August 2017 Newsletter
This month, you can read more from our staff retention series, with more tips from our friends at FitLinks, who continue to innovate and disrupt fitness recruitment with their online platform.
From the GGFit blog, you can read about staff onboarding and the pathway to PT, along with a review of the ukactive Flame Conference. Finally, there's a very special offer for readers who make it all the way to the bottom of this newsletter!
Streamline your hiring process
Everyone is guilty of over-complicating things. Or worse still, living with processes without really understanding why we’re doing it. Surely in this age, we should be doing things faster, easier and more directly?
Recruitment is no exception. In today's market attracting and retaining top talent is challenging. Be aware that most candidates will apply for multiple jobs simultaneously. In fact, a staggering 47% of declined offers in 2015 were due to candidates accepting other jobs.
A few reasons why you should streamline the recruitment process::
- Attract top talent
- Hire the right candidate
- Create a professional and consistent experience
- Save time and money
- Don't lose out to the competition
With candidates in control and most companies dealing with increased competition and reduced resource, new approaches that 'treat candidates like customers' are increasingly important.
Alina Cooper of FitLinks offers her 12 top tips to shake up your recruitment on the GGFit blog.
You can read the full article here
Retain your staff - get onboarding right
In the same way that the new member journey is key to keeping members long term, so the staff on-boarding process is key to retaining staff. If you can get your staff to stick around, you’ll have better member retention too.
A good induction is critical to making a new staff member feel a part of the organisation. Throwing them in at the deep end or expecting them to pick it up as they go along rarely has a positive outcome, regardless of their previous level of experience.
Online / elearning inductions are great for standardising the message, ensuring nothing is missed and that everyone is treated equally. It also allows HR to check progress of new joiners.
Click here to read more on the GGFit blog about ensuring new staff are motivated
Flame re-ignites the Fitness Industry
The ukactive Flame Conference, Golf Day and Flame Awards were an inspirational set of events in 2017. A great speaker line-up, some encouraging networking opportunities, and a fantastic round of golf helped to restore my faith in the industry.
to read our full review, packed with winners, olympians, and thought provoking speakers.
Thank you for reading (or scrolling) all the way to the bottom of this newsletter. As a bonus, we'd like to let you know that tickets to the autumn Sales & Retention Convention are already available, at a special pre-sale price of just £85 for a limited time. This is a saving of £40, and is the best price that will be available, so reserve your place at www.ggfit.com/sarc today.
If you would like advice or help to improve member retention at your club, please contact us.