Employees' Attitudes Towards family Friendly Policies

Kwong Lai Cheng, Lee Kum Chee

Abstract


ABSTRACT
As employees increasingly face challenges in balancing work with family commitments, the workplace could provide support and practical solutions to their stressful lives. Thus family friendly policies could play an important
role in attracting and retaining workers. Family friendly policies are considered as any benefit or working condition that employees enjoy in order to achieve some balance in their family and working life. This study was conducted to determine the extent to which family friendly policies are practised in organizations in the Klang Valley, as well as the perceptions of employees towards such policies. A questionnaire was designed for the study. Based on the data collected from a sample of 113 workers, the findings revealed that a gap existed between what employees actually wanted and what organizations were offering in terms of these policies. Respondents favoured these policies, whether male or female, as well as
with or without dependents. The findings have implications for employers, as a greater emphasis on these policies could affect the productivity and morale of workers.
ABSTRAK
Pekerja pada masa kini kian menghadapi cabaran dalam usaha menyeimbangkan tugas di tempat kerja dengan komitmen keluarga. Oleh itu, organisasi boleh menyediakan kemudahan dan penyelesaian praktikal
untuk membantu menghadapi tekanan ini. Polisi  berorientasi keluarga adalah penting untuk menarik dan menyimpan pekerja. Polisi berorientasi keluarga merupakan sesuatu faedah atau keadaan bekerja yang dinikmati oleh kakitangan supaya kehidupan dari segi keluarga dan kerja dapat diseimbangkan. Kajian ini adalah dijalankan untuk menentukan sejauhmanakah dasar berorientasi keluarga dipraktikkan di organisasi di
Lembah Kelang, dan juga untuk mengetahui persepsi responden terhadap polisi itu. Satu soal selidik telah direkabentukkan untuk kajian ini. Berdasarkan data yang dikumpul daripada sampel seramai 113 pekerja,keputusan telah menunjukkan bahawa jurang terdapat di antara kehendak pekerja dan polisi yang ditawar oleh majikan mereka. Responden berharap menikmati faedah ini, tanpa mengira jantina dan sama ada mempunyai penanggung atau tidak. Keputusan kajian in; mempunyai implikasi bagi
majikan kerana ia mempengaruhi produktiviti dan semangat pekerja. 


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