The role of work/life balance considerations on employment mobility in regional Australia

Debra da Silva, Kerry Grigg

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    Abstract

    While organisations in regional Australia face the difficulty of attracting skilled labour, an increasing number of individuals are considering amenity-lifestyle changes, commonly known as ‘sea-change’ or ‘tree-change’ decisions. So how does this promotion of WLB appeal to individuals’ mobility and decision making-processes specifically in relation to employment decisions? In particular, are individuals motivated by job satisfaction, life satisfaction or both? This issue will be examined through the development of a conceptual model and set of hypotheses designed to test the attractiveness of a move to regional Australia against variables such as work factors, demographic factors, social factors and perceptions of regional Australia. . Proposed findings will focus on developing human resource strategies that better match the needs of regional organisations with the motivations and intentions of skilled migratory labour.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication21st ANZAM conference
    Subtitle of host publicationManaging our intellectual and social capital
    EditorsRoss Chapman
    Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
    PublisherANZAM
    Pages1-20
    Number of pages20
    ISBN (Electronic)1863081402
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference - Sydney, Australia, Australia
    Duration: 04 Dec 200707 Dec 2007

    Conference

    ConferenceAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Period04/12/0707/12/07

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