QUESTION: I’m having a few staffing issues that I’d like to deal with before my busy season hits in September. What can I do to get my business running smoothly before I have no time to deal with it?
ANSWER: You are a genius, did you know that? Thinking ahead and making changes to your business before your busy season is a key to success in this business. I sincerely believe that making changes in your business leads to increased productivity, profitability and prosperity. Tackling staffing issues head-on, instead of avoiding them will pay off, both in terms of morale and staff performance.
Doing this before the busy season ensures that your staff will be pumped up and ready to go come September. Should you need to make staffing changes, you’ll have plenty of time to recruit new employees, train them and get your staff humming before the busy season begins.
Addressing your current staff, what can you do as the leader of the business to improve performance and productivity? Are the employees behaving as if they are bored with their work? I would suggest implementing a few motivational programs that will improve employee morale, and lead them to perform better with incentives. It doesn’t cost much, and the results will save you hundreds in recruiting costs. Remember this: Building up your current employees is one of the best business investments you can make. Making these changes now will save you headaches in the months to come. Get your business running smoothly now, and get ready to handle a business boom come fall!