With their master multi-tasking skills, working parents are among an organization’s best employees. For businesses, that means providing child care is in everybody’s best interest.
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.
Few things are as complicated as helping a child with autism, ADHD, or other child development issues. Supporting employees in this area is both the right and the smart thing to do. Here’s why.
There’s a lot of enthusiasm for employee loan repayment programs. But It’s not just a matter of providing the money; you have to do it so that it’s efficient. Here’s how.
What are parents supposed to do when the boss expects them at work but a surprise leaves them without child care? For both organizations and employees, this is more than a theoretical question.
In the last few months, there’s been a dispiriting number of stories about the state of today’s workplaces and toxic work cultures. The latest, from Ann Marie Slaughter, reminds us why we need to take better care of our people.
The endless cycle of exceptionally long shifts and life-or-death decisions puts healthcare employees in a job that challenges their well-being, yet their compromised well-being is the very thing that could challenge their organization’s success. To succeed, employers will need to help their people out.
Playgrounds are serious business. At Bright Horizons, experts design outdoor spaces to offer just as much opportunity for learning as indoor spaces.
Employers are understandably concerned about controlling and reducing healthcare costs. They also want to support employees. Helping parents advocate for children with special needs does both.
Planning for snow days in summer may seem depressing. But a good business continuity plan can protect bottom lines from more than just snow. And the time to plan is long before you need it.