Maybe lawn care isn’t ALL about speed, but we both know that speed and efficiency are the top priority when you are watching your man hours.
Piecework is the difference between paying your people by the hour or paying them by the job.
If you pay your folks by the hour, think about what you're doing.
When you hand them the paycheck, you're essentially telling them "Hey, the longer you take, the more money I'll pay you. And, if you can stretch out the work that I've given you for this week into more than 40 hours, I'm going to pay you time and a half!
That's right; I'm gonna bonus you for taking longer! Isn't that nice?"
Well, I've been on a couple of walks, and I see other landscape companies and I know which ones pay by the hour.
The one company that I saw just a couple of months ago, the guy was sitting behind a tree texting on his phone while the lawn mower was idling away. I can guess that he's an hourly guy because he's making the same money texting on his phone and working.
Don't you think there's a problem with that?
You may think that this is the way it always is. It's the way everybody pays. But, it doesn't have to be.
That's what this blog is all about — is to try to improve and try to do things a little bit differently.
It’s almost springtime and that means you’re going to be doing spring cleanups soon. That’s a good thing because usually they’re very profitable. In fact I know a couple of companies that all they do is spring and fall cleanups and they don’t mow grass. We’ve been talking about piecework […]
You’ve probably noticed if you’ve been using CLIP that everything in CLIP is based on man-hours. Here’s how to use CLIP to pay with Piecework.
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 […]
Is Piecework Legal? The short answer is yes. The long answer is; it’s complicated. With more employment laws changing it seems like this is a great time to cover the legal aspects of piecework. I am not a legal professional, and can’t give you direct legal advice. I can, however, […]
http://clip.wistia.com/medias/ryiqz611t3?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=600 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. What Exactly is Piecework? Piecework simply boils down to work paid for according to the amount produced. For instance, instead […]
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 Piece Work Increases Profitability In part one of this webinar, we discussed how to motivate your employees and improve […]
Dave Sr. talks about piecework and productivity in this webinar. Shows how productivity improvements can revolutionize your business!! Dave also wrote a book, for that information see: More info on Piecework Click here to watch Part 2 of Motivating Employees Productivity and Piecework. Increased Productivity Means Increased Profits Every business is […]
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 […]
We’ve been talking about piecework for years here at CLIP. We’ve spoken to thousands of companies over the years about implementing it in their business. On this site alone you will find dozens of resources including articles, videos, webinars, and excerpts from my book about it. Many of the customers […]