Member of staff at care homes across the North East have been treated to pampering sessions, meals and special activities as part of the UK’s first National Employee Motivation Day.
The homes, all part of the Hill Care group, took part in the nationwide initiative, introduced by Argos Business on Wednesday 21st January, to show staff appreciation for their work and to encourage them to feel motivated about their jobs.
Each home celebrated the occasion in a different way with Mandale House, in Stockton-on-Tees rewarding their staff continental style by holding a French themed day.
The home was decorated with flags, balloons and bunting whilst staff and residents were treated to delicious French cuisine for their lunch and evening meal. The staff also dressed in traditional stripy t-shirts and everyone enjoyed taking part in a European quiz at the end of the day.
In Hartlepool, Queens Meadow care home treated their employees to pampering sessions in a relaxing chair, complete with a duvet and pillows. Each member of staff was also served drinks and chocolates and had other colleagues, including managers, at their beck and call whilst they enjoyed the experience.
The Gables, in Middlesbrough, provided their staff with relaxing traditional massages and ancient Reiki treatments, carried out by local professionals to make their workers feel special.
Liz Jones, Customer Relations Officer at Hill Care, said: “We have amazing staff across all of our homes who work tirelessly to ensure our residents have a wonderful experience and everything that they need.
“After hearing about National Employee Motivation Day, we knew that we wanted to take part and make our staff feel appreciated for everything they do and to inspire them to continue their invaluable work.
“Everyone really enjoyed the activities that were planned and, as the day was so successful, we will certainly be taking part again next year.”