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Encompassing the Work-Life Balance into Early Career Decision-Making of Future Employees Through the Analytic Hierarchy Process

Gawlik, Remigiusz (2016): Encompassing the Work-Life Balance into Early Career Decision-Making of Future Employees Through the Analytic Hierarchy Process. Published in: Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing Series, Vol. 594 , Vol. 594, No. Advances in Human Factors, Business Management and Leadership (1 January 2018): pp. 137-147.

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Abstract

The paper presents the results of ranking of the significance of quality of life determinants by University students that are starting professional activities. Research methodology: literature review; elaboration of an AHP decision-making model; two-stage expert selection; significance rankings by experts and a graphical and descriptive presentation of obtained results. Research sample: 14 experts out of almost 200 University students. Research outcome: a decision-making model that aims at maximizing the life satisfaction of future employees as a function of their individual assessments of significance of particular determinants of quality of life. Research implications: a more accurate adaptation to trends on the labor market and creation of new business models. Research limitation: narrowing the group of experts to University students. Value added of the research: better motivated employees with a satisfactory level of work-life balance will contribute to an increase of societal satisfaction level.

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