Last week we introduced you to Piecework, or if you’ve been around a while, refreshed your memory. This week we’re going to talk about how CLIP helps you pay with Piecework. You’ve probably noticed if you’ve been using CLIP that everything in CLIP is based on man-hours. You have a […]
If you’re like most landscape companies, especially this year, labor is hard to find. And motivating your employees to do that labor is even harder sometimes. Piecework can help make motivation a non-issue. We wrote a book on piecework and all of this information and a lot more it’s in […]
When I worked as a lawn care business’ crew manager, my guys would take 2 hours just to get their trucks ready and leave the shop. And when they finally started, they still made their regular stop at 7-11 for coffee plus random breaks throughout the day — all while […]
Do You Have Trouble Motivating Your Team? Last week we discussed the first secret to extreme profit — The Perfect Customer. This week we’ll tackle the next step; motivate your employees to strive towards excellence by using piecework. 2nd Secret To Extreme Profit — Motivation Here at CLIP, we get calls all the […]
As the season slows down, it’s a great time to re-evaluate your pay system for your employees. Piecework is becoming a favorite new way to pay employees, and there are a lot of great reasons for it. If you’re on the fence about paying your employees piecework instead of hourly, don’t […]
I just talked to my mechanic today. I was dropping off my minivan to get the struts repaired ($1000.00 job. I’ve done the work before but don’t enjoy that job). He had some business insights that we can learn a lot from in our industry! Working harder, not smarter He […]
I remember distinctly working on a tree house with my Dad on a bright sunny day (one where you squint your eyes because the sun is so bright). That day he taught me an important lesson about anticipating need. He was framing the walls for the tree house (think 10′ […]
Is Piecework Legal? At the GIE show I had a lot of questions about piecework. With more employment laws changing it seems like this is a great time to cover the legal aspects of it. While I am not a legal professional, and can’t give you direct legal advice. I […]
How do you start with piecework? What if you have jobs that won’t work with piecework? Dave goes over how to implement piecework for landscape and lawn maintenance companies.
How do you motivate your employees? Dave Sr. goes over the 2nd secret to making your lawn care company more profitable and more manageable at the same time. For more info on motivating employees see this article
How do you measure your lawncare employees efficiency? CLIPxe has reports that give you the power to measure and grow your productivity.
Part 2, practical questions and answers about piecework. Dave and Jonathan talk about how piecework works for a company in the “real world.” For more information about piecework see this article
How fast do your employees mow? Maybe lawn care isn’t ALL about speed, but we both know that speed and efficiency are top priority when you are watching your man hours! If you just save 2 minutes on each lawn you mow, a 12 property day takes you 24 minutes less time […]
Here are some helpful tips on talking to your guys about piece work (or any new incentive) Teach your team Concept 1 – Let’s all win! In a traditional pay model the company loses when the employees are inefficient. When they exceed their goals they lose because they don’t see any […]
“Quality will go down the toilet.” Systems, like clear envelopes with money that is taken away at each complaint, can keep your quality up – or even improve it! “It’s not legal.” This simply is not true (but please do your own homework for your state/country). The law provides room […]