The past year has been a challenge for home health professionals. Wage regulations are experiencing changes, and the caregiver turnover rate is steadily climbing. As we approach a new year, consider looking for ways to improve your workplace and better meet the needs of your caregivers. With the holidays approaching, it is an ideal time for showing gratitude to your hard-working home health care professionals. You can express it in humble and extravagant ways, but the point is to show genuine appreciation. Here are a few thoughts to consider.
Tips for Home Health Employee Appreciation!
Some workers do prefer private recognition. However, others thrive on public displays of appreciation. For the latter group, this is an excellent way to thank home health professionals. For your company, this recognition amplifies what model behavior looks like for others to follow. Do it as a shoutout during a team meeting, in a team-wide email, or a physical space for displaying notes of appreciation in the office. Take it a step further by thinking of specific accomplishments and recognizing the work using certificates, gift cards and announcements.
Lunch for Your Home Health Team
Who doesn’t like food? The treat of lunch is a fantastic way to thank employees and most workers appreciate it. Show your thanks by taking individual employees out to eat or sending the entire staff out to have lunch on the company. Either way, it is a meaningful gesture. Surprising your team with lunch delivered to the office is always a winner too.
Employee Appreciation Parties
If your crew of home health professionals realizes crucial company goals, it is time for a party. Consider a company-wide party to celebrate meeting growth goals or a team-wide dinner to recognize success. For those mentioned earlier who like public recognition, this is a great time and place to acknowledge their contributions too.
Keep in mind that the holidays are a stressful time for many people. Some see the holidays as just another task on an already too extensive to-do list. So think about a gift of appreciation that includes stress-free fun for the holidays. Cut out the extra games and gift-giving and play Santa yourself by providing a gift and a stress-free night of good food and good times.
Handwritten Thank You Notes
Yes, in our age of rapidly changing technology, this one seems archaic. Although it might be old-fashioned, it remains an effective way to express your sincere gratitude. A handwritten thank you note is a memorable and straightforward way to thank your team members this holiday season. Remember to be specific and open and let your employees know their impact on you and your home health care agency.
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