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The IUP Journal of Organizational Behavior :
The Influence of Employee Engagement on the Work-Life Balance of Employees in the IT Sector
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Post industrialization and IT revolution, business world has become very volatile in terms of change. Change has become the order of the day. Every business function is affected by changes which has left its impressions in one way or the other, and therefore, it has become one of the most imperative and challenging jobs for HR to strategize and manage employees in the changing business paradigm. Apart from other challenges like work-life balance and managing turnover, the most important challenge nowadays is getting your employees through employee engagement. This study analyzes how employee engagement influences work-life balance and what are the factors that organizations might consider when they strategize employee engagement and work-life balance. This paper explores if there is any relationship between employee engagement and work-life balance.

 
 
 

If we look back at the evolution of human resource management, it is interesting to see that with every advancement, expectations of both employee and employer have changed. Organizations have changed their approach from being paternalistic to guiding, mentoring and now there is no hitch in providing employees with nurturing and blooming environment which encourages employees to take decisions in a more dynamic manner. Organizations compete in the era of performance management; now is the time when organization’s entire focus rests on the reinforcement of employee-employer relations.

In the present era, organizations are managing diverse workforce with the dominance of Generation Y. Generation X joins an organization with a plan of staying and retiring from the same organization (Carey, 2001), whereas Generation Y although brings a new style and perspective, yet organizations have to take the risk of unwanted turnover, thus, losing billions of dollars every year (Sujansky and Ferri-Reed, 2009). Organizations are still offering traditional reward system and career plans to Generation Y (Tulgan, 2009). Generation Y wants something new; gone are the days of baby boomers who were accustomed to work-life imbalance.

 
 
 

Organizational Behavior Journal, The Influence of Employee Engagement, Work-Life Balance of Employees in the IT Sector