Our raises are based off of basically 3 categories that the each employee that works in the field is graded on at the end of the year.
1: Work performance: Showing up on time, in proper attire, no complaints from customers, staying within the allowed # of personal days taken, being on time for safety meetings etc.
2: Safety: No preventable injuries, no property damage, no equipment damage, etc.
3: Overall company performance: Company stays under allotted $$ budgeted for property repair, equipment misuse, etc.
And there's a fourth for crew leads/foremen and thats to have the crew continue to increase their efficiency throughout the year.
So when their review comes up and say they're up for a 4% raise or whatever it may be. 33% of a general laborers raise is based off of each of the 3 areas reviewed.
Also we have BBQ's and Ice Cream Sundaes for the company when the whole company goes without any property damage for a set period of time.
We find its more positive to have something for the employees to work towards then to set up a discipline program that the employees have to try to keep away from.
Of course if there is gross neglect of equipment the employee may be up for termination at that time.
Also if an employee is found to be responsible for any preventable accident they are put on probation for 18 months and if within that 18 months they have another preventable accident they are terminated.
Very simple. Be safe, use your head: fun times/ +$$ Don't be safe, have complete disreguard for company or customer property: Try another place.