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Old 05-15-2010, 03:11 PM
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Employee Bonuses

I got to thinking today of ways to keep employees happy.

Bonuses, obviously come to mind, but how can the bonuses help me out?

A couple ideas I had

1) an extra $10 a week that there are no problems with equipment, paid in 3 month intervals or at the end of the year, so it seems quite large (for 3 months, $100, etc.)

2) No customer complaints-extra $10-15 a week, keeps quality up, and they are rewarded for doing better work

3) Reduced fuel costs, for every percent fuel used less in your trucks at least, the drivers get an extra $5 a week. So if they use 5% less gas on your rig, it's $25 a week

Would this be a good system? There are kinks to work out, but it seems like your equipment and customers would be taken care of better.
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Old 05-15-2010, 04:06 PM
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I would hate to have my bonus hinge on the fact that the equipment doesn't break down. Stuff breaks, it is just a part of the industry we are in. Bonuses are great incentive, i think it should be obvious to you if someone deserves one or not. JMHO
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Old 05-16-2010, 01:10 AM
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I wouldnt do fuel far to many variables, I know some trucking companies do but when they put on that many miles a week they can. Who does maint. on the machines is it you, someone dedicated, etc...
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:33 AM
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I would hate to have my bonus hinge on the fact that the equipment doesn't break down. Stuff breaks, it is just a part of the industry we are in. Bonuses are great incentive, i think it should be obvious to you if someone deserves one or not. JMHO
Yeah, things do break down, but I think this would just be incentive to keep employees to take care of the equipment. If it's something that's unavoidable, it's $10, or you could have a 1 or 2 time pass, depending on the age of the equipment.
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:42 AM
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Profit sharing.
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Old 05-17-2010, 07:55 AM
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We start with a certain amount and deduct for things like, complaints, break downs that are employee caused. (losing equipment, stuff falling of trucks) Things that cause slow downs.......everything breaks I know, but when you break something and don't tell me till the next morning when i have a mechanic that comes in and I have pay 2 hours of labor in the morning to fix I get pissed. We also give money back for compliments and jobs done under our estimate of hours. Plus we have a group bonus based on no workers comp claims. (makes them watch out for each other)
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:45 PM
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you know what? i don't believe in bonuses for lawn care employees. each employee knows what his pay rate is when he is hired. good days work for a good days pay. if he is unhappy with the rate--quit. i pay what i think the employee rates and that is it!
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