For companies of all industries, reconciling work and family life is an important aspect for their employees.
It makes a big difference whether a company claims to be family-friendly or actually acts in the interests of its employees. There are many effective measures that any company can take to increase family friendliness in general. Other measures depend on the industry, profession, work environment and company.
Industry-specific long or irregular working hours, long journeys, field service, weekend work are just a few examples of how work can lead everyday life in irregular patterns. Such circumstances make it very difficult to reconcile work and family life.
Many companies and employers are aware of this and have introduced regulations to make it easier for their employees to balance work and private life. Family friendliness is also a key success factor in recruiting employees.