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How To Find Your Ideal, Motivated Employee

Dorette Franks, USAT, USAT&F, RRCA Certified Coach


Congratulations, you are expanding your health and fitness business and you are ready to start hiring employees. Or you may already have employees and want to make sure they are maintaining their motivation. A manager’s job is to create a staff that is self-motivated and excited to further enhance the business. Inspiring leaders and bosses will learn how to hire employees who are self-directed and willing to go the extra mile to keep up a strong, functioning, and productive company.

Here are 4 effective tips to find your ideal employee who is motivated and inventive.

  1. Define Your Dream Employee: Make a list of attributes that you want each employee to have. Do you want them to be outgoing? Positive? Versatile? Creative? Determine what you need. If you currently have employees, have them assist you with the definition so they know the expectations you are setting.


  1. Recruit, Recruit, Recruit: Check out local organizations, universities, or trade schools to find people looking for work. ExerciseJobs also allows employers to review resumes of qualified candidates. Carry your business card wherever you go because you never know who you may meet that would work with your company.


  1. Expert Interviews: Fine tune your interviewing skills. Make a list of questions you want to ask. The main point of an interview is to get to know your potential hire, so make sure to listen well and allow the applicant to do most of the talking. Need interviewing assistance? ExerciseJobs has free resources HERE.


  1. Provide Incentives: Create a culture that supports employee motivation. When you have indispensable employees, you know you can count on them and they are working hard to maintain productivity. Make sure the employees know how valuable they are. Hold weekly or bi-monthly meetings where employees can discuss their goals, output, and concerns. Adhere to the requests and make sure the employees are feeling as though they are growing and receiving fair treatment. Also empower your employees to know how to spot good work ethic in others so the team is building one another and working together to succeed.

Remember: you can have employees who help you grow your company and take you to the next level. Employees who you believe in and trust just as much as they believe in you is important. Visualize who you want to have working for you and take the necessary steps to proactively search them out. Carefully plan your steps and you’re on the right track to your ideal motivated employee. – Sarah


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Sarah Koszyk is the founder of Family. Food. Fiesta. A family-based wellness program and recipe blog where she also conducts cooking videos with kids and provides families with healthy living tips. She is a Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Coach where she specializes in sports nutrition and adult and pediatric weight management. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, or LinkedIn. Sarah is also in charge of hiring employees and contractors.

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