By Michael Tompkins One of the most common reasons great employees move on to another organization is to advance in their careers. How can you help your staff members grow and advance in their chosen career paths? What are the benefits of mentoring employees, and why is it important to help them grow? One of […]
Your spa director just gave his or her notice. Unfortunately, it was the typical two-week notice in the middle of your busiest time of year. Your team is already working long hours to accommodate guests, and your work plate is overflowing. Sound familiar? No matter what industry you are in, this scenario is all too […]
Recruiting for spas has never been more difficult than it is today. Shortages of managers and licensed staff, such as massage therapists, estheticians, and nail techs, are at an all-time high. Here are eight top tips for recruiting new talent for your spa, from line-level staff to senior-level management.
In the last decade, we have seen an increased willingness of hospitality and spa companies to cross geographical and cultural divides and move into markets outside of their traditional regions. It is really a function of and a result of globalization, which is impacting all business sectors. One geographical jump that seems to be getting a lot of attention these days is the Asian hospitality market. Big investors in the East are diving head-first into the Western wellness boom by buying landmark spa properties in the United States, recruiting top executive talent to lead their spa divisions in Asia, and integrating their traditional spa modalities with modern wellness culture.
Those of us lucky enough to work in the spa and wellness industry experience the pleasure of helping people day in, day out. However, from an executive perspective, there is one very common complaint: the industry doesn’t get the respect it deserves.
Though fall tends to be high season for budgeting for the coming year in the hospitality biz, soliciting ideas for improving the business and boosting revenue should be something you tackle all year. Make it even more productive by getting your team involved. Tap into your staff’s ideas, and foster a community of collaboration by […]
The spa industry is one that is known for a workforce that changes jobs rather frequently. For some wellness businesses, this may mean being presented with the conundrum of possibly rehiring a former employee. The question is, should you do it?
In the U.S. workplace, employees respect a culture of caring for the environment and often hope to align their core values with those of their employers. How can you create a green culture within your company? What are some ways you can incorporate green activities in your spa to help meet your employees’ eco expectations? […]
Wages, salary, pay, compensation, earnings, income. These are a few words that are often synonymous with conflict. Ultimately, what you earn should engender positive feelings, but for many, reflecting on the topic can create feelings of discomfort. The two most common ways a worker can jump the wage barrier is by changing jobs or increasing workload and responsibilities.
Michael G. Tompkins, a St. Louis resident, wellness visionary, and executive recruiter with Hutchinson Consulting, has announced the inaugural St.ART Street Art Festival in St. Louis, MO, Sept. 30 through Oct. 1. The goal of the two-day festival is to encourage hope, healing, and positive dialogue through art—including large canvas painting, poetry, performance art, and […]