3 Tips to Show Your Nurses Appreciation Year Round

Nurses are some of the most hardworking professionals in healthcare. Sacrificing weekends, holidays, and spending countless hours on their feet, these healthcare superheroes answer any and all questions patients may have, ease their anxiety, make them feel more comfortable, relieve their pain, and care for them around the clock.

Dedicating their lives to patients, nurses deserve more than just one week of appreciation. Here are 3 tips to help you show your nursing staff appreciation all year round.

Implement a Sense of Community

One of the simplest ways to show your nurses appreciation is by establishing a sense of community. Overworked nurses are often too busy to sit in hour-long meeting or conferences. Instead, gather your nurses for a quick pep rally to boost their energy on a regular basis. Thank your nurses for their hard work, encourage participation and feedback during the pep rally to spark their motivation.

Listen to Their Feedback

Make sure your nurses’ voices are being heard. Nurses usually spend the most time with patients, so it is crucial to listen to concerns and comments they may have. Address your nurses when they offer suggestions to improve quality of care. Include them in conversations during meetings by opening the floor to them and hearing their thoughts. Your nurses are integral part of the team and they should feel that way. Improve your communication with your coworkers.

Start an Employee Recognition Program

Give your nurses the public recognition they deserve. Create a “Nurse of the Month” bulletin board visible to patients and staff alike to praise a nurse who has exceeded expectations. Use company social media accounts to feature the strengths of your nurses by adding a picture and a comment giving them praise.

Investing a little time to do these things will not only make your nurses feel appreciated, but also show everyone how incredible they are. Contact us today if you are in need of one of our super nurses. If you are looking for a nursing position in the U.S., be sure to search our travel nurse openings throughout the country. Exciting opportunities await those looking to dive into a fulfilling career.

Ardor Health Named as a 2018 Best Workplace in Health Care and Biopharma!

Great Place to Work and Fortune have chosen Ardor Health Solutions as one of the 2018 Best Workplaces in Health Care and Bio Pharma! Ardor Health came in #23 with its ranking.

“For me, since day one, I have felt special to be here and like my talents are appreciated and utilized. I am being very fairly compensated and I feel like there is room for growth. I have a lot of freedom to self-start here, too, and with that chance, you see that management respects you. I am learning more about myself and the responsibility I have to do my part to assist the growth of the program here,” said one employee.

The ranking considered input from more than 95,000 employees in the Health Care and Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical sectors. Great Place to Work, a research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 50 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included employee pride in the organization’s community impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning. Rankings are based on employees’ experiences, no matter who they are or what they do.

“The sincerity and genuine enthusiasm that the owners and staff have created in the workplace, whether you are a new employee or you have been here for years, you are made to feel welcomed and important. It is sincere,” noted another employee.

About the Best Workplaces in Health Care & Biopharma

Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses from more than 95,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations in Financial Services & Insurance. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit Greatplacetowork.com.