Fiona Hale, managing director of CoolCare, explains how the smart implementation of technology in care settings can be key in reducing staff workload and stress
Creating a healthy, happy workplace is an important part of staff engagement and retention, and it is also a key part of looking after employee wellbeing. We spend almost a third of our time at work, so any stressors or issues can have a big impact on our lives, and can often spill over into our personal lives, too. With staffing remaining challenging in the social care sector, it should be no surprise that many who work in the sector are feeling the pressure.
Working through the pandemic increased awareness of mental health issues, and as the pressure builds for care staff, employers are increasingly working to safeguard employees. Research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) shows that one of the main causes of employee stress is workload/ volume of work, giving employers in the care sector and across the board a clear directive to aid their employees: find ways to reduce the workload.
Reducing the workload
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