So they have to earn there own wage in takings?Commision is a good way of encouraging people to work a bit harder. Nothing worse than staff who are not motivated because at the end of the day its not there business(not that everyone needs money as an incentive).
I offer 5% commission on all treatments once they have covered their wages. I then have a target set, that anything over this they earn 10%.
Hope this helps
I am surprised it increased competivness,after all most, therapists have their regulars,my clients know who they are booked in with at each treatment. (me) unless I'm on my hols,They really wouldn't be happy just being put with another therapist just because a therapist was running behind.We rarely run behind anyway,thank goodness.Most of my clients have been with me for years,I know them they know me,the other therapists has her own regulars as well,they do have times when they are swapped,i.e holidays.Most treatments are a very personal thing.A bit like a hairdresser,you dont want a different hairdresser at each visit.I don't pay commission in my salon. When I did, I found that it increased competitiveness between therapists, and became a barrier for proper team work. At the moment if one therapist is running behind for whatever reason, another therapist will do the treatment on the waiting client (if that client doesn't mind obviously).
As for any therapist not working whilst they do not have clients - hello CLEANING!!!! My girls know that there is never nothing to do in a salon, there is always something to be cleaned, stores to be tidied, stock checks to do etc............
Sorry to contradict you, no offense meant.