More than half of care workers worry about disappointing their manager, new research finds


More than half (61.3%) of social care workers worry about disappointing their manager while 38.7% rely on their boss to boost their self-esteem, according to research.

The poll by CV-Library showed 74.2% of care professionals worry about doing a good job, while 64.5% are concerned about disappointing their colleagues. A further 74.2% worry about letting their team down when they are unwell.

Lee Biggins, CEO and founder of CV-Library, (pictured) said: “Business leaders and managers contribute massively to employee happiness in the workplace. But, while we all want to do a good job at work, it’s important that you don’t become solely responsible for your employees’ confidence. The social care industry can be very rewarding, so it’s important to encourage employees to feel proud of providing outstanding care to those in need.

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“After all, it’s your responsibility to give employees both positive and negative feedback. Give credit where it’s due and offer constructive criticism to help your employees learn and develop. This is crucial if you want to boost your retention rates and make employees feel valued.”

Two-thirds (64.5%) believed it was important to be liked at work with just over half (54.8%) having genuine friendships in the workplace.

Biggins added: “It’s human nature to want to be liked and while it’s not your responsibility to forge friendships between employees, there are small steps you can take to help your teams build connections in the workplace.

“From regular social events, to buddy systems for new starters; your employees will enjoy work more if they have genuine friends. Plus, it can only improve your business in the long run.”

Sarah Clarke

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