Keeping the Seasonal Staff in Your Store Productive
Tip #418 - 4 Ways to Avoid the "Summer Slump"
Dear Tip of the Weeker,
It's the peak of summer and if you've got seasonal staff in your store it's time to check in with them. We're past the halfway mark and this is when burnout begins and productivity starts to slump.
- Ask how they are doing. Just caring about their morale will give it a boost. Tell them you know that summer burnout starts about now and you want to help them make it through the season with flying colors.
- Praise their efforts so far and mention any new slips in performance. If you're going to do a performance review for your seasonal staff, now might be a good time. There's still time for them to improve and become an even bigger asset to your store.
- Consider scheduling some kind of fun event to get them re-energized and rockin' the last five weeks of summer. Check out this article on employee appreciation events on our website for some good ideas.
- Give them an extra day off. Sometimes all that's needed to bump up morale is a little bit of extra R&R at the beach or by the pool.
Hey, while you're at it take the day off yourself!Wishing you great sales and lots of fun,