Work Life Balance: The Study Working at Home in the Philippines

Authors: Michael Caballero

Issue: 2021-2022


Filipinos are known for being skilled and hardworking people that is why people from other countries admire their passion and hard work just to provide financial stability for the family. But aside from financial stability Filipinos are also concern when it comes to work-life balance. In this competitive environment for business, employees often struggle on how to balance their work without compromising their lifestyle; they can still have fun while working. In the growing Industry of Business-Process Outsource working at home has been offered for some employees who help them to avoid any hassle going in to work. The Increase of outsource service in the 21st Century opened opportunity to many companies to explore the benefit of home-based work for their employees. With the help of technology life and working make it easy (intranet, web, mail and video calls), working at home has been successful and still growing as the evolution of technology goes well (though there are still some employers who prefer to have office workers so they can monitor the productivity of their employee), more employees tend to enjoy working at home comfortably without compromising the productivity in the organization. This study aimed to know the effect of work life balance when it comes to working at home and the perception of the employee’s bases on the variables: flexibility of time, salary and work life balance. This study gave information about the benefits they can get in a work at home environment. The method used in this study is qualitative type of research, using survey questionnaire. The researchers used primary sources in gathering the data. Survey was used to gather primary data using the questionnaire as research instrument. The researcher used a purposive sampling since there is criteria which is regular employees working in a private company within 6 months and beyond. Likert Scale was used to measure the level of perception towards working at home. The data that was gathered by the researchers were tabulated to understand the data provided by the participants from the survey questions. The researchers used the following statistical tools: frequency, percentage and median.

Key words: Employment, Work at Home, Work life Balance