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dc.contributor.authorMorrison, Emily Jane
dc.contributor.authorThurnell, Derek
dc.description.abstractLong working hours and weekend working are an integral part of many jobs in the construction industry, and are job characteristics that are linked to work-life conflict, which adversely affects employees' ability to achieve work-life balance. Furthermore, the industry's culture of long working hours limits its ability to attract and retain talented employees. Since much of the work-life research in the construction industry focuses on working-hours, this research aimed to identify the typical working hours of the professional and managerial staff within a single large New Zealand construction company. One hundred and twenty one (121) head office and site-based employees responded to an online survey. Results support the assertion that New Zealand construction industry employees tend to work long hours, and hat work location affects working hour demands. Qualitative results suggest some work-life conflict associated with working long hours and weekend work exists. The New Zealand construction industry must provide a supportive work place culture in which to address these issues, and provide reasonable working hours, in order to find a balance that is suitable to employees, companies and the industry as a whole.en_NZ
dc.publisherAssociation of Researchers in Construction Managementen_NZ
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.subjecthuman resources management (HRM)en_NZ
dc.subjectwork hoursen_NZ
dc.subjectwork-life balanceen_NZ
dc.titleWorking hours in a large New Zealand construction companyen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
dc.rights.holderAssociation of Researchers in Construction Managementen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planningen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationMorrison, E. and Thurnell, D. (2012). Working hours in a large New Zealand construction company. In: Smith, S.D. (Ed.) Procs 28th Annual ARCOM Conference, 3-5 September 2012, Edinburgh, U.K., Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 249-259.en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.titleProceedings 28th Annual ARCOM Conferenceen_NZ
unitec.conference.titleAnnual ARCOM Conference (28th)en_NZ
unitec.conference.orgAssociation of Researchers in Construction Managementen_NZ
unitec.conference.locationEdinburgh, Scotlanden_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaConstruction + Engineering

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