Our salon has 17 employees, all women. They're a very close-knit group. They socialize a lot outside of work and consider each other family. The tricky part is bringing in a new employee. It's just such a close-knit group, it's hard for the new kid to feel accepted. Sometimes I think the existing employees are really unfair to the new girl, finding fault with everything. Maybe they feel threatened - I really don't know.
If other salon owners or managers have experienced this and have some advice to offer, I'd love to hear it! We're getting ready to hire someone and I want to do everything in my power to make it work.