[WATERTOWN, MA, September 18, 2012] Bright Horizons Family Solutions®, the world’s leading provider of employer-sponsored child care, back-up care, education, and work/life solutions, congratulates its 80 clients - including all of the Top Ten companies - who made the 27th Annual Working Mother magazine list of “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers.”
“Today’s leading companies have recognized that the key to business success is found in the well-being of their employees. Organizations that embrace programs such as on-site child care, emergency back-up dependent care, and support for the education of their employees and their family members can make a positive impact on both the health and well-being of all their employees - - male and female - - as well as on the health of the organization itself,” said Bright Horizons CEO David Lissy. “We commend the 80 Bright Horizons clients recognized on Working Mother’s 100 Best list and we are proud to partner with them to help them achieve their goal of enabling their employees to be successful at work and at home.”
Jennifer Owens, editorial director of Working Mother Media, noted, “These 100 Best Companies know what it takes to keep all employees, but especially their employee moms, productive and engaged at work. As the stress surrounding work-life integration continues to rise, so does the opportunity for creating a win-win environment for employees and employers. The Working Mother 100 Best Companies see the payoff from their programs and policies and are outstanding examples for companies to emulate.”
In August, 2012, the University of Akron and Penn State University released a study stating that women who go back to work soon after having children have more energy and mobility, and less depression at age 40. A second recent survey of 2,000 working adults in the U.S. done by Horizons Workforce Consulting found that nearly 90 percent of employees with high levels of well-being reported high job satisfaction and nearly two thirds of those employees reported consistently putting in extra effort at work.
Respondents without work/life supports offered by their employer:
- Were nearly a third more likely to report being down, depressed or hopeless in the last month
- Were 62 percent more likely to experience sleep issues that have an impact on their jobs
- Were three times as likely to be treated for high blood pressure and diabetes
- Spend 20 percent more time dealing with dependent care issues at work than those who do have access to work/life supports.