Holidays can be a tough time for locum tenens professionals – after all, they are often working out of town or even out of state and unable to be home with loved ones on special days.
A leader in medical recruitment solutions, Odyssey Staffing is passionate about helping facilities ensure their locum tenens employees stay connected with friends and loved ones throughout the year. Here are 3 holiday tips for enjoying the coming season from afar:
Scheduling Time With Loved Ones
Your healthcare employees know that you need them to work over the holiday season—after all, patients get ill and injured regardless of the day. However, that doesn’t mean it’s easy for workers to be away from their loved ones. As a hospital or health facility, you can ease the burden by making sure your staff members have the opportunity to schedule time with loved ones, even if it’s a few days before or after the official holiday.
Hosting Pre-Holiday Holidays
If you’re planning to host a workplace celebration this holiday, consider planning it before the official start of the season. That way, locum tenens workers can get in the celebratory spirit even if they’re far from home. Additionally, hosting a party a few weeks before Christmas and Hanukkah boosts the odds of people still being in town and hence able to attend the festivities.
Taking Advantage of Technology
If you want to make things easier on locum tenens workers who are far from home, encourage them to use technology to keep up with loved ones. Texting and Face Timing are great options when you can’t be there in person. You can even set aside a room in your facility with a computer, so medical employees can Skype with their family members if they happen to be working on the holiday.
Let Odyssey Staffing Help With Your Candidate Hunt
A leader in medical recruitment services, Odyssey Staffing connects health facilities and hospitals with the best locum tenens professionals to fill all their open positions. Additionally, we work with these companies to boost employee satisfaction ratings and minimize turnover. To find out more about our staffing services, call today or schedule an appointment by contacting our team online.