In today’s digital age, having a strong online presence is crucial for any business, including healthcare facilities. Social media platforms provide an excellent opportunity to showcase your company culture and connect with your target audience.
For aged-care, mental health, and disability support facilities, creating an engaging and authentic online presence can not only attract new clients, inspire trust and confidence among existing ones but also empower your staff.
In this blog, we’ll explore effective strategies to showcase your employees and bring your healthcare facility’s vibrant culture to life on social media.
Highlight Employee Spotlights
Your staff is the backbone of your facility, and their passion and expertise contribute significantly to your company culture. Regularly feature employee spotlights on your social media platforms. Highlight their skills, achievements, and the unique contributions they make to the organisation. This not only recognises their hard work but also shows potential clients the calibre and dedication of your team.
Share Inspiring Stories
One of the most powerful ways to showcase your facility’s culture is by sharing inspiring stories of your residents and staff. Highlight heart-warming success stories, moments of triumph, or heart wrenching yet empowering journeys. Showcase career growth journeys of your staff, of someone who started with your organisation as a temporary nurse, but is now studying, with the help of your facility, to become a healthcare assistant!
Identify these success stories within your organisation. These stories humanise your facility and demonstrate the positive impact your staff and organisation has on people’s lives.
A note to remember: ensure that you have permissions and consent of your staff before sharing their journey on any public platforms.
Showcasing achievements not only boosts staff morale but also establishes your facility as a leader in the healthcare industry. Share news about awards, certifications, and recognition received by your facility, as well as individual accomplishments of your staff members. By celebrating achievements publicly, you foster a sense of pride among your team.
Show Behind-the-Scenes Footage
Give a glimpse into the daily operations and behind-the-scenes moments of your facility.
Share photos and videos that capture the warmth, dedication, and professionalism of your staff. A coffee-chat among nurses, a day-in-the-life of your support staff or a one-on-one with your resident doctors, can bring life into everyday tasks, and sense of excitement within the staff.
Collaborate with Influencers
Consider partnering with influencers, bloggers, or local personalities who have a strong presence on social media.
Choose influencers whose values align with your facility’s mission and who genuinely believe in the work you do. Bring them in to interact with your staff, question them about their work. This will not only make your staff feel special, it will also expand your reach, and attract new followers.
Use Visual Storytelling
Visual content has a powerful impact on social media. Use high-quality images and videos to tell compelling stories about your facility. Capture moments of joy, compassion, and transformation that occur within your facility’s walls. Encourage your staff, residents, and their families to share their own visual stories, creating an inclusive and authentic representation of your company culture.
By effectively showcasing your healthcare facility’s vibrant culture on social media, you can foster trust among your staff, attract new clients, and inspire confidence in your services. Remember to keep your content engaging, authentic, and visually appealing. Utilise social media platforms as a means to build a community (internal and external), tell inspiring stories, and celebrate the accomplishments of your staff and residents.