We are a company of people serving people providing early education and preschool, employer-sponsored child care, back-up care, educational advisory services and other work/life solutions. We care for others – children or adults in our care, our employees and community.
How to Get Hired
We asked Bright Horizons Family Solutions for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
Culture-fit is critical to us. It is a fundamental part of our hiring process. We look for people who are successful in a casual, friendly, collaborative, fast-paced workplace where each individual’s unique qualities, perspectives, and backgrounds are valued. A strong work ethic, resilience, a positive attitude, flexibility, a sense of humor, and a customer service orientation, along with a willingness to learn and grow, will also leave a strong impression on our recruiting team. We value employees who are lifelong learners and see mistakes as learning opportunities. In our leaders we are looking for caring, authentic, inspiring, engaging, strategic, and accountable individuals. Our CEO, Dave Lissy, sums it up as people who strive for excellence and blend a sense of professional drive with personal humility.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
If you have a sense of humor, a passion for making a difference, and you genuinely enjoy working with people, Bright Horizons could be the place for you. The company looks for potential in candidates of all backgrounds and experience level. If they are self-starters and have a hunger and a willingness to learn and to give/take feedback, we’ll take notice. We take a “hire for potential, train to unlock it” approach to finding prospective employees. We conduct behavioral interviews to explore whether candidates are in sync with our company’s HEART Principles, exhibiting potential to demonstrate honesty, excellence, accountability, respect, and teamwork in their work.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
As Bright Horizons experiences sustained growth, we will continue to hire child care teachers to work with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children. We will also continue to hire center directors and regional managers. Additionally, our Home Office teams continue to see exceptional growth across all our business lines, including adding Contact Center and business analyst roles. We expect to increase our hiring in sales, IT, marketing, and our growing EdAssist business line, and will be looking for program managers and client relations account specialists. In all of our hiring, we strive to create a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the full range of clients, families, and individuals that we serve.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Interested candidates should explore our website (brighthorizons.com/careers), search our job postings, and submit an application. Our LinkedIn page also provides articles, case studies, and informational overviews of our various service lines, and is a great resource to learn more about our offerings. Candidates can also connect with one of our recruitment coordinators on LinkedIn to learn more about our culture and to keep informed on opportunities. Our Facebook Careers page showcases job opportunities throughout the company, sharing information about what makes Bright Horizons a unique place to work, and is also a place to celebrate our culture and employees. One of our enthusiastic and knowledgeable recruiters will then be in touch if there are opportunities available in your geographic area that are a good match for your knowledge, skills, and experience.