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This brief and accessible title integrates contemporary scholarly research with compelling vignettes to make it appealing to both instructors and undergraduate audiences. While focused on the United States in respect to its target audience and emphasis, it contains considerable international data that compares and contrasts social policies adopted in Europe and elsewhere. In so doing, it shows both the strengths and the limitations of the approaches used in the U.S. This title is the only single source that summarizes the origins of work–family concerns, the diversities of needs and experiences, the impact of tensions on the family front, the consequences of tensions for employers, and different types of policies that can make meaningful differences not only in the lives of employees, but also potentially in job quality and national productivity.

Employer Frontiers: Organizational Intransigence and Promising Practices
Employer frontiers: Organizational intransigence and promising practices

The SAS Corporation makes business analytic software, products that enable employers and researchers to analyze data and reach sound decisions. Its workforce is highly skilled and motivated. In return for their labor, employees receive handsome salaries and benefits. As the company website (http://www.sas.com/company/csr_reports/current/employees.html) explains,

SAS employees are the lifeline of our success. By investing in our employees, we are investing in the long-term future of the company. The SAS culture and approach is based on trust, flexibility and values. Through a healthy work environment, opportunities for development and robust benefits, SAS provides employees with work-life balance. We have been recognized for encouraging creativity and innovation, while balancing work and life. We believe happy, ...

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