"According to a recent survey by the Association of Executive Search Consultants, 85 percent of recruiters have seen candidates reject a job offer because it wouldn't include enough work-life balance. And 90 percent of recruiters say work-life balance considerations are more important now than they were five years ago. For companies competing for talent, that's not just a nuisance—it's an emergency. And the problem is only getting worse as baby boomers approach retirement age and start thinking about exiting the work force entirely." —"Balance: The New Workplace Perk." Forbes, 2007.