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Blurred lines: work, eldercare and HRM

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Show simple item record Murphy, Caroline Cross, Christine 2020-01-08T16:01:50Z 2018
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description The full text of this article will not be available in ULIR until the embargo expires on the 27/06/2020
dc.description.abstract Increased levels of female labour market participation have impacted on the ability of families to provide care for elderly relatives in many industrialised societies. While work–family balance has received significant academic attention, less attention has focused specifically on individuals with eldercare responsibility, a cohort which accounts for a growing segment of the labour market internationally. Taking a qualitative research approach this paper uses work/family border theory to the constraints and facilitators to reconciling care and employment for employees working full-time in Ireland. The findings highlight the significant impact that eldercare provision has on employees with regard to day-to-day work commitments. We find that while general work–life balance policies exist within organisations, that the design and functionality of such policies are of limited value to elder caregivers. Furthermore, this paper highlights how the lack of formal HR policies around eldercare within organisations results in a reliance on supervisory discretion. We make some recommendations for organisational level strategies to address the needs of a growing number of caregivers. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Human Resource Mangement;
dc.rights This is an Author's Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 2018 copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: en_US
dc.subject work-life balance en_US
dc.subject eldercare en_US
dc.subject workforce demography en_US
dc.subject human resource management policies en_US
dc.subject flexibility en_US
dc.title Blurred lines: work, eldercare and HRM en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2020-01-08T15:43:27Z
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/09585192.2018.1528470 2020-06-27
dc.embargo.terms 2020-06-27 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2864687
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle International Journal Of Human Resource Management
dc.description.status peer-reviewed

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