Human Resources http://clubindustry.com/taxonomy/term/21321/more en Health Club Operators Face a Retention Challenge with Millennial Employees http://clubindustry.com/human-resources/health-club-operators-face-retention-challenge-millennial-employees <div class="node-body article-body">Employers who do not take the time to properly communicate with Millennial employees will risk losing them to a more enticing opportunity.</div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/human-resources/health-club-operators-face-retention-challenge-millennial-employees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/human-resources/health-club-operators-face-retention-challenge-millennial-employees#comments Human Resources Wed, 05 Oct 2016 13:31:00 +0000 58411 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Employers who do not take the time to properly communicate with Millennial employees will risk losing them to a more enticing opportunity. (Photo by&nbsp;Thinkstock.)</p> Are Non-Compete Agreements Necessary in the Fitness Industry? http://clubindustry.com/managementoperations/are-non-compete-agreements-necessary-fitness-industry <div class="node-body article-body">Attorneys say health club owners should evaluate the risk of losing employees through a non-compete agreement, even if the agreement stands to protect the club from real or perceived exposure.</div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/managementoperations/are-non-compete-agreements-necessary-fitness-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/managementoperations/are-non-compete-agreements-necessary-fitness-industry#comments For-profits Human Resources Management/Operations equinox lifetime fitness Mon, 03 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000 58291 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Attorneys say that non-compete agreements need to be worded specifically, and they may not be necessary altogether if alternatives are used. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</p> What Club Owners Need to Know about the Fair Labor Standards Act http://clubindustry.com/human-resources/what-club-owners-need-know-about-fair-labor-standards-act <div class="node-body article-body">In the fitness industry, knowing the ins and outs of the Fair Labor Standards Act can mean the difference between a workplace marked by organization and clearly defined employee roles, or a week in court fighting a wage-and-hour case brought by a disgruntled worker.</div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/human-resources/what-club-owners-need-know-about-fair-labor-standards-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/human-resources/what-club-owners-need-know-about-fair-labor-standards-act#comments Human Resources Management/Operations Freemium Tue, 16 Dec 2014 01:40:00 +0000 34971 at http://clubindustry.com Attracting and Retaining Top Talent Requires Respect and Rewards http://clubindustry.com/managementoperations/attracting-and-retaining-top-talent-requires-respect-and-rewards <div class="node-body article-body">Health clubs of all sizes want to attract the best talent—a central reason why many club owners offer employee incentives.</div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/managementoperations/attracting-and-retaining-top-talent-requires-respect-and-rewards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/managementoperations/attracting-and-retaining-top-talent-requires-respect-and-rewards#comments Human Resources Management/Operations Freemium Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:34:00 +0000 32571 at http://clubindustry.com <p>It is difficult to measure the effect of incentives on overall returns, but the consensus is that clubs generally do better when employees are incentivized than when they are not. <em>Photo by Thinkstock.</em></p> Putting the Financial Burden of Continuing Education on Staff Could Cost You in the Long Run http://clubindustry.com/certificationeducation/putting-financial-burden-continuing-education-staff-could-cost-you-long-run <div class="node-body article-body">For individual fitness professionals, continuing education can be more of a burden than a benefit. The cost of keeping pace with the industry does not always correlate to a higher paycheck. </div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/certificationeducation/putting-financial-burden-continuing-education-staff-could-cost-you-long-run" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/certificationeducation/putting-financial-burden-continuing-education-staff-could-cost-you-long-run#comments Certification/Education Human Resources Fri, 20 Jun 2014 18:09:00 +0000 30081 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Additional workshops or certifications are essential for fitness professionals to diversify their training portfolio and keep pace with competition. <em>Photo by Thinkstock</em>.</p> Compensation of Personal Trainers Varies Among Clubs http://clubindustry.com/traininggroup-exercise/compensation-personal-trainers-varies-among-clubs <div class="node-body article-body">The increasing popularity of outcome-based fitness has put even more pressure on fitness facility operators to examine compensation systems to stay competitive and retain talented trainers.</div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/traininggroup-exercise/compensation-personal-trainers-varies-among-clubs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/traininggroup-exercise/compensation-personal-trainers-varies-among-clubs#comments Human Resources Training/Group Exercise Freemium Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:49:00 +0000 30061 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Sixty-five percent of personal trainers are employees of fitness facilities while 27 percent are independent contractors, according to a recent study. The remaining 8 percent are both employees and independent contractors. <em>Photo by Thinkstock</em>.</p> Improving Quality of Work Life for Employees Is Key http://clubindustry.com/human-resources/improving-quality-work-life-employees-key <div class="field-byline"> Ann Muder, contributing writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In a business that often involves long hours and stress, it is easy for health club employees to forget about keeping a good quality of work life.</div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/human-resources/improving-quality-work-life-employees-key" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/human-resources/improving-quality-work-life-employees-key#comments Human Resources Operations Freemium Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:52:00 +0000 30021 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Part of ensuring employees have a good balance of work and life involves providing them with the resources and support they need to do their jobs well.<em> Photo by Thinkstock.</em></p> Survey Results on Trainer Compensation Shows Hourly Pay Has Decreased http://clubindustry.com/training/survey-results-trainer-compensation-shows-hourly-pay-has-decreased <div class="node-body article-body">Personal trainer pay has decreased by $3.50 per hour in the past two years, according to a survey of the fitness industry by IDEA Health and Fitness. </div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/training/survey-results-trainer-compensation-shows-hourly-pay-has-decreased" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/training/survey-results-trainer-compensation-shows-hourly-pay-has-decreased#comments Human Resources Training Training/Group Exercise Freemium Thu, 15 May 2014 22:03:00 +0000 28891 at http://clubindustry.com <p>On average, personal trainers made less per hour or session in 2013 than they did in 2010, according to a survey of trainers by IDEA Health and Fitness. <em>Photo by Pamela Kufahl.</em></p> Health Club Owners Feel Trepidation over Minimum Wage Hike http://clubindustry.com/human-resources/health-club-owners-feel-trepidation-over-minimum-wage-hike <div class="node-body article-body">A proposed federal minimum wage increase to $10.10 could hit some club owners in the pocketbook, causing some to decrease benefits or merit-based raises, not fill open positions or even reconsider expanding. </div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/human-resources/health-club-owners-feel-trepidation-over-minimum-wage-hike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/human-resources/health-club-owners-feel-trepidation-over-minimum-wage-hike#comments Human Resources Management/Operations Freemium Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:51:00 +0000 26671 at http://clubindustry.com <p>A proposed federal minimum wage increase to $10.10 per hour could cause some fitness facility operators to rethink business. <em>Photo from Thinkstock.</em></p> In Search of Health Club CEOs http://clubindustry.com/human-resources/search-health-club-ceos <div class="field-deck"> Gold’s Gym, 24 Hour Fitness and Bally Total Fitness have all undergone changes at the CEO level this year. Temporary and permanent replacements have included CFOs and other in-house executives. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Gold’s Gym, 24 Hour Fitness and Bally Total Fitness have all undergone changes at the CEO level this year. Temporary and permanent replacements have included CFOs and other in-house executives.</div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/human-resources/search-health-club-ceos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/human-resources/search-health-club-ceos#comments For-profits Human Resources Premium Thu, 01 Aug 2013 16:00:00 +0000 18731 at http://clubindustry.com