According to the 2019 Home Care Benchmarking Study
from Home Care Pulse, 28% of caregivers report that
caregiving is no longer their primary source of income.
How can you support caregivers who also drive for Uber or Lyft?
In her new “Recruitment Reality Series,” Caregiver Training Advisor Victoria Brown
explores the reality of caregivers who are juggling multiple jobs.
She says, “Don’t fight it. Embrace it!”
With the current unemployment rate holding steady below 4%, caregivers definitely have options for multiple sources of income. While Amazon may be stealing your caregivers, you’re certainly sharing some of your staff with Uber or Lyft.
There are already millions of
We so often hear of your struggles recruiting and retaining your caregivers; when it comes to your caregivers’ side gig, you have but one choice—embrace it!
How can you be supportive? Try these 3 tips:
1. Partner with a local insurance agent to offer them discounted car insurance.
Caregivers, especially those working multiple jobs, are very busy and even more-so stressed or exhausted. Analyzing their finances isn’t necessarily something they may think to do. They will appreciate your effort to try to save them money on an expense you know they all share.
2. Offer car detailing as a reward.
We’ve already described the need for a rewards system to increase both retention and recruitment. A local detailing service may offer you a discount, but, even if they don’t, this is an easy way to show your appreciation with something they may never have done for themselves. Everyone loves that clean car smell!
3. Ask if they need to be scheduled around their ride share peak times.
According to Ridester.com, the best times to drive for a
You can do it!
You know it isn’t realistic to expect your caregivers to earn a living from your agency alone. Be supportive, communicate your understanding, build loyalty and trust, and begin to chip away at the monumental task of caregiver recruitment in 2019.
Want to Learn More?
Need more tips on supporting your team? Download 38 Ways to Motivate Your Caregiver Team. In it you’ll learn 38 things you can do to keep your caregiver team loyal, energized, and motivated.
Don’t forget, training is an essential element
in your recruitment effort. Contact me today to
learn more about training solutions available to you!