“Does this new management team take care of us employees as we take care of our residents? No, I’ll answer for you.
As you know, I’m unhappy and have been for the last six months since the new, upper regime moved in. I’ve brought my concerns to the bosses hoping to discuss some problems with them. I was sincere and wanted to get answers to my questions. They have canceled our discussion and training meetings and I haven’t heard a word from anyone at the top.”
A friend was eavesdropping at the park listening to two women sitting on the next bench feeding the pigeons.
One of them was obviously upset.
“What can you do? Her companion asked.
“I know exactly what I can, and will do. I’m taking my eight years of skill and experience and going to our competitor on the other side of town. I’ve already spoken to a woman I know who works there. She’s quite happy and content with their work schedules, responsibilities, training/discussion sessions, and management, and she’s even content with her paycheck. That says a lot!” she laughingly replied.
Any employee who has concerns about work and takes those concerns to a supervisor shows evidence of being a responsible worker. A knowledgeable supervisor with good leadership qualities would appreciate it.
Employees have private lives too, with their own families to look after. When occupational issues arise for them, they need to be addressed. It’s important to keep stress from building up or burn-out forcing a good employee to feel they need to quit their job. Health problems can result. That should not happen to any employee. Issues can be avoided with discussions and compassion.
The Kind Dining® Experience in Senior Living Communities is vital to improve the health and well-being of employees. That includes residents and staff. We believe our training sessions help build relationships in ways that improve our communities. Again, that improvement is for residents and all employees. Our passion is to improve the work experience for staff serving meals, and residents receiving them. We do this with education that involves kindness, civility, and empathy because we also believe that hospitality is healthcare.
Actually, training never ends. It continues to educate employees about changes, adjustments, new ideas, and ways to improve their work performance. It builds communication skills necessary for a community that feels like family.
Be ♥ Kind Tip: The employee who brings a problem to a supervisor is a responsible employee.