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Perhaps disconnects are what allow some businesses to pat themselves on the back for a job well done, just before they go under. The disconnects between human resources and their main constituents — C-Suite residents and the troops — has been well documented. Now, CareerArc sheds light on yet another big one between HR and the troops in the field.

In its “2015 Workplace Flexibility Study,” featuring input from more than 1,000 employees and HR professionals, CareerArc found that the folks in human resources are wearing rose-tinted spectacles when it comes to work-life balance. In other words, many more HR managers believe they offer workers a healthy work-life balance than do the workers themselves.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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