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WorkLife ToolKit - Cost Justification of Work-Life Programs

Compiled by Jane Angelich

In addition to using statistics from over 500 articles, the following articles were particularly helpful in the development of the cost-justification ROI formula:

An Organizational Assessment of the Impact of Family Responsibilities on Employee Productivity, June 1991

Employee Burnout: America's Newest Epidemic, Research Study by Northwestern National Life, 1991.

Simplifying ROI, Training, September 1992.

Utility Agency’s Work-Family Programs Prove They Promote a Healthy Bottom-Line, EA Professional Report, October 1992.

Flexible Employee Benefits Programs Casebook: Steelcase, Inc. Compensation & Benefits Management, Winter, 1992.

So Much Talk, So Little Action, The Wall Street Journal, Special Work & Family Section, June 21, 1993.

The Link Between Family Responsive Policies and Job Performance, University of Chicago Study, 1993

Assessing Employees Emerging Elder Care Needs and Reactions to Dependent Care Benefits, Public Personnel Management, Volume 22 Number 4, Winter, 1993.

Balancing Work and Family: A Concept Whose Time Has Come, The Employee Benefits Magazine, March 1993.

No Need to Reinvent the Family Benefits Wheel, The Employee Benefits Magazine, March. 1993.

Depression Costs Employers $35 Billion Per Year, The Employee Benefits Magazine, March 1993.

Largest Employers Support the Benefit Elite, HRFocus, May 1994.

Sick and Emergency Child Care, Law Firm Benefits, May 1994.

Turnover and Return on Investment Models for Family Leave, Parental Leave and Productivity, Families and Work Institute, July 1994.

Riding the Work/Family horse in the Right Direction, Solutions, November 1994.

A Crucible in Balancing Job and Family, The Wall Street Journal, December 14, 1994.

The MetLife Study of Employer Costs for Working Caregivers, Washington Business Group on Health and Gibson-Hunt Associates, 1995.

Family Supportive Organizational Benefits as Influences on Entry Level Job Preferences: An Empirical Analysis Using a Policy Capturing Methodology, Benefits Quarterly, First Quarter, 1995.

Money & Careers, New York Newsday, Inc., April 23, 1995.

Looking for Payback, Human Resource Executive Magazine, April 1995.

Life Cycle Flex Represents New Generation of Plans, Employee Benefit Plan Review, May 1995.

Diversity Plays Key Role in Benefits Redesign, EBN, June 1995.

Research Study Conducted by CCH Incorporated Using the Reid Child/Elder Care Survey, August 28, 1995.

The Business Case for Work-Family Programs, Journal of Accountancy, August 1995.

Research Study Conducted by Kwasha-Lipton, Kaleidoscope, Fall, 1995.

Trends in Work/Life Benefits Speech by John Menefee, Watson Wyatt Worldwide, September 22, 1995.

Enhancing work/life programs to Retain Key Execs, Philadelphia Business Journal, January 1996.

The Bottom-Line Benefits of Being a Work/Life Leader, Solutions, March 1996.

Culture Audit Boosts Retention: Deloitte & Touche Changes Women's Minds, Personnel Journal, April 1996.

The Bottom Line, Working Woman, July/August, 1996.

Balancing work and Family, Big Returns for Companies Willing to Give Family Strategies a Chance, Business Week, September 10, 1996.

Relinking Life and Work: Toward a Better Future, A Report to the Ford Foundation Based on a Collaborative Research Project with Three Corporations, November 1996.

The Proof is in the Profits, Working Mother, May 1997.

Work-Life Programs Reap Business Benefits, HRMagazine, June 1997.

Tech Firms Adapt to Aging Staff, Marin Independent Journal, September 1997.

Nurturing Employees and the Bottom Line, HRFocus, September 1997.

The Evolution of Work/Life Programs, Solutions, September 1997.

CEO Summit on Relinking Life and Work, Speech by Paul A. Allaire, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Xerox Corporation, September, 1997.

Best Companies for Working Mothers, Working Mother, October 1997.

HR and the Bottom Line, The Journal for Quality & Participation, Nov/Dec, 1997.