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How do you pay labour? Anyone try piece work? Incentive systems?

Discussion in 'Christmas Trees & Seasonal' started by duckbutt, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. duckbutt

    duckbutt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    Like most of you labour is a big expense that can make or break a profitable year.

    In the past we have paid by the hour but we are now toying with a "piece work" or "production pay" system that allows several benefits:

    1. The ability to control costs on a fixed price job. (no sitting around, no padding hours, no excessive warming up in the truck etc.)

    2. The ability for productive and efficient employees to benefit from their hard work and make a larger wage for being good at what they do. Sharing in the success with incentives.

    In the end, we all have to make money.

    Does anyone have a system that works well for them?

    Let's discuss.
  2. tigerwash

    tigerwash LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    i'm interested in learning more about this as well. Excited to hear what the veterans on here can share with us.

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