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 New Year brings challenges for recruiters. Eileen Smith, Bright Horizons’ vice president of recruitment and temporary staffing who oversees the hiring of more than 8000 people annually, answers questions about recruiting strategies at Bright Horizons.
Several market forces are bringing education assistance programs to the forefront of recruitment and retention strategies. More jobs require advanced degrees than ever before, and those degrees carry a higher price tag. Organizations that run effective tuition reimbursement and loan repayment programs stand to out-compete their peers by creating a better place to work.
What made headlines in HR News in November? As we edge into the holiday season, read on for a roundup of the latest in what HR people are talking about.
Proposed amendments to laws regarding educational money may soon pave the way for creative employers to appeal to employees by effectively helping to pay off student loans.
“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.”
Healthcare in the United States is facing a major shift. Baby-boomers are retiring and hospitals must figure out a way to minimize the effect of the pending workforce shortage while ensuring the highest standards in patient care.
We grieve for and with all who have been impacted by the terrible events in Paris on Friday.
At a lot of organizations, tuition assistance programs are just a benefit. But that sells the program short. A really effective tuition assistance program shouldn’t merely satisfy a few talent goals as a side effect, said EdAssist VP/GM Mark Ward recently. It should have those talent goals built into the program’s design.
What’s on the minds of HR people? Take a look at our HR News Roundup of some of the biggest stories this fall.