You have planned important training opportunities for your caregivers during the upcoming months, and now the challenge is to motivate caregivers to attend. You can plan the most informative, valuable training opportunities, but without incentives, your caregivers may not make an effort to attend. True, many caregivers will attend training because they are eager to improve their job skills and learn how to better serve clients, and they also know they will be paid for the time spent attending training. But what if that isn’t incentive enough?
There are plenty of extra ways you can motivate caregivers to attend training. Here are some suggestions:
A positive consequence of encouraging caregivers to come in for training is that it helps build agency loyalty among this mostly elusive workforce. By engaging our direct care workers on a personal basis as much as possible, an agency will ultimately reduce turnover and produce a workforce that identifies with the agency.
Good point, Patricia. In this industry where caregiver turnover can be quite high, businesses need to do all they can to keep caregivers happy and loyal. Personal interaction with caregivers is an important factor. Caregivers need to know that you know who they are and you care about them and their job.