When you first set up your workplace massage program, there were probably a few i's to dot and t's to cross. But hopefully your massage company made it an easy process.
But if the time has come to add new employees to your existing office massage program, you may have a few questions. In this article, we'll go over the 5 main keys to getting new hires on-board with your massage program.
Office Massage: 5 Ways New Employees Can Feel the Love
1. Start With Recruiting
Since onsite massage is a great recruiting tool, your first step will be to make sure you talk about your awesome massage program when interviewing potential new hires. When massage is included as part of an employee benefits package, top talent recruits take notice.
So even before any paperwork has been signed, your new employees should know what to expect. Find out if your new employee has had an office massage service before.
Understanding what their previous experience is with office massage will make the rest of the process easier.
2. Office Massage 101
If some of your new hires aren't sure what to expect from an on site massage program, consider having a new employee orientation event.
In addition to the standard new-hire formalities of paperwork and policies, you can also have a massage therapist providing short 5-10 minute chair massages as part of the event.
This will help put your new workers at ease with the idea of office massage.
3. Explain How Office Massage Works
Your onsite massage point-person can explain how your program works:
- How do they schedule a massage session?
- How many sessions can they schedule per month?
- What happens if they miss an appointment?
- Are they expected to tip their massage therapist?
- What happens if they're late to their appointment?
It can be handy to have all this information in an easy to access reference chart.
4. Check Your Massage Schedule
Whether you're hiring one new employee or several new employees will affect your next step. If it's just one new employee, it will be much easier to show them the ropes of the massage program. It will also be easier to make room for another session in your massage schedule.
If you're hiring several new people at once, that's totally doable as well. It will just take a little more attention. A drastic uptick in the number of massage sessions will require changing your massage schedule with your massage company.
This could mean adding an additional massage day, or bringing in more therapists on the days you already have scheduled. But never fear, a professional massage company can handle that.
5. Get Feedback
As with any new hire, you'll want to check in with your employee a few weeks into the job to make sure they're handling everything ok. This is a good time to check in about their experience of the massage program.
Is the schedule working for them? Do they like the massage therapist? Any suggestions for improvement? The more feedback your workplace massage company has, the better they can make it a program that works for everyone.
Ultimately, adding new employees to an existing massage program isn't a big deal. Your massage company should be happy to accommodate for your growing company.
To get even more insight into your office massage program, make sure you're getting regular program data and analytics: