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.
Ready or not, Millennials are about to become a majority in your workplace. To get along, it’s time to banish all the young-people stereotypes that have been repeated through time and embrace tried and true strategies for promoting work peace.
Last Year’s White House Summit on Working Families launched the challenges of today’s working moms and dads into the public consciousness. Today we look back that conference, what’s happened since, and why it’s critical we keep the issues front of mind.
With today’s employees shouldering more than $1 trillion in student loans, and most jobs requiring college degrees, debt repayment is emerging as the logical step in creative benefits programs that address numerous strategic fronts and offer substantial ROI.
Millennials have insisted on work-life balance more than previous generations, but that doesn’t mean they’re achieving it. As they have children and moving into managerial roles, they’re learning what their predecessors already know – that work-life balance is hard to realize.
Millennials aren’t the only employees struggling with college debt. Many Boomers are also paying college loans — their own, their children’s or their grandchildren’s — making financial guidance a key to not only financial wellness, but also benefit equity.