JAN 2016

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L et's face it: January tends to be anti-climactic. The holidays— with all of their accompanying celebrations, gifts and pumped-up profi ts—are over for another year, often leaving us with a lackluster "What now?" feeling. This may be especially true for your employees, who no longer have any bonuses, parties or days off to look forward to. So, what better time than the beginning of the year to make sure that your staff knows how much you continue to value them? According to human resources expert Rebecca R. Hastings, SPHR (certifi ed Senior Professional in Human Resources), when it comes to getting top performances from employees, business managers "should take the time to recognize all employees on a regular basis… rather than singling out certain individuals or groups at scheduled times." It may sound like a tall order, and many well-intentioned employers get it wrong, explains Hastings in an article for the Society for Human Resource Management ( Programs such as employee of the week (or day, month or year), for example, can hurt morale because they place attention on one person at the expense of others—and they don't highlight specifi c behaviors. Rather, experts say, focus on recognizing employees for positive behaviors and accomplishments as they occur. Doing this helps create a culture of recognition in which everyone feels valued. And in this spirit, as the new year begins, we at DAYSPA want you to know how much we continue to value your loyalty and support. That's why we've added some special extras to our magazine this year, such as our new business column "Plugged In", which will help you understand how to take advantage of the latest technologies to enhance your spa business, and our recurring section dedicated to hair removal, "Vanishing Acts", to make sure you're optimizing the high-profi t potential of this popular service. We've also stepped up our online offerings, with more product-by-category slideshows to help you make smart choices for your backbars as well as your retail departments. And don't forget to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and visit our Instagram page to hear and see the latest in spa news and events, plus a healthy dose of inspiration to get you through the work day. And fi nally, check us out on LinkedIn, where you'll fi nd business tips that we don't share anywhere else. We hope that in some small way, our efforts show how much we appreciate you. Linda Kossoff Executive Editor Reinforcing Value EDITOR'S PAGE 14 DAYSPA | JANUARY 2016 As you renew your commitments for the coming year, make sure that gestures of employee appreciation are among them. "Focus on recognizing employees for positive behaviors and accomplishments as they occur."

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