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Employee preferences for work-life benefits in a large New Zealand construction company

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dc.contributor.author Thurnell, Derek
dc.contributor.author Morrison, Emily
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-02T00:28:32Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-02T00:28:32Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.issn 1837-9133
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10652/1841
dc.description.abstract The construction industry is a challenging environment in which to work, with job characteristics that are linked to work-life conflict, and it is important for its future sustainability that initiatives to support employee work-life balance are undertaken. 121 head office and site-based employees within a large New Zealand construction company rated their preferences for work-life benefits, and the results were compared with those of a similar previous (Australian) study. The most preferred work-life benefit factor (as for the previous Australian study) was found to be ‘wellness and personal development’. Results suggest that company provision of a wide variety of work-life benefits from which employees can choose during different stages in their life and career is ideal. Qualitative results suggest some work-life conflict associated with working long hours and weekend work exists. It is proposed that to attract and retain valuable employees, the New Zealand construction industry must provide useful work-life benefits, reasonable working hours, and supportive workplace cultures in line with such initiatives. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en en_NZ
dc.publisher UTSePress en_NZ
dc.relation.uri http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/index.php/AJCEB/article/view/2358/2809 en_NZ
dc.subject Work-life balance en_NZ
dc.subject New Zealand en_NZ
dc.subject Construction company en_NZ
dc.subject Human resource management en_NZ
dc.title Employee preferences for work-life benefits in a large New Zealand construction company en_NZ
dc.type Journal Article en_NZ
dc.rights.holder Author en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Morrison, E., & Thurnell, D. (2012). Employee preferences for work-life benefits in a large New Zealand construction company. Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, 12(1), 12-25. Available from http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/index.php/AJCEB/article/view/2358 en_NZ
unitec.institution Unitec Institute of Technology en_NZ
unitec.publication.spage 12 en_NZ
unitec.publication.lpage 25 en_NZ
unitec.publication.volume 12 en_NZ
unitec.publication.title Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building en_NZ
unitec.peerreviewed yes en_NZ
unitec.identifier.roms 53526


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