In times of crisis, it’s not unusual for firms to shift their focus inward. How will this challenge impact our business? How will our clients be affected? What does it mean for our people? At Personify, we’ve done our share of this. But through our introspection, we’ve focused on our core values. One of our values is “family”—we support each other through tough times. While it’s natural is to focus on one’s own needs during a crisis, we recognize it’s also our responsibility to give back and support those who support us. That’s what family is about.
As an RPO that recruits nurses, and because many Personify employees have a relative or close friend who is a nurse, we understand some of what they are experiencing. Nurses are on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic doing the hard work few of us want to do. Nurses are leading the fight and making the sacrifices needed to care for the sick and vulnerable every day. And they do it with little fanfare, recognition, and sometimes without much appreciation.
So, we decided to do something to show our support for nurses and thank them for all they do for us. We created a list of the 135 nurses we personally know and love and sent each of them a small care package filled with items designed to make life a little more comfortable. With each care pack, we also included 15-20 handwritten “thank you” notes from Personify employees. We hoped the care packs would help, if only a little, but had no idea the overall impact a small gesture could make. The response from the nurses was overwhelming to us.
We wish we could give every nurse and healthcare worker a similar package. But we share this on National Nurses Day hoping it inspires others to give something back and support those who are doing so much for all of us. Every gesture that demonstrates love and support can make a REAL difference. So, if you can do something to show you care, big or small, please do. Imagine the impact if each of us showed our support for just a few of our healthcare heroes. You might be surprised what a big difference even a small act of kindness can make. To nurses everywhere, we thank you!