See our helpful infographic below on employee engagement stats and why they matter to your LTPAC organization.
Whether you work for a long-term post-acute care (LTPAC) organization that has two or 20,000 employees, there is a common thread that must run through every staff member in order for the organization to be successful: employee engagement. Employee engagement is the emotional connection an employee feels toward their organization.This is not a term to be used lightly. Real employee engagement is used to describe a process where everyone from the CEO and directors to managers and supervisors work toward creating a culture of engagement. In today’s world, leadership must recognize the powerful impact that engaged employees have on organizational outcomes. This applies to businesses, institutions—and yes, LTPAC organizations.If you are a leader in your LTPAC organization, ask yourself these questions:
- Do you inspire a culture of engagement?
- Do you genuinely care about your employees?
- Does your workplace support a sense of belonging and promote trust and collaboration among co-workers?
- Specifically, does this workplace have a structure and culture in place that empowers employees to share ideas, express concerns and provide input on improvement opportunities?
- Are your organization’s values reflected in the day-to-day behavior of everyone—leadership and staff included?
If your answer to any one of these questions is not a resounding yes, then you have work to do. The challenge is to identify, create and maintain a greater sense of employee engagement throughout your organization. Yet, with challenge comes opportunity. For LTPAC organizations, significant opportunities abound. Some include:
- Creating a sense of belonging, which promotes trust and collaboration among coworkers
- Reducing employee turnover
- Assisting employees with gaining a clear line of sight to what matters most in your LTPAC organization
- Creating an environment where managers show a genuine sense of caring for their employees
This year, I will be developing a blog series that focuses on employee engagement from the LTPAC leadership perspective. I encourage you to subscribe to our blog and keep an eye out for the next post in this series.
Contact Richter Healthcare Consultants:
Do you have questions about building and nurturing employee engagement throughout your LTPAC organization, or other human resources challenges? Call Richter Healthcare Consultants at 866-806-0799 to schedule a free consultation.
Reba Allison, BCP, is the Director of Human Resources for Richter Healthcare Consultants.
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