They requested, and managers listened.
Six Flags New England not too long ago up to date its worker grooming coverage to permit “tattoos beneath the neck, nostril rings, a number of ear piercings, and most fashionable hairstyles,” together with shiny hair colours.
“We’re all about variety, being inclusive. And in addition permitting our workforce members to specific and be the real them,” Jennifer McGrath, communications supervisor for the park, mentioned.
McGrath mentioned permitting workers members to specific themselves freely makes for a happier office, which in flip creates a greater expertise total for workers and visitors.
Guests on the park Thursday agreed.
“Now I’m not the one one that may stand out with pink hair,” mentioned Ashleigh Haslam.
“I feel it’s nice that now we now have that chance and we don’t have to vary how we glance and mainly who we’re to work someplace,” mentioned Mick Smith.
Six Flags can also be providing bonuses to staff who keep on by September.
“I feel employers are leaping by all types of hoops simply to try to get staff. There’s an unimaginable demand for workers on the market,” mentioned Eric Gjede, Vice President of Authorities Affairs for the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA).
“Companies simply merely can’t get sufficient folks to return again to work. And there is a wide range of causes for that. A few of it associated to baby care, a few of it reliable fears nonetheless associated to spikes within the coronavirus, and positively the federal unemployment complement has made issues somewhat bit harder,” he mentioned.
In consequence, employers try to supply extra flexibility with scheduling and telecommuting.
About 20% of Six Flag’s 3,000 staff are Connecticut residents.
The minimal wage in Massachusetts is $13.50 an hour and most of the accessible positions on the park pay extra.
Connecticut’s hourly minimal wage will rise from $12 to $13 in August. However Gjede would not count on to see a lot of an influence.
“Companies are competing so strongly for workers that in lots of instances they’re providing wages which can be already increased than that,” he mentioned.
Six Flags is still hiring seasonal workers. Auditions for Fright Fest are developing in August. McGrath mentioned the park is searching for 200 folks to scare visitors throughout the Halloween occasion.