Mid-Summer Staff Check-Ins: 4 Must-Review Resources for Supervisors

In this article, we've gathered a treasure trove of resources that are perfect for you to review during this mid-summer period.

Alanna Crochetiere
Alanna Crochetiere
July 5, 2023 2 min read

Hey there, bosses & supervisors! We hope you're enjoying the warmth and sunshine. As we find ourselves in the heart of this vibrant season, it's crucial to remember the importance of staying connected with your staff.

In this article, we've gathered a treasure trove of resources that are perfect for you to review during this mid-summer period. These resources are designed to assist you in fostering meaningful connections, boosting staff engagement, and ultimately creating a supportive work environment where everyone thrives.

So, grab a refreshing beverage, find a comfy spot, and get ready to explore these invaluable resources. It's time to level up your mid-summer staff check-ins and create an even stronger bond with your amazing team. Let's dive in!

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Resource 1: NRPA’s Recreation Employee Conversations: One-on-One Check-Ins

We all know and love the National Recreation and Parks Association. They have endless amazing resources for P&R professionals and when it comes to staff management, it’s no different.

In this online course, you’ll get insights from Kate Connell, City of Iowa City, on how to make sure you are checking-in with an emphasis on listening and hearing from staff on their own wins, challenges and experiences. Plus, you’ll grab a handy template to get you started in your next employee check-in.

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Resource 2: Seasonal Staff Management: 5 Ways to Streamline Operations

Summer is one of the biggest seasons for hiring temporary staff members and with that many new members on the team with a particular set of circumstances comes the need to tailor your approach to how you manage them.

From scheduling, to training and onboarding as well as strategies for making it easier for them to get into the swing of things with their daily tasks, this easy read can serve as a reminder for operational aspects of seasonal staff management that may need a little love mid-summer.

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Resource 3: 8 Tips to Effectively Manage Your Staff

Whether you’re a seasoned manager or new to a leadership role, keeping key strategies of management top of mind as you navigate, what is often, the most hectic and stressful months of the year for you and staff is never a waste of time.

From communication strategies and conflict management to tips for keeping spirits high and showing the confidence you have in your team to them and the wider organization, look no further for a walk-through of the fundamentals of management. Take 10 minutes to read-through this eBook and the 8 tips included as a refresher and a check-in with yourself that you are indeed managing in the best way you can to help support an effective and confident team!

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Resource 4: 3 Ways to Become Employee Centric from Community Rec Mag

If you haven’t heard of them yet, our friends at Community Rec Magazine are a consistent source of helpful and interesting articles for those in the recreation and community organization space.

While the experience of your campers, athletes or participants are a top priority, so are the daily experiences of your staff in relation to your business or organization. This article about creating an employee centric workplace is another great resource for a mid-season check-in to make sure you are keeping the employee environment a positive and productive place.

And there you have it! We hope you've found these resources insightful and inspiring. Remember, nurturing strong connections with your staff is an ongoing process, and mid-summer presents a perfect opportunity to reassess and refine your check-in strategies.

By incorporating these valuable resources into your approach, you'll be well-equipped to create a supportive and engaging work environment for your team. Your staff will appreciate the effort, and together, you'll achieve new heights of collaboration and success.

Cheers to fostering stronger bonds with your amazing team all summer long!

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