Support for multi-chapter working lives

What we have at my company was designed to help people who felt like, oh, I want to go back to school, I don't have small children anymore, I want to go back to school and prepare to – instead of being just at the bedside, assisting a nurse – I want to be the nurse, but I'm not ready for that.  

So we had a program where they would come to us to get the basics of communication skills, presentation, business etiquette to get them ready. It was like a college course to me, like a college readiness course that was originally geared for people who wanted to go in nursing roles. So that was a win-win. We have nurses coming right into a specific program and they come right back here to work.  

I still go back to just making sure that people have what they are interested in, and what they need. Because the organization is growing and changing all the time. So just checking in with people to make sure they're doing what they want to be doing.  

When people in, no matter what role it is – whether it's checking in on a patient, whether it's environmental services, food and nutrition – when they are ready for a promotion then we have something for them. They don't feel blindsided or they don't feel like, oh my goodness I still can't advance, because the pandemic has taught people that they have options.