At Bright Horizons, we’re big believers in family…and in saying thank you. So Thanksgiving is a pretty big deal around here. And this year, we’ve got some big things to be thankful for.
Bright Horizons has been named #1 on the Boston Globe “Top Places to Work list:” the fourth time in six years we’ve ranked at the top.
With the addition of more than 100 centers to our family since September — including the acquisition of Asquith Day Nurseries & Pre-Schools in the U.K. — Bright Horizons has crossed a new threshold; we’ve got more than 1000 centers around the world.
Why are a growing number of the country’s biggest-name companies putting child care at their offices? Two words: retention and morale. Prominent business leaders weighed in with the Wall Street Journal on why they offer child care and the value it brings.
Jarad’s story captivated us all recently as we learned he had been called up by the Army again. Earlier this month, he temporarily left his job as a Bright Horizons construction manager to go back to his other job as a Staff Sergeant and construction project manager in the Army Reserves. He leaves us for a year to deploy with his unit to Kuwait.
We celebrated “Take Your Child to Work Day” at Bright Horizons last week. We thought it would be fun to hear from both sides on the experience so we asked the participants each one question.
Bright Horizons sends an enthusiastic shout out to all of the accomplished employers on this year’s FORTUNE list – especially the many we’re proud to call both clients…and part of our Bright Horizons family.
Bright Horizons’ Mary Lou Burke Afonso writes about Bright Horizons’ thousands of employees, the organization’s commitment to making sure they all feel connected to the culture and each other, and the importance of personal relationships in that equation.
“The winners share a few key traits,” says the Boston Globe article about the list culled from anonymous employee surveys: “treating workers well, giving them a voice, and encouraging them to have some fun while they’re at it.”
Last year’s Modern Family Index told us that, to working parents, family meant fired. This year, they told us they’re burned out, feeling less creative, less energized about their jobs…and likely to quit.