Snow is a funny thing. Everyone knows it’s coming, and yet it still catches people by surprise. Then you have storm-related losses, followed by Monday morning lists of things business leaders wish they’d done. What are some of the big lessons of winter’s past that you should heed?
“What will the boss say?” That’s a top question on employees’ minds when they’re planning for a family. And about 70% say it’s actually affected the timing of that first little bundle.It’s just one of the surprising findings from a recently released survey of new and expectant working parents: employers play an unexpectedly prominent role in family planning.
On its face, Motley Fool’s “Fool’s Errand” seems to be a story about vacation, but it’s really a crafty little story about the kind of workplace culture that allows people to do (or not) their jobs.
Few things make us as unabashedly happy as the success of our clients. And the 2016 Working Mother 100 Best Companies list has us positively glowing. More than three quarters of the organizations on the list – 83 to be exact – are part of our family of clients. These are companies we’re proud to call partners…who are modern in all the best possible ways. They embrace working mothers. They help them build great careers as well as solid families. And as a result, they’re not just rewarded with standout reputations as employers, but also the kind of bottom lines…
There are a lot of good reasons to provide child care as a benefit. We’ve listed just five.
What happens when a working dad’s day is, shall we say, punctuated by a little surprise? Watch the video. We’ll let you decided how much fun he’s having.
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.
More than half of today’s working nurses are Boomers nearing retirement; and the Health and Medicine division of the American Academy of Science is recommending that 80% of nurses have baccalaureate degrees by the year 2020.
“Hospitals need to be proactive about identifying qualified employees to fill this staffing gap.”
Bright Horizons is honored that Fortune Magazine just named us to its 2016 list of Best Workplaces for Women.
Choosing benefits today puts HR in prickly position; top hires are weighing company’s benefits against what they could get from a competitor; leadership wants ROI. There’s too much at stake for HR to just make a guess. So how are today’s trailblazers creating their programs? Like the answer to the old joke about porcupines: very carefully.