CHRO Maribeth Bearfield: Thankful at Bright Horizons
At a time when companies are not just groups of employees, but work families, we at Bright Horizons have a lot to be thankful for. A few things on our list:
Our world got a little brighter this year with the arrival of some new additions to our family. Aloha, Little Ohana; Greetings, Bristol-Myers Squibb Child Development Center; Cheers, Pepstart. And to all our new friends - -welcome!
We love seeing how often our clients are recognized for their great cultures. Many were named to this year's Working Mother list. Just recently, we were so thankful to see our own name on the Boston Globe Top Places to Work list for a tenth straight year. Congratulations all!
Florida. Texas. Puerto Rico. 2017 was a really tough year for a lot of people. And our Bright Horizons family was right there with clients and Bright Horizons employees who braved the storm to take care of patients, children, and families, and who took in the displaced -- even with pets -- to make sure people were safe.
The rain was still coming down when our employees and those around the country began asking together, "What can we do?" And the elbow grease hasn't stopped since the rain did.
Thanks to all in and outside of our company who put real muscle volunteering for our Bright Horizons Foundation for Children and other organizations. They helped (and continue to help) people who really need it.
Yeah, we know our home office is squarely in Red Sox Nation. But Houston had a tough go this year. And we're happy the Astros were such a bright spot during an otherwise difficult time. Plus, there's nothing we love better than a happy ending. We'll get `em next year. Houston Strong!Finally, many of us have family and friends in places like Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida, and Las Vegas where people are still reeling from the fallout of this year's difficult events. Our hearts go out to all, please know our thoughts are with you. To everyone near and far, we wish you the happiest and safest of holidays.