Thought of the week - Employees - Your Answers!

So last week we asked about employees and how to pay them. The million-dollar question! ;) It seems like many of us struggle with this subject. How do we keep our team strong and motivated while still keeping a good cash flow? Here is a list of solutions I collected from all your replies. Thank you all! * Monthly goals and bonuses to full-timers only. Medical coverage for full timers only. An outfit gift for birthdays for everyone. * Hourly rate based on experience (the more experienced you are the more you earn). No commission. * Hourly rate plus 2% commission split between salespeople per daily sales. * Part time employees only. Hourly rate. No commission. * Full-time employees with flat salary. No commission. End of the year bonus. * Quarterly bonus. $50 in-store credit for every sale over $1000 * Full-time manager with a flat salary. The commission is based on the more you sell, the higher the percentage. Commission begins after $25,000 in sales have been hit. (monthly goals) Part-timers on an hourly rate, no commission. * Flat salary, employees can buy clothes for cost. No commission. I wanted to add what I noticed during my years as an employer was that employees don't always appreciate "gifts". They don't see it as income or a benefit. We all get used to getting "free clothes" and we forget how expensive they are. What do you think? Thank you to all who replied. Happy Wednesday, Yael

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