It comes to a time when you need to hire people so you can do less teaching and focus on growing your Art Studio. And you want to hire the best teachers and staff who will stay for a long time. The good news is that building your best team has nothing to do with luck and everything to do with a killer recruitment and retention strategy.
How to recruit an A-Team?
You need to present yourself as the BEST Art Studio to attract the BEST people.
Instead of an uninspiring post like: “Teacher wanted, painting, Art Studio name…”, describe your Art Studio values, write about you as the Owner, what do you believe in, and why they should join you team. You want someone, who wants to be part of your “community” not just work for the paycheck. You want potential staff to read this and say: Wow, yes…this is where I NEED to be working.
How to keep your A-Team
OK, so now you have your awesome staff on board, but your job has just begun.
Many times Art Studio owners find their A-Team and then either:
Both are dangerous. One means they leave and tell everyone you’re a control freak, the other means they leave and potentially open up their own Art Studio and take your students.
So what do you do?
If you want to retain your A-Team, then your role is about being a MENTOR to them. Make them feel like they are in a complete partnership with you. Have their back, not only review their work but see how they progress personally. Brainstorm with them about what to do differently or better. Have a beautiful working relationship.
Right now, when you look at your relationship with your staff, are you: