We have had three trainers working at our facility as independent contractors and I am coming up on contract renewals. I was wondering if any other managers out there might have a systematic way of evaluating trainers to justify a raise in their split of fees? Something a little more objective than our staff likes you, your clients like you & you are easy to work with 🙂 ….. Any help is appreciated! thanks!
The best way of evaluating any employee (independent contractor or not) is by the value they bring to the table. They are there to help you make money and keep your business grow. If they can’t do that, then the answer is now. I know many trainers who are nice people and likable by everyone else, but they can’t produce at the level they need to be producing to justify their position and money they getting paid. So, I guess the easy way of measuring their performance is to decide if they meet your expectations and goals/standards. You are a business owner after all :-)!
I hope this helps.
Great answer by Harris.
I would say make sure you are evaluating each PT with measurable metrics. For example (number of clients, attrition/retention rate, results etc..)
That way when it comes to making the decision, you will have facts on your side as opposed to making decisions based on assumptions.