Last year, Horizons Workforce Consulting’s Andrea Wicks Bowles asked some interesting questions about how to get employees to use their benefits. This year’s report on benefits trends shows why answering those question should be high on employers’ to-do lists.
Today’s employers are going to have to fight for great hires, hire for potential, develop existing talent, and invest in their employees in a way that makes them want to stay with the organization over the long-term. Three experts tell you how to use a culture of learning to achieve those goals.
Horizons Workforce Consulting’s study of 4,000 people showed that fewer than half of employees (only 40%) get enough sleep every night. New data shows the negative consequences for the employees…and the company.
Despite having the least amount of paid vacation time in the world, Americans – managers and their reports — are simply not taking time off. This, says a new report by Horizons Workforce Consulting, is bad new for employees and their organizations.
For the last two years, we’ve been talking about how the labor market is going to tighten. It happened even faster than predicted. Some are calling it the “post-recession challenge” or the “turnover tsunami.” Simply put, employers that have been operating in the same manner since before the Great Recession may need to embrace new employee retention and recruitment strategies.
As young companies make news with their fresh takes on business practices, it might be tempting for everybody to jump in with the most newfangled approaches to culture. But who you are as a company will affect whether any of those things will actually work.
Last year, Bright Horizons released the Modern Family Index, a series of data showing insights about working parents. The most startling fact: employees thought family responsibilities would get them fired. Today we look back at the data, what, if anything has changed, and why it still matters to today’s employers.
Early in life, people seem to intuitively understand that learning is a series of steps; but as adults, people can get hung up in the feeling they’re supposed to understand it all. A Bright Horizons educational expert says that concepts in early learning can help assist workforce development — by reminding adult learners they don’t have to know it all.
Elder Care is a growing dependent-care imperative. Currently, it impacts both the 40-plus million people who today call themselves caregivers to aging parents or other adults – as well as the people who employ them.
In 2013, EdAssist Vice President and General Manager Mark Ward called the state of educational debt in this country a “scary prospect.” This was based on the fact that Americans were then reported to carry a collective $870 billion in student loans. Two years later, educational debt and the associated challenges have grown into an even bigger story.