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Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by ok4me2xlr8, Jun 29, 2007.
Does anyone have any ideas that work for keeping workers motivated
drinks in the cooler, feed them for lunch, time a lawn job. (ex. 30 min. or less.) little things make the difference.
thanks man i have had the same people working for me for about 4 months now but they are starting to slack off some but when they try they are great!!!
Well, I would say give them a raise, but that won't last long.
Perhaps a "performance bonus"?
yea i am raised out but the other sounds pretty good!!!
how about a percentage of any new business they get signed up for a full 12 month contract. Say 5%....the more business they bring in, the more they make..it's like they are a partner. 5% of 1k is $50...if they do that a few times it's like a nice raise, and you will be rolling in the dough...and if they are slackers...any potential customers will know it and you won't see the new business.
I have personally found that if a person has a work ethic that is decent, a little respect and proper pay do the job. If they do not have a decent work ethic, but enough to keep on showing up, there is nothing you can do. You will keep giving and giving and giving, and they will keep taking and taking and taking.
It's tough anymore.
Good ideas , and I think bluflame hit the nail on the head - it is the little things that are often the most effective. However , I think that motivation will always be a challenge in our industry.
What I have learned over the years is that good help is always hard to find. My uncle and I used to have a couple of guys work for us but they all had habits. one always needed a beer, one always had to smoke, it just got to the point we just work by ourselves. we gets things done with a 2 man crew but that 3rd man sure helps a lot.
Have you tried asking them why they slowed down? Maybe they didn't notice.