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What We’ve Learned About Keeping Our Teams Engaged While Working From Home


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As March rolled around, companies around the world launched the largest work-from-home experiment overnight, whether we were prepared or not. And the single lesson that businesses have learnt is, even if you were able to get by with semi-engaged employees who would trudge into office for their paychecks before the world changed, those guardrails of a formal work environment are now gone.

If anything, a business with unengaged employees is potentially going to underperform one with fewer, but highly engaged ones.

A highly engaged team can mean the difference between failure and success. Bringing a project across the finish line is half the battle, but if you keep your team engaged, they’ll have the motivation to go above and beyond.

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HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE Attracting and keeping top employees bedrock of company’s service

Quality employees are the bedrock of Home Instead Senior Care, and since its founding in 1996, it has worked to build and strengthen its workforce.



a man sitting on a bench in front of a building: Anne Peters, owner of Home Instead Senior Care, poses for a portrait on July 22, 2020 in Urbandale. Peters has owned Home Instead since 2008, which employs close to 80 staff members and cares for around 600 clients yearly.


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Anne Peters, owner of Home Instead Senior Care, poses for a portrait on July 22, 2020 in Urbandale. Peters has owned Home Instead since 2008, which employs close to 80 staff members and cares for around 600 clients yearly.

Anne Peters bought the franchise, located in Urbandale, in 2008. Home Instead  specializes in companionship, chronic disease management, dementia care, plus more. 

Peters said it is the company’s culture that attracts top employees — 78 responsible for around 600 seniors yearly. Employees go through a 90-day mentorship program dedicated to their professional growth. 

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“We very much have a culture

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