In an effort to keep you moving this busy season, these blog posts will be quick and simple.
Here is tip #17 …
I know the tendency this time of year is to shorten lunch breaks and maximize your staff to handle the extra crush of customers these last few days as they do their last-minute shopping.
Guess who else has to do some last-minute shopping?
Your staff does. If you can give them an extra 15-20 minutes for their lunch breaks or send them home a few minutes early if it has slowed down, you’ll do wonders for their energy and their morale.
You can also plan to have some meals for them. Bring in sandwiches from a local deli. Get pizza from the pizzeria down the block. Those little things that they don’t have to do help them get their errands and last-minute shopping done.
Give them a break and they’ll thank you with more energy for your customers.
PS Add in a little praise and recognition and they’ll rock these last few days for you.