Only 50% of staff feel that their manager is supportive when they raise personal issues relating to work-life-balance.

Assessment Brief

Most importance: Assessments must be submitted via Turnitin, and the similarity must below 10%.

The original report is the most important.

The report structure must follow the Marking Rubric at the end of this assessment brief (in the attachments)

Case scenario – Work-life-balance and well-being in a professional services firm 

CWP Services is a professional services firm that provides change management and HR consulting services to organizations, across a range of business sectors. CWP Services currently employs 13,500 staff, across Europe; 65% of the workforce is male and 35% female.

One of the firm’s diversity management goals is to increase the percentage of female employees, especially those working in senior roles. However as with other professional service firms the nature of the work – client-focused, long hours working, often working away from home – is making it difficult for the organization to achieve this particular diversity goal.

Whilst in the past the firm has not found it difficult to attract and retain key talent, the organization has started to notice that the number of both young male and female applicants has started to decline. In addition, the number of staff leaving after 3 – 5 years with the firm has started to increase, particularly amongst those aged 35-45.

Results from the latest employee survey indicate that:

§ Only 40% of staff is satisfied with their work-life balance. The survey results indicate that female employees and those working with International clients are the most dis-satisfied.

§ Only 50% of staff feel that their manager is supportive when they raise personal issues relating to work-life-balance.

§ Only 40% of staff feels that the range of flexible work options is sufficient to meet their changing needs.

§ Staff that have opted for flexible working feel that their career has plateaued.

The senior partners of the firm have expressed concern about the latest employee survey results, as well as other key HR metrics. As the Director of HR for UK, Europe and the Middle East, you have been tasked with identifying what changes the firm could make to its flexible working and work-life-balance policies and procedures to address the concerns of staff, whilst at the same time providing a high level of service to clients.

You need to do: According to the case scenario, you need to recommend and justify one key solutions for the key issues.

Proposed solutions (ABOUT 600 WORDS)

In this section you need to recommend and justify one key solutions for the key issues set out in your introduction.

For recommendation, state clearly what the recommendation is. Then use a combination of academic sources, practitioner sources, and other case examples to support your recommendation. Remember managers will pay more attention to HR’s recommendations if these are supported with good evidence. For example, if you are looking at International expansion and resourcing in a technology-focused organization then look for comparable organizational examples. Who are the other well-respected technology companies that you could include. Try and find out how they dealt with International resourcing as they expanded.

Don’t write (i)Improving work-life-balance, (ii)Improving managers Leadership skills, (iii)Improving Employee Voice/ Communication.

Remember to need a new solution

Referencing

You MUST use the Harvard System

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