When it comes to keeping employee turnover at your swim school minimal, it’s important to keep your high-quality, well-trained staff members happy. We’ve already discussed two ways to do this: provide opportunities for growth and allow staff members to pursue a healthy work-life balance. Two other ways to increase employee satisfaction at your swim school is to regularly evaluate and offer recognition for and to allow input from your valuable staff members. Of course, like the other ways to keep staff members happy, Jackrabbit Class software can help you along every step of the way!
Offer Evaluation & Recognition for Staff
In the same way that quality staff members will appreciate opportunities for professional growth in the form of training, they’ll also welcome fairly conducted evaluations that give them truly constructive criticism. The encouragement to address their weak areas and suggestions on how to do that can go a long way toward further curating your swim school staff and allowing each individual to reach his or her full potential.
Jackrabbit Class software allows you to easily schedule evaluations with your swim school staff members and communicate the results of evaluations as well as easily keep track of former evaluations. You can even allow staff members to have access to blank evaluation forms, so they know exactly what you’ll be looking for. You could also ask them to fill out their own evaluation forms to enhance the discussion.
Any major improvements in the evaluations or awards or promotions that you wish to offer after evaluations can be posted to the Staff Portal Dashboard and can also be sent to swim school parents through the Parent Portal, allowing everyone to recognize the progress and congratulate those who have shown improvement in various areas.
Allow Input from Staff
Your swim school instructors are amazing! These well-trained employees are invested and truly care about the program as a whole. Not only do they want your input when it comes to their progress and growth, but they want to be able to speak into the swim school program as well. Not only will they appreciate having their expertise recognized, but you’ll benefit from their insight, too. Of course, you can recognize their contributions, offering that recognition which each person craves.
Jackrabbit Class has seen many swim schools just like yours flourish as a result of weekly KPI reviews, based on reports which our software makes easy to conduct. Your staff members will become more interested in these reviews when there are dollar signs attached to them, so we highly recommend performance-based compensation. As your swim school grows and employees receive raises, the enthusiasm surrounding your swim school’s growth will be sure to make quite a splash! Really, with this kind of environment, everyone truly wins.