CARE home staff across Derbyshire have been treated to a day of pampering as part of National Employee Motivation Day.
The Hill Care Group, which operates care homes in Bakewell and Chesterfield, treated its employees on the UK’s official day of celebration for staff, recognising their hard work and dedication.
Burton Closes Hall, Springbank House, Barnfield, and Holmewood care homes offered staff pamper sessions, massages, motivational work-outs and therapies.
Awards were also issued to members of staff identified by residents, relatives and colleagues for their efforts throughout the year.
Kim Bibby , regional manager for Hill Care homes across Derbyshire, stepped away from her regular job and supported the Home Managers throughout the day as a way of showing her appreciation.
She said: “National Employee Motivation Day is our chance to recognise the amazing work of our staff, including nurses, carers, housekeepers and managers and other home based support staff – everyone who helps to take care of our residents and make them feel at home.
“We are incredibly proud of the hard work and dedication Hill Care staff deliver day-to-day across our homes and a day of pampering is the least they deserve.
“We also wanted to use the occasion to give our residents and their relatives the chance to award staff and show them the work they do makes a huge difference to the lives of so many.”
Wendy Waddicor Managing Director and Mandy Vernon Operations Director for Hill Care stepped away from their regular jobs and served food throughout the day to the staff at Head Office as a way of showing their appreciation.
National Employee Motivation Day was launched in 2015 by Argos for Business as a day to inspire passion and appreciation across the UK’s workforce. Now in its second year, companies from across the country participated and recognised their staff for their ongoing contribution to their businesses.
Former Olympic athlete and TV presenter Roger Black MBE was named as the voice of Employee Motivation Day 2016. He said: “As a manager, it is important to recognise the team’s hard work – for over a third of UK employees, all it takes is a simple ‘thank you’ to motivate them during the nine to five.”
Businesses and employees around the UK have been sharing their Employee Motivation Day activities on social media, using the hashtags: #NatMotivateDay, #EmployeeMotivationDay, #emd, and #MakeTheTeam.