Member Video: What to look for in New Hires / How to Keep New Employees - 17 minutes
If you’ve hired employees, you’ve probably struggled with this question: how do you find good help? This is by far the number one question every salon owner faces when they’re looking to grow their team.
In this lesson, long time business owners Melissa Verplank and Judy Hudson tackle this question. Together, they have almost 60 years combined experience dealing with hiring help for their businesses. That’s a lot of time – and a lot of employees! You can learn from their wealth of experience. Find out some of the traits to look for in a new hire – even if that person has no pet experience.
In this casual conversation, they discuss what to look for when interviewing a job candidate. Melissa and Judy talk about the subtle differences from an experienced pet stylist to a fresh school graduate to someone right off the street.
You’ll learn what they look for when hiring a new employee. And even if they don’t have experience in the pet care field – there are still clues that will indicate how they will perform on the job.
If you are looking for a job – you don’t want to miss this lesson. Judy and Melissa tell you exactly what a prospective employer should be looking for when they interview you.
If you are an employer looking to hire help – don’t miss this lesson. With Melissa and Judy’s help, you can determine which candidate is going to be the best for the position. And sometimes – it’s not the groomer with the most experience!
In this video you will learn:
- what to look for in the initial interview.
- what to look for if the job candidate has no pet experience.
- what you can expect from a candidate straight out of grooming school.
- how to know if a prospective employee will be reliable.
- what type of tone you can set with a simple handshake.
Experts in this Video
Melissa Verplank is a Certified Master Stylist and long time business owner.
Judy Hudson holds an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology and is an International Speaker and Judge. She is a National Certified Master Groomer and certifier for National Dog Groomers Association of America.