Building and leading a team is one of the most difficult aspects of any business. In the yoga industry, a centered staff is paramount. Your staff, from teachers to front desk assistants, are often the first impression for your students and prospects. Beyond that, your staff members have the opportunity to change lives and create impact. When considering such importance, a thorough examination of your staffing process is crucial, especially hiring and ongoing development.
Recruiting and Hiring
The hiring process is your studio’s first line of defense in which your culture and long-term strategies are safeguarded. Successful hiring systems usually begin by recruiting highly qualified candidates. These candidates can come from a variety of sources, from your own teacher training program to online job boards. Depending on the position, you may find the most success in recruiting people who are already members of your community. This is where a teacher training program can not only provide additional revenue but can act as a reliable recruiting source.
Learning and Development
Your studio’s learning and development plan should have two primary components, onboarding and ongoing development. The best way to ensure your new staff members follow operating procedures, know your yoga studio software and understand the culture is to have documented systems in place. Once your staff members are onboarded, show them you care about their development by investing in continuing education, mentorships and yoga industry conferences.
Simply put, the ingredients of a centered team are firm hiring practices and a commitment to ongoing development. The overarching theme of these ingredients is unwavering care for your staff members, students and community.
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