By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR.
Hang ten and avoid those summer sneaker waves.
The onset of summer infuses us with newfound energy, optimism, and eagerness to take in the warmth and beauty that accompanies this time of year. For employers, summer can bring a unique set of opportunities and challenges. Here are some tips to help employers successfully ride the waves of summer.
1. Hire Summer Interns
Interns can be an ideal win-win, but companies should not assume that an intern should or can be a non-paid worker. If your company is planning on adding unpaid interns, make sure they meet the following requirements:
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2. Relax the Dress Code
Wondering how to deal with the company dress code during the summer months? Most employees appreciate a relaxed dress code during warm weather. Here are some considerations for your workplace.
3. Plan a Company Picnic
Company picnics continue to be a popular event for companies looking to have fun while building morale, strengthening teamwork, and showing appreciation to employees and their families. A few extra precautions can help ensure your company picnic doesn’t turn into a sneaker wave.
4. Enhance Employee Perks
Summer is a perfect time to add in seasonal perks that are meaningful to your employees while contributing to their productivity and job satisfaction. Some areas to consider include: