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Tim Tolan, CEO of Sanford Rose Associates® – The Tolan Group, Authored “Developing a Work-Life Balance Culture”, Featured in Healthcare Innovation
Plano, TX | 6/12/2019
Tim Tolan is CEO and Managing Partner Sanford Rose Associates® – The Tolan Group, an executive search firm located in St. Augustine, Florida. They specialize in healthcare, private equity, venture capital and social enterprise recruiting. The following is an article published in Healthcare Innovation:
Work-life balance (WLB) is a common term used by many companies attempting to lure the best talent available to join their team. It certainly sounds cool and has a relaxing ring to the phrase every time I hear it. The way WLB is sold to potential recruits is the promise that as an employee they will somehow have more control of their working life which ultimately should lead to increased productivity, lower absenteeism, a happier, less stressed workforce, and improvements in employee health and well-being. At least that’s the pitch!
So how can companies that guarantee a true WLB opportunity live up to the expectations they are selling candidates? It’s actually not that hard to implement. As a small firm of 12 employees, we mandate WLB in every facet of the employee experience and have taken pages from many of our client’s playbooks to make the employee experience real. In my opinion, providing a real WLB environment mostly involves trust. The old-school ways of measuring productivity that include hours worked, when an employee starts and ends their day, and calculating traditional time-off pay, all go out the window. If your organization is planning to map its employee experience with the way employees of the post Baby Boomer world think and view life, changes must happen.