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Our blog features the latest news, trends, and challenges facing HR pros. We provide real solutions that meaningfully support employees, advance careers, and drive the world’s leading brands.
This week, we asked Bright Horizons employees to come to talk about race in America. Nearly 500 joined. Here’s what happened and why it mattered so much.
Diversity & Inclusion |
We Can’t Afford to Be Bystanders
Parents in healthcare have been using child care throughout the shutdown. Here’s why they felt great about the experience.
Healthcare Professionals, Early Education and Preschool |
Child Care After Reopening: Healthcare Parents Weigh In
Boston Children’s Hospital’s Dr. Kristin Moffitt is advising Bright Horizons on COVID-19 center safety protocols.
Early Education and Preschool, Family Benefits |
Bright Horizons Looks to Renowned Infectious Disease Expert for COVID-19 Center Safety Protocols
The pandemic has brought a lot of changes to the workplace. Some of those lessons will be worth holding on to. Here are 7 we should consider keepers.
Employee Wellbeing, Family Benefits, Workforce Development |
7 HR Lessons From the Pandemic that We Need to Keep
Employers have a learned a lot about working parents because of the pandemic. How will that affect working family policies going forward?
Work-Life Balance, Family Benefits |
What the Pandemic Has Taught Us About Working Parents
How can employers take a page from the child care playbook to help support working parents with elder care challenges?
Elder Care |
COVID Has Changed Elder Care. Benefits Have to Change With It
For all of us engaged in the hard work of anti-racism, Employee Advisory Groups are critical resources that do more than offer employee support.
The Best D&I Resource You Might Not Be Using
2020 has prompted a lot of soul searching among employers about diversity and racial equity in our workplaces. Progress will come down to providing opportunities for underrepresented groups.
Tuition Assistance, Diversity & Inclusion |
Bright Horizons CHRO: Actionable Steps toward Diversity in Your Workplace
To fill the new care gaps, employers will have to expand their definition of child care support beyond traditional lines and individual offerings.
Early Education and Preschool, Back-Up Care |
To Fill the New Child Care Gaps, Employers Will Have To Think in New Ways
The question for companies isn’t just how to support employees today. It’s how you want to be remembered later on.
Company Culture, Recruitment and Retention |
Why Now Is a Really Good Time To Think About Retention
Factory workers with children can’t get to work without child care. In the current era, it’s costing the industry significantly in absenteeism.
Early Education and Preschool |
How Child Care Shortages Are Putting Manufacturing on the Line
Inclusion is not patting ourselves on the back for accepting people who remind us of us; it’s welcoming and engaging people who are nothing like us.
We Need To Talk About What It Means To Be Inclusive
Women’s careers have been devastated by the pandemic. Waiting and seeing if they’ll come back is not an option.
Women in the Workforce |
What Will Happen To Women’s Careers? We Can’t Afford To Wait and See
For decades, no one really asked whether they should break the bank for college. But they’re asking now. It’s an opportunity to change the financial futures of multiple generations.
Education and College Advising |
How to Change the Financial Futures of Two (or More) Generations
Ask a Manager’s Alison Green asked working parents how employers are helping. The answers warmed our hearts.
Back-Up Care, Client Success Stories |
“Ask a Manager”: What Employers Are Getting Right About Supporting Working Parents
Summer was a challenge for working parents. And the arrival of fall promises more of the same. Here’s how employers are stepping up.
No Back To School? How Creative Employers Are Filling in the Care Gaps
Headline after headline warns that the absence of child care will cost the whole economy. Here's why.
Early Education and Preschool, Work-Life Balance |
Why Is Child Care So Important? Because Here’s What We Stand To Lose Without It
Today’s benefits platforms are known for high tech. But to really know how they’re working, sometimes you have to go old school.
Employee Engagement |
6 Low-Tech Things To Do Before This Year’s Open Enrollment
The child care shortage is dominating HR conversations, and for good reason since working parents are critical to economic recovery.
Family Benefits, Work-Life Balance |
For Working Parents – and Their Employers – No Child Care Presents Hard Realities
This year, with no school, no sitters, and no enrichments — the secret’s officially out: grade-schoolers need child care, too.
Family Benefits, Additional Family Supports |
Saving Working Parents: Washington Post Talks the New Trend in Benefits – Care for Grade-Schoolers
Tens of millions of parents are trying to work without help for their kids. It’s moved child care up the list of essentials.
Will 2020 Be the Year Child Care Finally Moves To the Forefront?
Healthcare needs nurses. Finding them isn’t always easy. DaVita Kidney Care is taking a proactive approach – growing them in-house.
Client Success Stories, Healthcare Professionals, EdAssist |
How to Make Sure You Have Enough Nurses? DaVita Tackles It With Three Steps
Experts agrees that working parents are the key to economic recovery. And while many are pinning their hopes on school reopening, there’s a bigger problem lurking.
Family Benefits |
Supporting Working Parents: Why School Is Only Part of the Answer
Parents without school or child care are losing hours of worktime every week. Here’s how we helped one employer fix that – in a hurry.
Saving Productivity: Child Care Goes from Idea to Open in Three Weeks
Economists have made it clear that child care is essential to economic recovery. But centers will have to be efficient and sustainable to do the job.
We Need to Do More Than Create Child Care – We Need to Make Sure It’s Sustainable
The pandemic has been unquestionably difficult for healthcare providers. But it’s also provided important lessons for the future.
Healthcare Professionals, Workforce Development, Employee Wellbeing |
Lessons from Healthcare Leaders on Going Forward
The surprising effect of flat-rate tuition programs: the more classes you allow employees to take, the more cost effective your program can become.
EdAssist, Education and Development |
Driving Down Costs for Degree Programs
Many healthcare organizations are ramping up their development programs, viewing education as an investment in their future. And employees are responding.
Healthcare Professionals, Continuing Ed and Skills |
3 Lessons for a Skilled Healthcare Labor Force
Today, when workforces need to constantly be able to adapt, creativity is everything. Here’s how to inspire it.
Company Culture |
We’ve Never Needed Creativity More. Here are 5 Ways to Inspire It
The pandemic has accelerated the need for evolution in higher ed. Some existing programs can model how it’s done.
Workforce Development, EdAssist |
Higher Education Needs a Revolution? For Many, It’s Already Started
Headlines have made it clear that child care is essential to a recovered economy. A children’s hospital expert talks what child care will look like.
How to Get Working Parents Back to Work
Learn the importance of work-free time and discover strategies for helping your employees avoid burnout.
Company Culture, Work-Life Balance |
What Really Burns Out Employees
2020 has answered a lot of questions about work and life. For women, the answers haven’t been good.
How to Reverse the Pandemic’s Toll on Women’s Careers
This year, summer hardly feels like a holiday (most of us probably don’t remember it IS summer). That makes vacation even more important.
Work-Life Balance, Employee Wellbeing |
5 Reasons Summer Vacation Is More Important This Year…Even If It’s Just a State of Mind
2020 is unquestionably a year of crisis. But industry leaders that gathered recently for a virtual panel agreed it could be an opportunity for business leaders to make positive changes that outlast the pandemic.
Employee Wellbeing, Diversity & Inclusion |
The Future of Work: What Are the Lessons of the Pandemic?
Employers around the world are using powerful words to take a stand against social injustice. But here’s what they’ll have to do to turn words into change.
Ready to Fight Racism in Your Workplace? Here’s Where to Start