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New data from Bright Horizons newest Modern Family Index shows most people believe working moms bring important leadership skills to the workplace. So why aren’t we treating them that way?
Women in the Workforce, Client Success Stories |
“Working moms overlooked and left behind:” Bright Horizons’ Newest Modern Family Index in the News
Single-digit unemployment is making it tough for recruiters. No wonder reskilling and employee education assistance are gaining ground. Still, myths persist. Here are five of the most common – and why they’re misguided.
Education and Development, Employee Benefits |
Taking on the Myths of Education Benefits
Technology may be manufacturing's wave of the future. But the machines don't run themselves. And dire shortages of frontline skills is forcing manufacturing to rethink the way their approaches to finding talent.
Education and Development, Recruiting And Retention |
Rethinking Recruitment: the Future of Talent on Manufacturing Frontlines
Legislation landing back in the Senate recently has reignited the possibility of tax-advantaged employer student loan programs.
Employee Benefits, Financial Wellness, EdAssist, Education and Development |
Student Loan Repayment Programs in the News – The Race is On
Frontline talent is at the top of today's employer challenges. Yet some employers are managing to avoid churn. Here's how they're doing it.
EdAssist, Education and Development |
How to Solve Your Frontline Talent Shortage
Here’s why Harvard Business Review says working parents should be at the top of your priority list.
Recruiting And Retention |
“The Working Parent Problem”: Harvard Business Review Talks, Why Working Parents Matter
Making the list…making it 18 times! Congratulations to all of our clients and friends on the Fortune 100 Best list.
Company Culture |
Bright Horizons Lands the Fortune List for the 18th Time!
There are three basic things most of us prioritize in our work/life decisions. As is so often the case, we get to pick two. But there’s a single additional element that makes the job worthwhile.
Company Culture, Education and Development |
3 Things Employees Will Give Up For a Job, and 1 Thing They Won’t
Only a small percentage of girls study STEM subjects. Maybe that’s because they don’t see a pathway. Women in Science Day reminds us they need role models on and off the screen.
Women in the Workforce |
On Women in Science Day – Taking on False Assumptions About Working Mothers
History has shown that almost every human-displacing invention has been met with a new human-powered job required to support it. The question is, will we be ready? What to do to make sure you are.
Education and Development |
The Robots are Coming. Will We Be Smart Enough to Work With Them?
Super Bowl Fever will keep 10% of the workforce home today. And that's just one cause of expensive unscheduled absences.
Post-Game Report: 10% of Your Team Sidelined
Billions of meetings every year make every day feel like Groundhog Day. Maybe it’s time to rethink the way we run them.
How Meetings Make Every Day Feel Like Groundhog Day
In this HR news roundup: benefit trends for 2019, how to improve meeting quality, what to do when a favorite team member leaves your organization, and more.
Recruitment And Retention |
January HR News Roundup
A recent photo went viral of a multi-tasking working mom making it “look easy.” But equal credit for the scene belongs to the woman behind the camera.
Women in the Workforce, Recruitment And Retention |
The Picture of How to Retain New Mothers After Leave
Almost everyone (90% according to one study) says positive business culture is important. What those articles don’t tell you is culture’s real power. Here’s what it really does.
What Culture Really Means
It’s tempting to think a search platform alone can solve your employees’ elder care problem. It can’t. Effective elder care benefits have to include a human element, too.
Life Stages |
Why Elder Care isn’t a Technology Problem
Hollywood is a place known for its creativity on screen. Currently, the area’s ingenuity is being tested off screen as well – specifically in the workplace as Los Angeles teachers go on strike. Here’s how entertainment companies are helping parents.
Employee Benefits, Client Success Stories |
In Los Angeles, an Exercise in the Value of a Back-Up Plan