Local Family Business Makes Big Impact on Tampa Bay’s Employment

An unassuming family business is doing big things to fight the unemployment rate. This brother-sister team, have made waves throughout Tampa Bay by turning out a large workforce to serve the growing senior population in the Bay Area.

Celebrating their 25th year in business, Todd Atkinson and Suzanne Johnson reflect on what has made Bayshore Health &Homemaker Services stand the test of time in a fickle economy. “We have put a lot of effort into our hiring practices over the years,” said Suzanne Johnson, owner and Administrator. “You are only as strong as your weakest employee. We believe in investing in our staff and we appreciate that the employees in the field are truly the face of Bayshore. ”

In 2010 Bayshore Health & Homemaker Services hired over 100 new employees consisting of field nurses, home health aides, and administrative staff. Over 30 more staffers have been brought on board since January and the company continues to add to its current list of over 320 employees.

In the past year Bayshore has integrated several new tools to raise the level of their hiring practices including having the professional staff take an occupational assessment test. “By reviewing their results, employees and managers understand how their behaviors and traits impact their coworkers. We are able to create an effective team dynamic and capitalize on each individual’s capabilities”, said Todd, CFO.

Bayshore Health & Homemaker Services Inc., serves the needs of seniors and disabled individuals throughout Pasco, Pinellas, and Hillsborough counties by providing private duty home care services. They are licensed though the Agency for Health Care Administration. www.BayshoreHomeCare.com