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How To Make Your Child Care Business a Great Place to Work

staffDo you have a high turnover in your Child Care Business? Is Gossip a Big problem in your Business? Are your employees calling off all the time?

If you answered yes to at least two of the questions above, I have some ideas that will help you to create a better work environment for your employees!

I’m going to be honest with you! My biggest struggle in the business of Child Care is dealing with all the issues that come with having employees. However, I realized that I had to focus on building a great place to work and not the issues that could come with having employees.So I made a few changes and I’m going to share them with you today.

  1. Plan fun events for you and your team such as a Monthly potluck. On Friday October 9, 2015, I decided to have my first seafood potluck with my team. I was surprised to know that many of my staff members love seafood!! We had crab legs, shrimp, crab fettuccine and so much more. Moreover, the moral was very high that day.
  2. Reward your employees for having perfect attendance (if your budget allows). When you show your appreciation for punctuality, your employees will do more of what you praise! Ideas: Give perfect attendance certificates, consider giving a monthly bonus or $20-25 or give a spa gift bag. What ever you choose to give, show your appreciation to those dependable employees.
  3. Be a Positive Leader. when I hire new employees, many of the employees often seem to open up to me and tell me that their old bosses lacked people skills. People love to work for positive leaders.
  4. Plan Fun outings with your staff. This year I did something that I had never done before, I invited my team members to join me at a Joyce Meyers conference. In fact, four of my staff members joined me and we had a great time!!
  5. Invest in your employees. Train them, mentor and coach them. I recently had an employee to come into my office just to tell me that she appreciated the fact that I took a chance to hire her and she appreciated the fact that I mentor her. **She made my day!

I hope that you  have been inspired you to take a closer look at how you manage your assistants or staff members. Furthermore, I want you to know that when your employees are happy working for you, they will go beyond your expectations.

It’s time to get to work on creating a great place to work!

Shiketa Morgan

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How to Create a Positive Work Place

          

Being positive doesn’t just make you better. It makes everyone around you better. ~Jon Gordon

Several years ago, I decided that I wanted to create a positive place for my employees to work. In fact, having negative employees inspired me to promote more positivity in the work place. After all, I believe that children need to be around positive people!

I recently created a Code of Positivity to post in my Child Care Center and I have decided to share it with you. (click here)

Are you wondering how I created a positive work place for my employees? Take a look at the following tips below:

  1. Be Positive!  If you have a positive attitude your employees will be a reflection of your attitude.
  2. Create a No Gossip Policy. Gossip can destroy your business and it brings down the moral. So never Gossip with your employees and don’t allow them to gossip in your Business.
  3. Talk Positive. At my monthly team meetings, the team is required to say 2-3 positive things about each other and at the end of our meetings, the energy level is exciting!
  4. Model friendliness. People love to do business with friendly people. Smile at your employees and smile when you greet your parents. You will be amazed at how being positive will brighten up your Work Place.

Several hours before writing this blog post, a parent stopped by my Child Care Center for a tour. She told me this: “I love this place; its clean, and everyone is friendly.”  See…I told you! People love to do business with friendly people.

To your Success!

Shiketa

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