The work-life interface and the role of HR: employee experiences in Brazil

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Santos, C. and de Hilal, A. 2020. The work-life interface and the role of HR: employee experiences in Brazil. Community, Work and Family. 23 (4), pp. 439-456. https://doi.org/10.1080/13668803.2018.1547270
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TitleThe work-life interface and the role of HR: employee experiences in Brazil
AuthorsSantos, C. and de Hilal, A.
Abstract

Work-life studies address an individual's need to reconcile work and non-work aspects of life. With the increasing demands in both spheres, organizations have responded by developing policies and programs aimed at alleviating conflict and providing support for workers. However, the concepts of work-life balance and work-life conflict were constructed within a particular time and place and thus may be culture and context-specific. Despite an increasing trend in cross-cultural work-life studies, most research has focused on developed countries and a key issue remains examining whether theories, models and findings are valid in a less comparable setting. The present research contributes to this understanding by examining the work-life interface from the perspective of human resource professionals in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Findings suggest that there is little organizational support beyond what is mandated by the government and the prevalence of informal arrangements. In addition, there is a remarkable difference in terms of work-life provisions between Brazilian and multinational firms.

Research GroupDiversity and Gender group
PublisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)
JournalCommunity, Work and Family
ISSN1366-8803
Electronic1469-3615
Publication dates
Online28 Nov 2018
Print07 Aug 2020
Publication process dates
Deposited27 Nov 2020
Submitted23 Nov 2015
Accepted25 Oct 2018
Output statusPublished
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Copyright Statement

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Community, Work & Family on 28 Nov 2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13668803.2018.1547270

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/13668803.2018.1547270
Web of Science identifierWOS:000618790900005
LanguageEnglish
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