Employees are always quitting! We can’t hire enough, and they never want to work. Something needs to give. How many employees have you hired this past year and how many have quit? What are the reasons someone is applying and more importantly what is the reason someone is leaving? If you’re like me, there are hundreds of things you can do in a day that pertain to your business. Usually, you are putting out fires and addressing any major issues that come up. But what if we paid more attention to our employees? Could that help eliminate many of the problems you face each day such as call-ins, no-shows, customer service issues and sales? Instead of creating problems, they help us get more victories. Is it possible? I think it is!
The main reason people apply at a tanning salon is that they need a paycheck (I know it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that out!). We all do and there is nothing negative about it because that’s just the way life is. We all have rent, groceries, and other bills to pay. So you trade your time, talents, and expertise for the paycheck which buys you the items you need.
In addition to this, most people who apply are doing so knowing the level of pay. If you are paying an employee somewhere around $10.00-$15.00 an hour, they are working there because the money they make will support the items they need to pay for. What it won’t do is pay for a mortgage that is $2,000 a month.
I find this a big reason employees quit. Either their lifestyle has changed and they need to be paid more money doing the same job and/or the employee no longer has as many bills. For instance, someone who is working full-time somewhere else and working part-time with you is doing so because they need the extra income to help pay for bills. But things could change, and your employee now has a roommate who is splitting the bills. A reduction in expenses will allow your employee to quit his/her part-time job.