CREVE COEUR, Mo.
- Oct. 13, 2014
-- Xavier Menards Salon Prive is taking a break before the holiday season to rejuvinate his staff in the Bahamas. After opening in the midst of our financial recession several years ago, Salon Prive has seemed to hold on and had increasing success with minor fallbacks throughout it all. After 8 years now in business and minimal turnover in employees, Xavier Menard feels that taking a European approach to time off would give the staff time to refresh themselves to prepare for the holiday season. So the salon will be entirely closed for 5 days from November 9th-14, while the stylists of Salon Prive will be cruising and sunning themselves amidst the Bahama Islands of Freeport and Nassau. Taking this new approach to reward staff is something very important to Xavier Menard, as he feels you will receive more productivity from your employees, giving back to them in a different way other than just a year end bonus that always tends to go for other needs such as bills and such. This is a way to make sure they are given something for themselves and have no reason to use it for other obligations. This may seem to be an unusual approach to making sure people take time off for themselves, but it definitely assures that down time that we all need to clear our mind and refocus to be more productive when back at work, Xavier feels. The proof of this type of business plan is one that is in the numbers as Xaviers employees have taken more personal time off this past year but the business has increased in productivity 20%. So to other business owners, think about taking a break, all of you, and see just how this too may change the way your company is looked at by other prospective employees, how your current staff has less turnover, and you all can work rested and be more productive when you are at work.