Good Communication Skills Create Greater Happiness
Communication is important not only at home but also at work. If you don’t tell people want you want, it’s hard to complain when you don’t get what you wanted. It is time to get confidence in your communication skills. In this week’s blog, I will share why good communication skills are important to your happiness as a temp nurse.
If you’re working for an agency like Nurses PRN, chances are you have had some lengthy discussions with your recruiter. You’ve talked about your wants and needs as it relates to your career and what you’re looking for in a medical facility. It’s important that you are very clear in what you what, where you want to end up, and your long-term goals. The clearer you are with your wants and needs the easier it is for an agency to find you the perfect fit. Lack of communication on this front could result in work that goes above and beyond the scope of the original assignment without a possibility of being compensated for the extra work or moving to full time status.
It’s also important to voice any concerns you may have. Holding your tongue on certain issues could result in low job performance because you’ve become frustrated with where you’re at. If concerns do come up, make sure you say something so you can get a clear answer. For example, you may be looking to convert to permanent status in the future but the medical facility was unclear if that was ever going to be a possibility. If you don’t communicate your concerns you may spend your time being unhappy in an open-ended assignment with no chance of it becoming permanent.
Keep in Touch
Stay in touch with your recruiter too. Share with them how you are doing, what’s going well, and if something is not going well. Staying in touch allows you to build an excellent working relationship, which can result in more and more work that fits your needs perfectly.
The biggest reason why good communication skills are key, is because it directly affects your happiness. You won’t be happy if you’re placed in facilities that don’t match your needs and if you’re not happy your performance will suffer. If you’re performance is suffering, it will surely affect your patients. The agency wants every nurse they place at a facility to be happy. If you’re happy, it means that you were clear with what you wanted and they were able to place you exactly where you needed to be.
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