Bright Horizons CHRO Maribeth Bearfield talks about employees, clients, and culture and what we at Bright Horizons are thankful for.
It’s still three days until Thanksgiving, and already we’ve got one more thing to be grateful for. For the tenth straight year, the Boston Globe has named Bright Horizons as one of Massachusetts’ 2017 Top Places to Work.
Two of the most important things we do at Bright Horizons are taking care of the employees in our own company, and caring for the families we serve outside of it. Nowhere, says Bright Horizons COO Mary Lou Burke Afonso, do those two things intersect more profoundly than in our centers.
Along with our clients and friends, we’ve been doing what we can for our employees and others in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and Nevada. We’ve been heartened by employees all over the country who are reaching out, opening everything from their hearts to their homes for each other.
The importance of being prepared has renewed urgency in the wake of the post-Maria heartache in Puerto Rico.
We are beyond excited to send a giant shoutout to our Bright Horizons clients, a stellar bunch of companies who are not only at the top of their respective industries, but who make up more than three quarters of this year’s Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies list.
We’re positively delighted to give a big shout-out to our client Salesforce on the announcement of their new addition, the brand new child care center, “Little Ohana.”
Our gratitude goes out to all the members of our Bright Horizons and client families who have lent their efforts to the Houston recovery. It’s our honor to care for our client families so they can care for their patients, their organizations, and their city.
On this Memorial Day, Bright Horizons celebrates the return of a colleague. And sends our heartfelt thanks.
The Horizons of Excellence awards, presented for the first time at this year’s event in Austin, honors those who have raised the bar in our field; organizations from diverse industries with truly forward-thinking approaches to cultivating success through positive business cultures.