Employers and human resources managers may want to move a review of their formal and informal family care policies to the top of their docket. Not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because it can help to protect their bottom line.
- ’The successful transition of our center is the result of Bright Horizons knowing their business and knowing how to be the best at it.”
- Over the past 16 years, Bright Horizons has been awarded management of more than 100 centers that were previously self-managed or managed by another provider.
- A Bright Space’ is a warm, enriching place where children in need can play, learn and have fun.
- Discovery Communications and partners work with Bright Horizons to create a Bright Space.
- Seventy-nine percent of employers now allow at least some employees to periodically change their arrival and departure time.
- The number of employees offering support for the care of older relatives has risen over the last 10 years.
- Eighty-four percent of women and 74 percent of men registered the family friendliness of their future workplace as a serious concern.
- More than 70 percent of women in the survey, and more than half of the men, did not consider research universities to be family friendly.
- Children at Discovery Communication’s child care center learn with recycled materials, understanding the importance of preserving the earth’s resources.
- Georgia Power’s Bright Generations LEED-certified child care illustrates the organization’s commitment to environmental stewardship.
- One in three employees in the United States (29 percent) is fully engaged and 19 percent are actually disengaged.
- In the UK and Ireland, one in four employees (23 percent) is fully engaged and a similar amount (22 percent) is disengaged.
- Just 3 percent of companies were deemed ’excellent? in their diversity performance.
- Six of 10 companies (59 percent) offer at least one or more family-friendly benefit to their employees.
- Just about every leader reported that their concern for retaining key employees in today’s economic climate has increased.
- At 32 percent, accelerating the development of key employees was the number one strategy that worked with retaining top contributors.
- More than half of Gen Y’ers (54 percent) want to find an employer with which they can spend their entire working career.
- Gen Y put work/life balance as their primary career goal.