Fireside Chat: 2023 Is Coming in Hot. Are You Missing These 3 Priorities in Next Year’s Plan?

Indicators already show the economy slowing, and organizations are tightening budgets as a result. What’s the best strategy for HR leaders? Take the lead in finding ways to maximize efficiencies across people and existing program investments.

Attend this session to hear how to successfully navigate business challenges by focusing on three key priorities:

  • Tackle mental health issues: Burnout will continue to be a chief cause of job flight, with 88% of working parents suffering from exhaustion and fatigue at work, and 72% of frontline workers saying they’re barely able to manage stress or worse.
  • Address family care gaps – 74% of employers believe supporting working parents is a top priority, but less than four in ten believe they’re providing effective support. With 89% of sandwiched employees missing work due to caregiving demands,they may be right.
  • Supporting muti-generational workforce needs: With 5+ generations employed today, finding solutions that work for all is hard. Flexible hours may keep Boomers working as well as the 51% of Millennials who missed work because of elder care responsibilities. Can free or low-cost education or better DEI policies attract more Gen Xers and GenZs?

Stephanie Rose
VP EdAssist Client Relations
Bright Horizons

Stephanie Rose is Vice-President EdAssist Client Relations at Bright Horizons Family Solutions, responsible for leading the EdAssist Client Relations Team including working with our largest and complex clients, as well as the largest Health Systems. Stephanie has been with Bright Horizons since 2006 with the acquisition of College Coach and has a background in caregiving supports as well as educational assistance with more than twenty-three years of client relations experience.

In her role as Vice-President of EdAssist Client Relations, she has had the pleasure of strategically supporting the largest health systems and corporate accounts as they invest in their adult learners while offering support and career pathways. Prior to leading the EdAssist Client Relations Team, Stephanie oversaw the Enterprise Client Services team at Bright Horizons working with such clients as Boeing, Disney, Mass General Brigham and other Fortune 500 organizations. Stephanie brings extensive experience strategically managing highly complex organizations and fulfilling their strategic goals. Through her work with these BH client organizations, she gained a true appreciation for the impact of Bright Horizons on employees and their families.

Stephanie holds her undergraduate and graduate degree from Northeastern University. She is also the proud mother of her two children who both utilized our Bright Horizons centers and our College Coach benefit.

Wendy Reynolds
Senior Director of Benefits
Orlando Health

As Senior Director of Benefits at Orlando Health, Wendy is responsible for the strategic direction of all benefit plans for a 24k+ team member healthcare system. She previously managed employee benefit and wellness programs at a local municipal utility. Wendy earned her bachelor’s degree in interpersonal communication from the University of Central Florida and a master’s in human resources management from Keller Graduate School of Management. She is a certified professional in human resources (PHR), as well as the Society of HR Management (SHRM-CP).

Bright Horizons provides education and care services that grow careers and organizations. More than 1,200 organizations rely on our programs to differentiate their brand, strengthen their culture, and attract, grow, and engage great people. Bright Horizons Family Solutions™ provides meaningful support at every life stage, removing obstacles and helping employees thrive. Services include child care, back-up care for children, adults, and elders, elder care planning, college advising, and more. Bright Horizons EdAssist Solutions™ provides education benefits that attract, grow, and motivate top performers. Services include workforce education, student loan support, and more. See how these solutions can elevate your people at