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Engagement Survey Results

by Sadie Hess When I started in this field over 20 years ago, I worked in the field alongside of many different field staff. I met all kinds: Oversharers. People just biding their time. Excellent, caring individuals. And the worst type: bitter people. Gallup will call these individuals actively disengaged. Disengaged just aren’t sure yet….

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Resign from The Company Club

By Mary Flom Recently, I was reading a book that was all about how to write effective phone scripts.  My quest to learn more about the world of sales led me to this niche topic.  What was interesting to me was one of my bigger takeaways had little to do with what brought me there…

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Friendship Stories

This month we have been highlighting different friendships in our Compass Community. Friend relationships are some of the most important in life and we love to see how friendships grow in our very own Compass Community! We’ve asked some of our staff for stories about their friends at work and today we wanted to share…

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A to Z Caregiver Appreciation Guide

By Mary Flom   I think we can all agree that caregivers are pretty cool.  In our line of work, we call them Life Guides.  Why?  Because they’ve been entrusted to guide and care for the life of the client they serve. Imagine with me for a minute that all of a sudden you are…

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Caregiving Super Power

I recently set up a booth at a job fair at CSU Chico as part of my recruiting strategies and the number one question I was asked by college graduates was, “What degree do you need to be in this field/industry?” And I would tell them, “Honestly, the type of degree or even a degree…

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Why I Pursued a Caregiving Career

“I DESIRE TO SEE PEOPLE STEP INTO THE FREEDOM TO FULLY BE WHO THEY WERE MADE TO BE.” What does caregiving mean to me and why have I pursued this line of work?  I have a passion to help people step into their freedom, whether it’s freedom from the limitations of a disability or from…

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11 Reasons Caregivers Are Some of The Best People

CAREGIVERS ARE A VERY UNIQUE AND PASSIONATE GROUP OF PEOPLE.  THEY HAVE THE ABILITY TO SEE ALOT OF THINGS THAT MOST PEOPLE MISS.  THEY WORK TIRELESSLY AND DON’T ASK FOR MUCH IN RETURN.  NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL CAREGIVER’S MONTH.  IF YOU ARE A CAREGIVER, WE CAN’T THANK YOU ENOUGH.  IF YOU KNOW A CAREGIVER, GIVE THEM…

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KUDOS TO CAREGIVERS

All of us have been at the giving or receiving end of care in our lives.   Our first caregivers are our parents who start caring for us from the time of conception and in many ways throughout our lives.   For some of us, having caregivers be a part of our daily routine is…

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Life Hacks for the Busy Caregiver

Here are some handy Life Hacks to make the life of a busy caregiver a little bit simpler:     CAR HACKS It’s a good idea to keep other handy items in your car. A wrap or a sweater because you may find yourself in a cold doctor’s waiting room that day; Sneakers in case…

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6 Tips for New Caregivers

by Compass Staff This past month, we reached out to our staff and asked them, “If there was someone who was starting brand new in this field, what are some things you would like them to know?” We got a lot of great responses to this question and we wanted to share them with you!…

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