Happy employees are more motivated to do great work, more likely to support their team members and collaborate, and less likely to seek work elsewhere. It goes without saying that keeping your employees happy is a good idea – but how do you do it?

Here are six suggestions on keeping your healthcare staff happy:

#1: Ensure proper work-life balance.

Good work-life balance is important in any field, but especially in the high-stakes, high-pressure world of healthcare. It’s very easy for nursing staff to get burnt out thanks to long hours, pressure from leadership, and difficult situations. And during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw the devastating effects burnout can have. So, ensure work-life balance for your staff by instituting flexible hours, making sure employees take regular breaks, and providing mental health and general well-being resources for employees to take advantage of.

#2: Foster a positive work environment.

Weed out any toxic team members or supervisors and address the problem before it’s allowed to fester. Encourage open dialogue and transparency among staff and leadership. Have channels available for employees to report any concerns anonymously if they choose. Taking steps like these helps to foster a positive work environment where everyone is valued equally and treated fairly.

#3: Recognize and reward.

An easy way to boost employee happiness is by recognizing and rewarding them for hard work. Give shout-outs in your team huddles; offer an extra day of PTO or a small bonus for going above and beyond on the job. It’s vital that your team feels seen and heard, rather than just doing their work in a vacuum.

#4: Provide growth opportunities.

No employee is happy for long if they feel they’re stuck in a dead-end job. That’s why providing pathways for growth and advancement is so important. Whether it’s the chance to move up the ladder of seniority or opportunities to learn new skills, offer growth opportunities for every level.

#5: Be competitive with pay and benefits.

When it comes to keeping your employees happy, tried-and-true methods always work best. Paying your staff competitively and offering a compelling benefits package are two of the primary ways to make sure your team members are satisfied. Be sure to keep up on what your competitors are offering so you know you’re staying relevant.

#6: Ask for feedback.

Happy employees feel that they can come to their supervisors with any concerns or issues. And when management regularly asks employees for their feedback, they feel valued and appreciated. Send out surveys on a regular basis, or simply ask employees how they’re doing. It goes a long way!

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Before you embark on your job hunt, it’s a good idea to clean up your social media presence. Why? Because, like it or not, potential employers may look at your online presence – and make a judgment based on what they find. You don’t want to ruin your chances of landing a great job just because of something you’ve put on social media.

Here are some quick steps to take to clean up your social media before job hunting:

Deactivate old or duplicate accounts.

If you have any old or duplicate accounts out there, it’s wise to go ahead and delete them entirely if you’re not using them. There’s no sense in having more accounts out there – there could be something on those accounts that you’d rather not have an employer see. Plus, it could confuse the hiring manager who is looking over your social media if they find multiple accounts for the same person. It’s best to have only the active accounts that you use and make sure they’re representing you how you want to be seen.

Delete any posts that could detract from your reputation.

Make sure anything inappropriate or controversial is deleted from your social media platforms entirely. It’s always best to play it safe. Don’t forget to check out any posts or photos you’ve been tagged in, too. An easy way to make sure you’re in the clear is to Google your own name and see what comes up. If a result ties back to something inappropriate on your social channels, take the necessary steps to get it taken down.

Clean up your profile names and handles.

Your profile names, extensions, and handles are an extension of you as a professional. It’s a good idea to make sure they all match and that they use your real name. If possible, make your profile names and handles appear the same way your name appears on your resume. It’s an easy way to look professional and ensure a hiring manager who is looking at your profiles that they’ve found the right person.

Follow relevant groups and organizations.

It’s possible that a hiring manager will also take a look at the organizations, people, and groups you follow on social media. Make sure that who and what you follow reflects your professional goals and values. Following organizations relevant to your field and the jobs you’re applying to is a great way to stand out from the crowd and put yourself at the top of the candidate pile.

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