Bright Horizons Family Solutions, a leading provider of employer-sponsored child care, back-up care, education, and work/life solutions, congratulates the 80 Bright Horizons employer clients who have been named to the 28th Annual “2013 Working Mother 100 Best Companies” list. For the second consecutive year, all Top-Ten companies on the list are Bright Horizons clients.
“We applaud our 80 clients who have been named to the “2013 Working Mother 100 Best Companies” list and are honored to partner with them every day as they help to provide employees with programs that help make workplaces supportive, flexible and successful,” said Bright Horizons Chief Executive Officer David Lissy. “These are the companies that recognize that the key to success is their employees’ overall well-being and that to achieve this, you must embrace programs and create work environments that help employees find work-life balance and provide opportunities that help them grow professionally.”
"Now in its 28th year, the Working Mother 100 Best Companies are leaders in building initiatives that truly support all employees. They are the vanguard of successful companies, with modern policies for American families," said Carol Evans, CEO, Working Mother Media. “It's time for employees and their companies to step out from the shadows and embrace workplace flexibility as a core business strategy that will enable them to compete and succeed in an increasingly competitive global economy.”
Employers on the Working Mother 100 Best Companies List recognize and value the importance of their employees well-being, which is a combination of factors that make people feel grounded and satisfied, taking into account health and wellness; career and work satisfaction; family life and daily routine. By offering flexible work arrangements such as flexible scheduling, innovative time-off policies, and compressed work weeks, it leads to leads to a strong return on investment in the way of increased retention, productivity, employee and customer satisfaction, and enhanced recruitment efforts. Almost 90 percent of employees with high levels of well-being reported high job satisfaction, according to a 2012 survey of 2,000 working adults in the U.S., conducted by Horizons Workforce Consulting. The survey also reveals that respondents without work/life supports offered by their employer were nearly a third more likely to report being depressed and three times as likely to be treated for high blood pressure and diabetes.
See the complete list of Working Mother's 2013 100 Best Companies.