Get­ting all your staff on the bus grows busi­ness

Te Awamutu Courier - - News - BY BETHANY ROLSTON

Te Awa­mutu woman Bri­die Os­borne has more than 20 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence in the hospitality in­dus­try.

That’s why open­ing a hospitality con­sul­tant busi­ness was a nat­u­ral choice.

Bri­die was born and raised in Te Awa­mutu and be­came a qual­i­fied chef at Win­tec af­ter leav­ing school.

She went on to work at, and then part own, the Re­doubt Bar and Eatery.

Man­ag­ing a pop­u­lar and busy bar meant Bri­die looked af­ter a team of em­ploy­ees.

She says her proud­est mo­ment was build­ing and main­tain­ing staff that were driven, pas­sion­ate and happy to ar­rive at work ev­ery day.

Bri­die’s new ven­ture, called On the Bus, aims to help busi­ness own­ers grow their busi­ness.

On the Bus is a metaphor to describe the place busi­ness own­ers want their staff to be.

“Staff at the back of the bus are peo­ple who don’t want to be in your busi­ness – and they might be peo­ple who you’d rather not have on your team.”

“Staff in the mid­dle of the bus have po­ten­tial. If pushed and guided the right way they can be­come valu­able peo­ple within your busi­ness, if you have the time to do this.

“Staff at the front of the bus are ea­gerly wait­ing for their turn to drive the bus. They strive to be the best they can be within their work en­vi­ron­ment. They know your busi­ness brand, goals, val­ues and ex­pec­ta­tions and reach th­ese daily.”

Bri­die’s goal is to help busi­nesses own­ers get all their staff on the bus and to the front of the bus.

She can as­sist with a range of busi­ness needs in­clud­ing team build­ing, so­cial me­dia, re­cruit­ment, em­ploy­ment con­tracts, house rules, core val­ues and work­place is­sues.

Although she spe­cialises in hospitality she is happy to help any busi­ness.

Bri­die says the most re­ward­ing part of her job is see­ing a team work well to­gether.

She says staff who are ‘on the bus’ help build a suc­cess­ful busi­ness.

“Let me work with your team and driv­ing your busi­ness to its great­est suc­cess.”

Visit face­­the­busnz/ or con­tact 021 060 8195 or bri­die@on­the­

Photo / Bethany Rolston

Te Awa­mutu’s Bri­die Os­borne, owner of hospitality con­sul­tant com­pany On the Bus.

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