Keeping your home care workers engaged and connected as a team might seem impossible. After all, everyone works remotely. Here’s how to keep your team connected.
Only 16% of remote employees feel “connected and engaged” by employers.
Keeping your home care workers engaged and connected as a team might seem impossible. After all, everyone works remotely. They are in different locations and on different schedules. How do you keep a team connected when its members rarely cross paths?
Why is an engaged and connected team so important, anyway?
Employee engagement is far more important than you might think. It effects everything! Studies show that improving employee engagement reduces staff turnover, improves productivity and increases client satisfaction. But more than that, engaged employees have a greater sense of purpose and are generally happier, both at work and at home.
So, How Do You Do It?
A quick Google search of “strategies to improve employee engagement” delivers thousands of ideas for workplaces where everyone works the same shift, in the same location. Those ideas are useless to the Home Care business! Adding the phrase “remote employees” to the search brings up tons of “tech-y” solutions. You’ll see, “use Skype for meetings.” Great idea, but useless in your workplace!
That’s why we created our latest report, 5 Ways to Build a More Engaged and Connected Caregiver Team. Download it now for 5 great ideas you can start using today!
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