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Compensation Model

Each industry uses a compensation model to determine the amount of pay for an employee. This is commonly found in the commission based industries to include: hair salons, fishing, auto sales, shoe sales, some retail and the insurance/real estate brokerage.

Retaining Stylists In The Hair Industry

12/05/2015

A good question was posed by a former client about how to solve a problem in the service industry. It is the revolving door of stylists in the salon industry. This constant movement of stylists from one salon to another is actually bad business. So [...]

Team Based Pay in the Hair Salon Industry – A Critique

06/21/2015

Team based pay in the hair salon industry is the newest solution for compensating employees and increasing the overall performance of a salon.  IT WILL NOT WORK.  This article is a critique of this program and provides several reasons why this [...]

Fair Labor Standards Act – HR Compliance

06/11/2015

The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) promulgates rules related to minimum wages, compensation related to overtime, and recordkeeping requirements.  The Act also defines the terms ‘Exempt’ and ‘Non-Exempt’ employees related to [...]

Hair Stylist Compensation Model

04/06/2014

One of the most fascinating business models is the hair salon industry.  Many salons are poorly managed and rarely generate adequate profits.  To make matters worse, the stylists are like professional sports players.  One week they are playing [...]