Putting work-life balance into relocation planningBy Donna Bergles and Lisa Da Rocha09/23/2002|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/10/2002 Work-life balance is an increasing priority in human resources management for very good reasons, driven by the rise of the dual-career family and the attendant need to juggle responsibilities on the home front. Forward-looking companies have responded with family-friendly policies and support programs. Yet with corporate relocations, life balance issues are generally overlooked, despite the fact that the sheer nature of the relocation process throws the work-life balance of employees and their families completely out of whack. In human terms, a relocation may become a total “dislocation,” with employees and their families feeling cut off from friends and relatives, workmates, familiar surroundings, lifestyle routines and social connections. After a relocation, it takes time for all involved to settle in and develop connections to the new job and new community. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.