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Piecework System

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Lawnmower2005, Dec 16, 2004.

  1. Lawnmower2005

    Lawnmower2005 LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2

    Currently paying employees hourly and looking to pay them on a piecework basis. Looking for the key hurdles/issues to consider before the switch and what the typical process/steps others have taken to ensure a successful switch. Thanks for any help. Below is kind of what I'm looking for.:

    1) any adjustments in pay per job in the winter/sring, how is the change in workflow managed with regards to the piecework basis
    2) dealing with equipment delays and keeping time sheets, other issues?
    4) how much of a problem is overtime, is it abused? if so, how?
    5) how was is the switch initially presented to employees so they're not scared away from being paid less overall (this may not be true, in fact opposite for the best employees, but some would interpret it as a scheme to "rip them off")
    6) what was to done to get acct/admin/legal issues in order? how troublesome was this?
    7) what are other ongoing issues you've had to face to make a smooth transition?
    8) would you/have you gone back to paying hourly, why?
    9) anything else i'm completely missing or haven't touched that you feel necessary to address?

    Thanks for any help.

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