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

Santos, Clarice ORCID logoORCID: and de Hilal, Adriana V. Garibaldi (2020) The work-life interface and the role of HR: employee experiences in Brazil. Community, Work & Family, 23 (4) . pp. 439-456. ISSN 1366-8803 [Article] (doi:10.1080/13668803.2018.1547270)

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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.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations > Diversity and Gender group
Item ID: 31434
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Community, Work & Family on 28 Nov 2018, available online:
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Depositing User: Clarice Santos
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2020 10:09
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 18:19

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