Episode 71: December 23, 2020 - Employee Engagement for Remote Workers
Working remotely can cause feelings of isolation and may lead to employee disengagement. Listen as Ashley Smith, who manages home care nurses, describes the importance of employee engagement, especially for those who work remotely.
Ashley Smith, MSN, RN, CRNI®
Specialty Accreditation Manager & Infusion Nursing Administrator
Ashley Smith, MSN, RN, CRNI®, is the Specialty Accreditation Manager and Infusion Nursing Administrator at Paragon Healthcare. Mrs. Smith has spent many years caring for pediatric and adult patients who require specialty medication, with a focus in bleeding disorders. Prior to finding her place in home infusion, she worked in emergency medicine, cardiology, and general medicine. Mrs. Smith earned a bachelor’s degree from Jacksonville State University and an MSN in Nursing Education from the University of North Alabama.
Host: Dawn Berndt, DNP, RN, CRNI® – INS Clinical Education & Publications Manager
· Ashley Smith, RN, MSN, CRNI®
Engaged employees are those who feel involved in the organization – those who are committed to their work, colleagues and workplace. When an employee feels isolated or out of the loop, it leads to disengagement.
From a business standpoint, disengagement can negatively impact productivity, morale, and ultimately, business. A recent study showed that disengaged employees can cost the US economy up to $605 billion in lost productivity by being late to work, missing shifts, and disrupting others with negativity.
Listen as Ashley Smith, who manages home care nurses, describes the importance of employee engagement, especially for those who work remotely.