Positive culture is considered a company’s secret to success. But can you get too much of good thing? Horizons Workforce Consulting’s (HWC) Lucy English says all the dedication to building a strong culture might be actually costing in another important area; diversity.
Employees are attracted to companies with positive cultures that offer support through benefits like flex time, generous vacation time, and family care and assistance. But once they’ve accepted the job, many find that while these benefits might be offered – and touted – those who take advantage of them are actually looked down upon.
I am so excited to have landed in a company that’s so committed to all of its employees. People truly bring their whole selves to work here. Not every company is like that. And it made me take stock of the clients we have and the HR practices I really believe in.
Employee Appreciation Day is today…and we have to be honest – we’re not celebrating. Here’s why.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked what wins employees’ hearts. The answer? Say it with values statements.
We all know that ROI measures how much you gain versus what you spend. So, it stands to reason that some of your biggest ROI will come from implementing strategies that don’t cost a thing. As we wade into 2017, here are ten cultural HR strategies that offer undeniably fat ROI.
“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.”
Education assistance is by no means the only important factor when it comes to improving quality of hire; but it is indicative of an organization that is focused on development as a key part of its organizational culture. Organizations that maintain this kind of focus do achieve differentiated business results.
When it comes to how organizations create and maintain competitive advantage, these days the conversation often turns to culture. But what does culture require?
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.