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.
Study after study has shown this is true: that behavior of all sorts, from benefits usage to productivity, starts from above. And the leadership effect isn’t just about people at the very top.
It’s Leap Day, the day we add a February 29th to keep the calendar up with the earth. In honor of the day, here are a few other things we’ve had to keep up with in the last four years.
Dads on both sides of the Atlantic – particularly Millennials fathers – are eager to make their mark as both parents and employees. But research shows that organizations are failing to keep up.
Maximizing vendor relationships takes effort; it requires clients to be upfront about strategic goals and challenges outside of the contract. But the efforts are often rewarded.
“I have been fortunate to always have a mentor by my side — in my case, a female who I respected and admired for what she was able to accomplish both at work and in her personal life.”
Millennial parents aren’t just thinking about child care; they’re thinking about learning. And without a curriculum program that both supports important milestones and follows children through key ages, child care is just a temporary solution that has to be rethought every time a child reaches a new developmental stage.
If employees view their education as a way to advance on the “career ladder,” then organizations should have a strong interest in ensuring the ladder they are choosing to climb leads to where the organization wants them to go. Education assistance helps you do that.
In business today, the job of role model falls to managers, directors, and vice presidents who will actually lay the groundwork for a more supportive workplace and show young women what’s possible…and how it’s done.
Employee feedback should be a consistently used and fully integrated tool in every leader’s toolkit. Leaders who regularly provide feedback to employees, both positive and negative, have a better chance of sparking positive growth and development in their team members.