Work–life programs and performance in Australian organisations: The role of organization size
Published on Dec 1, 2018
Organizations are increasingly using work-life programs to strategically manage their workforce in the competitive labour market. Extant research has investigated various outcomes of work-life programs but has had a lack of focus on organizational financial performance. Drawing on strategic human resource management theory, we address this research gap by proposing and testing a work-life program-performance relationship. This study also investigates a moderating effect of organization size on the work–life programs–performance relationship. We conduct a time-lagged study linking work-life programs with firm performance in 117 organizations in Australia. The findings support the hypothesis that work–life programs are positively associated financial performance. The results also support the moderating effect of organization size on the relationship between work–life programs and financial performance.