Best new mobile app 2019: Parental Leave Toolkit

Bright Horizons has been announced as the winner of the Best New Mobile App Awards, at the 2019 Best Mobile Apps.

For many new parents, the prospect of embarking on parental leave can be daunting, with pre-leave conversations and handovers, several months away from the workplace, and the juggle of returning to work with a new family member.

The Parental Leave Toolkit (PLT) is a unique coaching app, specifically designed to support new parents and their managers through the parental leave journey. 

PLT alleviates any concerns with its tailored parental leave plans, fully inclusive resources, interactive coaching tools, checklists, videos and blogs. Scalable to suit workforces of every size and available on iOS and Android, the app enables users to engage with their employer easily, remotely and with complete confidence.

Feedback from leading employers and their families has been extremely positive, with praise particularly given for the app’s ability to truly meet clients’ specific retention needs on a global scale: 

As a global technology business operating out of 19 different UK locations with more than 10,000 employees, you could say the Parental Leave Toolkit was made for us. IBM have worked with My Family Care* for many years to provide our employees with virtual parental leave training and coaching sessions, the transition to an online/app based solution made a huge amount of sense. It has made an enormous difference to our mobile workforce: Our parental leave coaching is now available to all our employees in the UK and Ireland, it supports our geographically widespread population and has proved to be a highly accessible way of providing an inclusive and valuable solution.

Deborah Richards, Diversity & Inclusion Leader, UK and Ireland, IBM
*My Family Care, established in 2006, is now part of the Bright Horizons group.

Over the coming months, the app will continue to be developed, with new content and functionality. As Bright Horizons’ services grow globally, it will also sync with other services, enabling users to experience their full suite of family benefits.