HR Management & Compliance

News Notes: On-Site Child Care Survey; New Resources Available

A new survey of 400 mid- to large-sized employers by human resource consulting firm William M. Mercer and child care consultant Bright Horizons Family Solutions found that many employers are offering on-site child care as a recruiting and employee retention tool. Twelve percent of respondents had an on-site facility, 8% used a nearby center and 5% ran a facility jointly with other employers. To encourage employer-sponsored child care, the U.S. Department of Labor is offering a new child care resource kit, which includes several publications on developing child care programs. To order, call (800) 827-5335.