As we welcome 2019, many of us are in the frame of mind to start the new year with a new project or initiative to improve or add further value, and we are no different within our company.
The year of 2018 was a busy year consolidating our working practices and drawing on our experiences of projects so that learning can be reinforced. It has been a huge team effort working immensely hard to recruit a virtually full staff team so that our residents can enjoy and receive the best care, and deservedly so. The company’s fantastic performance and success is testament to the skills and dedication of the workforce, and as we move into the new year, it is important that we focus on retaining our valued employees to continue building on the success already experienced.
One of the government’s main priorities for the health and social care system is quite understandably the workforce because without a dedicated and motivated staff team we simply wouldn’t be able to operate. Only when we sustain a viable and engaged workforce can we truly achieve our full potential. That’s why staff retention will continue to be a focus for the Springhill Care Group as we embark on the exciting year of 2019.
Our retention strategies are crucial because they help to create a positive work environment and strengthen our employees commitment across all disciplines in the company. We continue to develop our leaders; roll out coaching sessions focussed on our unique high performing culture; conduct regular meetings with new starters; develop our frontline leaders; offer fantastic career pathways; promote staff into key appointments and strengthen our communication channels across the workforce to promote a continuous dialogue.
We look forward to developing and retaining our workforce on the existing foundations we have created, to ensure we continue on our trajectory to being recognised as a leader in the care sector.
by Virginia Perkins
Associate Director of People and Organisational Development