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Life experience often makes the best storytellers – such as a tweet showing why healthcare needs a good back-up plan.
Client Success Stories, Back-Up Care |
Short and Tweet: A Back-Up Care Success Story
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
Sam’s Club is the latest major employer to announce a child care center. Here’s why that’s great news for everyone.
Client Success Stories, Early Education and Preschool |
New Arrival on the Horizon: Welcome to the Sam’s Club Kids Club!
Varsity Blues made college admissions look a whole lot scarier. A former admissions officer offers some perspective.
Education and College Advising, Employee Benefits |
College Admissions in the News: Can Kids Really Get a Fair Shake?
Dire healthcare talent shortages are opening providers’ eyes to a stark competitive reality. Here are 3 strategies that should be on your radar.
EdAssist, Healthcare Professionals |
Answering the Healthcare Talent Shortage: 3 Strategies That Should Be on Your Radar
Child care, says an expert, is no longer a woman’s issue – it’s an economic issue. And the urgency can be read from the number of tech companies responding.
Women in the Workforce, Back-Up Care |
“Moved Away from a Women’s Issue”: The Tech World Responds to Child Care
International Women's Day isn't about women (or just about women). It's about progress and ensuring our economy benefits from all the best ideas.
Women in the Workforce |
Celebrating What International Women's Day is Really About
Diversity and innovation were among the key themes of this year’s Great Places to Work Summit.
Company Culture |
3 Key Takeaways from Great Places to Work 2019
Check out our February roundup of HR news covering employee retention, the popularity of flexibility and wellness benefits, the digital employee experience, and more.
Recruitment And Retention, Employee Benefits |
February HR News Roundup
The very skepticism about a working mothers’ commitment to careers causes women to reassess how committed to a career they want to be.
5 Ways the Motherhood Penalty Affects Us All
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.
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.
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
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
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