Bright Horizons CEO Dave Lissy was recently asked by a reporter on NECN television whether he thought working parents’ worries reported in our Modern Family Index – fears they’d be viewed negatively at work after a child – were well founded. One answer can be found in a personal narrative offered by one of our Solutions at Work blog readers.
Acting awards have little to do with the things most of us do on a daily basis. But Ryan Gosling spoke for working parents everywhere when he thanked Eva Mendes for taking care of the couple’s children (among other responsibilities) while he was working.
In today’s competitive job market, getting employees to stick around is getting increasingly difficult. We’ve got 10 New Year’s resolutions you can follow to help drive your talent acquisition and retention strategies in 2017.
Why do people assume new parents will make bad employees? Why are colleagues so wary? Why, if managers believe that working parents are among the best performers, are parents simultaneously feeling downgraded as second rate? The answer, it may turn out, is that employees without children aren’t feeling supported either.
When you’re a top hospital caring for more than a half-million patients 24-7, you need to count on employees. The challenge is making sure they get to work even when care for children and parents breaks down.
Dear Santa…if we can’t have a puppy, can we at least get an empty inbox or a week without meetings? What employees really want this Christmas.
Why on-site child care? Let Working Mother tell you. “One way great companies have found to make going to work easier on parents and their kids is by providing some sort of onsite daycare or childcare.”
‘Tis the season of distracted employees. Have you thought about cutting some holiday slack? Read how to turn holiday distractions into an office atmosphere that makes employees feel good about their place of employment and leverages that good will for year-round productivity.
It’s not just about the money. That’s one of the takeaways of a recent webinar discussion with EdAssist’s Mark Ward and Tracy Beard about maximizing the efficacy of today’s tuition programs. How much you cap your programs is one aspect: how you design them is another.
“Bright Horizons was founded thirty years ago with a clear mission of making a difference in the lives of all clients and families that we have a privilege to serve,” said Bright Horizons CEO Dave Lissy. “In order to do that, being an inclusive and tolerant organization for our own employees is central to that mission.”