By Scott Nichols, salon operator and consultant
As I write this article this month, we are currently facing a hot summer and an employee shortage – two items when combined can be hard on a company. There’s not much we can do when there is weekend after weekend of beautiful weather. I always say that if you are in the tanning industry, we are probably one of the only ones wishing for rain on Saturday and Sunday! In Wisconsin, the average temperature in June was 93 degrees vs 77 degrees last year.
But, like I said, there is not much we can do about the weather. What I want to talk to you about today is the employee shortage but more specifically keeping employees and reducing turnover. Keeping a strong staff can be a challenge, but it can be done. Here are a few things that I have found that work.