TAG: compensation

Sometimes it is about the money

September 28, 2018By
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My (fictitious) operations manager, Tom, just informed me he is leaving the company. I’m shocked. Tom is a good guy, and we have been investing in his development and going out of our way to make him feel appreciated. He recently received a 12 percent raise, and, earlier this spring, we bought him a new truck. His announcement was completely... read more

Web Extra: Fit Turf’s production and sales comp plans

February 22, 2018By

With a goal of being a people-centric business, the leadership team at Fit Turf believes in a robust compensation and bonus structure for sales and production personnel. The company is based in Centennial, Colo. Here’s how it works. Production compensation Base weekly salary. Overbill bonus, which adds 7 percent of all produced production to weekly income (after technicians meet their... read more

Design an effective compensation plan

October 30, 2017By
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Lessons learned from the 2017 employee compensation survey Designing effective compensation and benefits packages are paramount in contending for the best talent in today’s competitive labor market. As the economy improves, the demand for landscape services rises, requiring an increase in skilled labor. While this news is good for businesses from a company sales prospective, it creates significant challenges when... read more