Bright Horizons to Host Get Your Employees to Work Webinar

[WATERTOWN, Mass., January 23, 2012] Bright Horizons Family Solutions®, the world’s leading provider of employer-sponsored child care, early education, back-up care, and work/life solutions, will be hosting a webinar for employers who want to minimize absenteeism, maximize engagement, and reduce employees’ stress levels. The webinar will take place on January 25, at 1:00 p.m. EST.

The webinar, entitled “Get Your Employees to Work with Back-Up Care” will feature business leaders from Thomson Reuters and Baylor College of Medicine who will discuss their experiences in offering back-up care to their employees.

Marco Diaz, Vice President of Employee Benefits, North America, at Thomson Reuters Barbara T. Naples, Executive Director, Benefits, at Baylor College of Medicine

Reliable back-up care steps in when care arrangements for children, adult or elder relatives fall through due to illness, vacation, school closures, or other unexpected situations. The Bright Horizons Back-up Care Advantage Program® provides measurable value to both employers and employees. Each year, employers lose the equivalent of six percent of their payroll to unscheduled absences. By offering back-up care, employers can minimize these absences, reducing dependent-care stress for some employees and eliminating the strain of covering for absent colleagues for others.

In a recent survey conducted by Bright Horizons, 86 percent of respondents reported that in the previous six months, back-up care enabled them to work on a day they otherwise would not have been able to; on average, back-up care enabled them to work six days during that time.

“In today’s world, employees are faced with an ever-increasing number of stresses that take their toll on their health, happiness and productivity at work. By offering back-up care, employers can help to eliminate one of these stresses in a cost-effective way that benefits both the employee and the employer,” said David Lissy, chief executive officer of Bright Horizons.

To participate in the “Get Your Employees to Work with Back-Up Care” webinar or to learn more about Bright Horizons workplace solutions for employers, please go to