Course Description

With the changing demographics of the workforce, there is a need to assess the relationship between work life and family life and the impact they have on each other. Topics include: work and family issues; organizational and personal stress; work and family conflict; dependent care issues, including those of the sandwich generation; role conflict; marital satisfaction; work satisfaction; and workplace and government policies for dealing with multiple work and family demands.


Course Details

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify and examine the concept of work-to-family conflict or role conflict.
  • Identify the social and demographic changes that have influenced work and family
  • Analyze the impact of various employment strategies on quality of family life
  • Identify and analyze workplace policies and government legislation and their impact on work-life integration
  • Make a business case for addressing the needs of the employer in areas such as retention, turnover and absenteeism, and the needs of the employee in terms of work-life integration

Formerly: BMC 286 HR Perspectives on Work-Life Balance

Formerly: BMC 147 Work-Life Integration: Creating Balance in Your Life

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Online Asynchronous
Jan 16, 2024 to Mar 25, 2024
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $539.99
Reading List / Textbook

No textbook required.

Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

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Optional live sessions: TBD

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