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Child care breakdowns are costly. And it’s a myth that a nanny search tool alone can solve them. If all you’re doing is reimbursing employees for self-selected care – versus finding care for them -- you’re only getting a fraction of a real solution.
Employee Benefits |
Debunking the 5 Myths About Back-Up Child Care
Here are five surprising facts about employees' money problems and what they cost employers.
Financial Wellness |
5 Things You Need to Know About Financial Wellness in Your Workplace
There are a lot of good reasons why companies need child care as a benefit for employees. Here are five.
Employee Benefits, Life Stages |
5 Reasons Why Companies Need Child Care
At Bright Horizons, inclusion isn’t a business practice. It’s just who we are.
Diversity & Inclusion |
Bright Horizons One of Forbes Best Companies for Diversity
The cost of college has students starting to wonder if a life of debt is worth it. Employers can be part of the solution.
Workforce Development |
2020 Trends: How Employers Can Change Higher Ed
As we start 2020, what are today’s biggest talent challenges? Our most searched blogs offer clues.
Employee Benefits, Employee Wellbeing |
HR 2020: What Employers are Reading
Here are the 3 questions you should be asking when researching employee development options.
Education and Development, Continuing Education & Skills |
How to Choose the Right Workforce Training Program? 3 Questions to Ask
They’re the faces and foundations of our brands. And the good ones are increasingly hard to find. Here’s how employers are vying for valuable frontline employees.
Recruitment and Retention |
Why 2020 Will Be the Year of the Frontline Employee
After all the things we’ve adapted to in the last 10 years, why does the idea of working and mothering still seem so unbelievable?
Women in the Workforce |
On Behalf of Working Families, A Question for 2020
We're covering the importance of matching your culture and your brand, using wacky questions in interviews, employee retention strategies, and more.
Company Culture, Recruitment And Retention |
December HR News Roundup
No matter what you’re celebrating, best wishes for a bright holiday season, from our Bright Horizons family to yours.
Company Culture |
A Holiday Thank You from Bright Horizons
Fully leveraging your benefits requires effort beyond merely assembling them.
Notes for the New Year: Are Your Employees as Happy as They Could Be?
What do employees want more than a holiday bonus? Here’s what CHROs are saying.
Year-End Notes: Takeaways from Evanta, HR, and the Holiday Party
PayPal and Microsoft’s holiday gift gives back to employees all year ‘round.
Back-Up Care, Family Benefits |
CNBC on Back-Up Care: “PayPal and Microsoft’s Employee Holiday Gift is a Game Changer for Working Parents”
A worried mom-to-be, an advice columnist that warmed our hearts, and what all working parents should know about being great parents.
Women in the Workforce, Family Benefits |
Holiday 2019 Wish List: The One Thing We Wish All Working Parents Knew
A recent study of nurses showed that even as they stay on board, many are planning their exits. That signals a problem for healthcare that may be even worse than turnover.
Healthcare Professionals, Education and Development |
For Healthcare Employers, There’s One Thing Worse Than Turnover
Congratulations - you've survived another open enrollment season! What are you going to do now? Here are 4 things to look at.
Open Enrollment is Over. Now What? 4 To Dos
Writing on EBN, Bright Horizons' Patrick Donovan further unpacks insights from our recent Working Learner Index study on investing in employee education.
Continuing Education & Skills, Recruitment and Retention |
Bright Horizons' Patrick Donovan on EBN: “Education benefits are a critical offering to retain top talent”
Varsity Blue shows just how crazy college admissions has become. Fixing it will take more than changes to colleges.
Education and College Advising |
WSJ Asks, What would make College Admissions Less Painful? Here’s One Answer
Here’s to all the moms and dads who are working and parenting – and building snowmen – today. Have we mentioned, we love back-up care?
Family Benefits |
Snow Day! Here’s to All the Working Parents Undaunted by a Blizzard
Thanks to all the clients, colleagues, and families for giving us so much to be grateful for. It wouldn’t be the same without you.
Teachers and Coaches and Leaders, Oh My! What We’re Thankful For This Thanksgiving
This month’s HR news roundup discusses holiday hiring strategies, the importance of employee appreciation, hiring trends for 2020, and more.
Recruiting And Retention, Company Culture |
November HR News Roundup
Don’t worry that upskilling employees will make them flight risks. Research says just the opposite is true.
Education and Development, Recruiting And Retention |
Are Employees Using Your Education Benefits to Look for New Jobs? Maybe (and Why That’s a Good Thing)
Bright Horizons stands for many causes, perhaps few so passionately as this: everyone’s welcome.
Company Culture, Diversity & Inclusion |
Bright Horizons Stands Behind the LGBTQ Community
Bright Horizons is proud to be a Top Workplace for the 12th time. Learn more!
Hey Bright Horizons Employees – You Made Us a Top Workplace (Again!)
Millennial stereotypes just won’t go away. But here’s why they’re just plain wrong.
Life Stages |
The Danger of Millennial Stereotypes
The race is on to future-proof workforces with new skills. But success will require more than education programs – but the right program for the right audience at the right time.
Education and Development |
Employee Learning Takes Many Forms: Has Your Education Benefit Kept Up?