“Help, Mommy N!” Glenda (not her real name) texted me one day.
“Sure!” I replied immediately. “What can I do for you?”
“My employee turnover is very high,” she said. “At that rate, I’m losing my people, I’m afraid I will also lose my business! What should I do?”
Glenda lives in a city in Southern Luzon. And she is running a food business. Over half of her sales come from food delivery.
The high employee turnover comes from their motorcycle riders who deliver their customers’ food orders. And, for the past few months, the turnover rate has been steadily increasing.
“Most of our riders have decided to move to online delivery services like GrabFood, Foodpanda, etc., probably because they get better pay,” Glenda said.
“And since these delivery services are not available in our city, we are thinking of hiring students or minors to deliver our food to solve this employee turnover problem,” she further volunteered.
“But minors don’t have driver’s licenses, so they cannot use motorcycles for delivery,” I countered.
“Oh, we’ll let them use bicycles instead. That way, we save on gas too,” she gleefully said. “Do you think it’s a good idea, Mommy N?”
“First of all, the law prohibits the hiring of minors. And while you may save on gas by using bicycles, they may cause delays which will disappoint your customers,” I said.
“And it is very hard to explain or appease “hangry” (hungry and angry) customers!” I further said.
“So what should I do then?” Glenda sadly asked.
As business owners, do you also have high employee turnover rates?
How do you solve this business roadblock?
What can be done? This was my advice to Glenda:
If, however, you continue to experience high employee turnover even after doing the above offers/benefits, and delivery is becoming increasingly difficult, then maybe it is time to look for a better location or branch out to more accessible locations.
What do you think, dear business owner?
Please feel free to share your thoughts, experiences, and ideas!
Remember, helping business owners like you is my oxygen!
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