Hello Everyone!I am doing a presentation at a regional aquatics management meeting in Florida and would like some input from others on how you train potential Head Guards, what you look for when…Continue
"I know I'm late to the Party on this one, but here's my thoughts:
I do a hybrid of "just selecting them" and having a process. I use performance reviews for ALL my staff to determine eligibility. But there's more…"
"What an interesting topic. I have been a head guard just because I have a college degree, and then cause I had experience and because I have WSI. Several different criteria in the past years. My current employment selects lead…"
"I would be interested in hearing how other Pool Managers choose their Head guard. I look for maturity, positive attitude, positive interaction with the rest of the staff, experience, willingness to step up when asked to take on…"
"We offer a Management Training to potential managers at the end of each season to prepare for the next season. Those who are interested in attending management training are asked to submit a brief questionnaire http://goo.gl/qrfBl to help weed…"
"I have a year-round indoor facility and a seasonal outdoor facility, with approximately 30 employees. My Head Guards are hired until they choose to leave, so the process is used when a vacancy exists. When we first started the Head Guard…"
"I would like to have your 70 point check list. I have great HG's right now...but last year went through a period where no one was capable of being promoted. Ended up promoting the "potentials" and training them into the…"
"Desire to be at work. Professionalism when things are difficult or stressful. Willingness to lead and ability to follow. Works hard and does the dirty work. Promotes water safety and facility programming.
I also demand…"
"You know a great way to ask this same question is to ask, How did you become a Head Guard and then onto a manager (or whatever title you had)?I know too many pool pros that are way to focused on trying to invent something new. I think we have the…"