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Small Business Management: Keep your Employees Engaged All Summer

Small Business Management: Keep your Employees Engaged All Summer

The heat is on and the summer season is in full swing!  For many small businesses, the pressures of doing business rise with the temperature. 

While some are predicting an increase in consumer summer spending, some small business owners plan to opt out of their summer vacation, a decision that some experts discourage

The good news? You can take a vacation during the busy summer season, while keeping your staff productive all summer long by stepping up your employee engagement strategy. These tips will help:

"Today’s workers are looking to make a contribution to the cause of the organization. Begin by helping the employee connect the dots with a new hire orientation…”

 - From Seasonal Jobs: Cultivate Employee Engagement All Summer Long

“…Employers should be very clear when explaining to new hires that their first few years in the workforce are a unique window to prove themselves….”

– From Onboarding Essentials: Five Workplace Rules for your New Hires

“Without reasonable clothing and appearance guidelines in place, managers are often forced to make subjective judgment calls…”

– From From Flip-Flops to Tank Tops: Fashioning a Summer Dress Code Policy

“The summer months require special attention so that employees can take critical time to rest and renew…”

From Employee Recognition: Is your Hard-Working Team Underperforming?

“Look for tasks that only you do. Ask yourself, is it critical that I do these tasks? Identify who on the team can perform them.”

– From Need a Break? Try these Twelve Tips for Managing During a Vacation