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A meditative path found in many ancient civilizations. Labyrinths can often be confused with a maze, but unlike mazes, labyrinths have no dead ends or intersecting paths.
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PULSE: How does human connection play a role in attracting and retaining the industry’s best talent?
SMILEY POSWOLSKY: In the wake of the pandemic and the shift to hybrid work, the vast majority of employees— 70 percent—feel disconnected from their coworkers. That has led to the highest levels of employee disengagement ever recorded. In such a competitive labor market, companies have an incredible opportunity to make human connection a core part of how they attract and retain the spa industry’s top talent. Eighty-five percent of employees would be motivated to come into the office if they could socialize with co-workers or rebuild team bonds. Not to mention, 80 percent of Gen-Z and Millennial employees are looking to connect in-person with senior leadership and their managers. If we put human connection—and a “people first” strategy—as part of how we engage our talent from the second they apply to work with us, we can do a better job of attracting top talent and offer something that everyone is looking for right now.
SPA INDUSTRY LEADERS are often quick to point out all the ways in which their colleagues have supported their growth and played key roles in the success of their careers. Many can even cite a particular individual whose impact is greater than the rest. In some cases, these formative relationships happen by chance, but spa leaders seeking to foster growth in their teams, retain top employees and achieve their spas’ performance goals cannot simply place their trust in serendipity. Formal mentoring programs, though, can take luck out of the equation and help spas reach new heights.
Connecting with fellow spa professionals on social media in advance of the 2023 ISPA Conference is a great way to get the most out of your Conference experience. Establishing connections with other attendees before the event will enable you to build relationships, network and gain personal insights into the spa industry. Here are a few reasons why connecting with fellow spa professionals on social media is an important part of preparing for the ISPA Conference.