In the United States, there are over 14 million coronavirus cases, with approximately 1.3 million new cases as of this writing. The COVID-19 pandemic is drawing attention to our overburdened and overworked healthcare professionals. As an agency comprised of home care consultants, we share with you effective tips to boost staff morale amidst the pandemic:
- Maintain basic amenities
An adequate supply of basic amenities like hand sanitizers, face masks, and similar items are necessary to protect both your staff and clients from getting sick. In addition to maintaining supplies, establish safety precautions with each department. Consistent cleaning and disinfecting sessions limit the spread of the coronavirus. Implementing these health measures improve employee morale and help them feel protected and appreciated.
- Have an open discussion
Fake news, social media, and incessant media coverage about the pandemic can cause anxiety, stress, and burnout. One way to alleviate your staff’s concerns is to have an open discussion to come up with viable solutions. When employees feel that their concerns and ideas are being considered, it can raise productivity and morale and reduce turnover rates.
- Provide upskilling opportunities
Another way to boost morale is to offer upskilling opportunities with the guidance of a home care accreditation consultant. There are several benefits to upskilling your staff, such as enhanced staff capability and greater patient satisfaction.
EXECUTIVE PROFESSIONAL CONSULTING SERVICES is a business specializing in healthcare business startup and healthcare accreditation consulting in New Jersey. From mock surveys to the preparation of policies – we offer a wide range of services to set you up for success. Reach out to us to get started.