“More communication, more frequent short emails of happenings, sometimes notifications are given out too late, making it difficult to adjust work schedule to attend and more communication more visible interaction”
Response by Jill Guide, Chairperson Communications and Public Relations
As the survey results were coming in and then fully tallied, I was pleased by the ratings and comments specific to the communications questions. Our hard work is paying off! The overwhelming majority of participants found the frequency of communications either just right or not frequent enough, with the comments reflecting similarly.
Since 2014, the Public Relations committee has resurrected Scope, added over 100 new followers to our social media sites and launched two new websites. The point being, we have multiple methods for the dissemination of information, but we sometimes lack the content. The NJSRC is a family – in this ever changing profession, it is important we stick together. Scope is a resource you can utilize to share your success stories with your family, gain insight into industry related best practice, put a spotlight on a valued employee deserving of recognition or simply brag about your department’s accomplishments. I can say, posts that are specific to department activities (RCWeek, clinical studies, membership spotlight) get the highest amount of visits on the NJSRC site.
Make no mistake about it. Your colleagues really are interested in what your department has going on!
Our goal is to distribute Scope monthly. The committee utilizes several resources including AARC, its affiliate websites and Google alerts. But most importantly, we turn to our members who share the same passion for our profession as we do and want to make that passion known throughout the state. There are plenty of ways to contribute. Why not submit an article as a guest author? Or when your department participates in a health fair, develops a new community or facility-based program, or anything you may want to share, simply send us an email.
Lastly, working with our education committee, notifications for conferences will go out much farther in advance. This year, the NJSRC will offer a Spring Conference at the NJ Sharing Network, on May 12 and it will be our third year there. The NJSN is more centrally located than our Northern Region Director’s Dinner and Conference and the Annual Atlantic City Shore Conference. The Northern Region Dinner and Conference will be held at Portofino Restaurant on June 5. More information to follow. Stay tuned into our communications for the latest updates!