03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

Is a Work/Life Balance Realistic?

Striking a balance between professional and personal commitments is a common dilemma for many of today's workers. Lean staff levels and rising workloads require longer hours on the job, making it difficult to juggle deadlines and dinner plans, presentations and trips to the gym, business travel and family vacations.

In fact, a recent survey of workers by Robert Half International suggests flexible schedules is the benefit employees value most. The reason? Increased control of their time enables individuals to balance competing demands.

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