One of the more challenging aspects of owning a salon will not only be hiring but also retaining good employees. Quite frankly anyone can hire but how you plan on keeping them around should always be at the forefront of your mind because this process can be expensive if you do it over and over again. In the end, this can seem like a daunting task, not just because both of these responsibilities can be very time-consuming but also because there their skills much match exactly what you’re looking for. Their ability and talent, as well as their attitudes and work ethic, will influence every aspect of the business, from client retention rate to the bottom line, so you’ll need to choose your employees very wisely and this process should never be rushed.
The process of hiring is further complicated by the following:
- The competition out there for qualified salon personnel is high. It’s not uncommon for other salon owners to shop and try to lure away talented stylists from each other with promises of more money and better working conditions.
- When change is inevitable: basically, this means when salon stylists decide they can do better on their own and leave a salon to start their own businesses. Not only does the original salon lose its qualified staff, but it also then must compete for new staff members and start the process over again. Remember the hiring, letting go, quitting, and firing process is expensive because it takes away from other things that need to be done and of course training which is a huge time component.
- They ask for too much. This can either be the flexibility they need, certain days off, or more pay.
That’s why we created the mobile app Salon & Savvy for both iPhone and Android. We constantly see signs in the window that say we’re hiring but one way we’ve decided to bridge this gap is by allowing Salon Professionals to create a great profile highlighting your expertise that way connections with Salon Owners looking for you can be made a lot easier and from the comfort of your own home.
Our app gives a space where salons can share details around their structure and amenities with pictures. The salon can then post an opening for the professional they are looking for along with the expertise and experience. Likewise, professionals can find salons with open positions looking for someone with their accomplishments and skills. The professionals are always anonymous on this platform, only Salons will be displayed. With geolocation and push notifications it makes it easy to find a qualified individual today.
To learn more, contact us today and if you want to place an ad on our app for an open position we will even give you the first 30 days for Free. So what are you waiting for, let’s get started today!