Staff Incentive Systems- What’s in it for your staff to work faster and harder?

Having staff incentive systems in place is an important part of making employees feel valued.  It is also a good way to ensure that your employees will be working at their maximum potential.  However, if you do not have the resources to provide your staff with incentives, there is a slim chance that they will be motivated to work faster and harder.  This not only harms your productivity, but it also diminishes your profits.

Increased profits in your operations will allow you to set up incentive systems for employees.  If you need your employees to work longer weeks you will be able to pay them employees proper compensation due to the fact that your company is increasing profits.  This makes working longer days (or longer weeks) more appealing, knowing that they will get compensated for their time.  Increased profits in your company also mean that you are able to give crews timely pay increases, and they can work harder with the incentive of possible pay increases in the future.

ETS fleet management systems are a cost effective and simple way to implement incentive systems for your staff.  All of our tracking devices will increase profits in your organization as well as make your employees more productive.  Our systems are completely paperless, and require minimal training due to the fact that they are all used through smartphone technology.  The fact that many employees already know how to use this sort of technology gives them the ability to use these systems more efficiently, thus having more time to do their jobs.  Increasing productivity is the key way to make sure your organization is maximizing its potential for profits.

Making sure employees are working as efficiently and productively as possible is important.  By using our systems, your staff knows that the equipment tracking is done for them; therefore, they can focus on other aspects of their jobs.  This means that they can complete jobs more quickly as well as concentrate on the job at hand, since they do not have to waste time looking for equipment.  Each system is paperless and completely eliminates the possibility of human error.

Making sure employees are held accountable for their responsibilities is a way to make sure they are doing their jobs efficiently and properly.

 Invisi-Tag is a mobile equipment checklist.  It is available on a smartphone device, and shows all pieces of equipment that are on a vehicle or in the warehouse.  Invisi-Tag eliminates the need for employees to spend hours checking inventory, and solves the problem of forgotten tools and equipment.  An Invisi-Tag system will increase employee productivity, which in turn will increase your sales volume.  More profits mean that you have the ability to set up employee incentive systems.

Sigilo Fleet Management is a paperless method to keep track of equipment information on an easy to use mobile app.  Having all maintenance, repair, and warranty information available at your fingertips eliminates the need to waste time searching through files to find what you need.  Not only does Sigilo increase productivity, but it also saves you from having to shell out extra money when equipment breaks down unexpectedly.  This money can be used to go towards staff incentive systems.

Senal Geo Tracking is a mobile GPS tracker available on a smartphone or tablet.  Often times when equipment goes missing, employees have to waste time looking for these items.  Not only does this take away from their jobs, but it also costs management money.  Senal Geo’s sensors are constantly working in the background of your operations, meaning equipment will not go missing.  The time your employees save not having to search for equipment means they can focus their full attention on doing their jobs faster and better.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ways To Eliminate Equipment Theft

Increasing profits is a goal for every company.  However, equipment theft can be a huge obstacle in this process.  Having to worry about the safety of your equipment decreases productivity among your crews, and when equipment does get stolen your company is impacted financially.  The cost goes beyond the value of stolen equipment.  Rental costs, downtime on the job site, and missed project deadlines are all issues when dealing with stolen equipment.  Landscaping companies are tempting targets for thieves because not only is it easy to re-sell the stolen equipment, but jobs are often distracting enough that they can access equipment unnoticed.  Implementing proper theft prevention techniques is necessary for deterring criminals.

ETS systems are the solution to eliminating equipment theft.  All of our tool tracking softwares are available on your smartphone; this is software that cannot be accessed by thieves or other outsiders.  Since many people already know how to use smartphones, there is minimal employee training necessary.  This increases employee productivity right from the start.  ETS systems completely eliminate the possibility of human error.

Invisi-Tag is an innovative asset tracking system that provides your crews with an electronic checklist.  The electronic checklist is available on a smartphone or tablet, which many employees already know how to use. With our mobile app, the crew will be able to see all items on the truck before they leave, as well as items that are not there. 

Invisi-Tag also allows jobs to be assigned to specific employees.  This way, if anything goes missing internally, the correct person will be held accountable.  There are many ways to organize jobs on Invisi-Tag’s app, and cloud-computing capabilities are available as well. Having this system in place will increase employee’s productivity, because they know that they will be held accountable for discrepancies.

Senal Geo Tracking is a mobile GPS tracking system available on your smartphone.  It can be used to track any important tool or piece of equipment. Senal’s sensors are constantly working in the background, so you always know where your valuable equipment and machines are.

There are several easy steps and procedures you can implement to eliminate equipment theft.  ETS systems support these procedures, making it simple to track your equipment.  Do not leave machines on unfenced properties or job sites, and do not leave machines or materials unattended on trailers.   Moving machines and equipment from a job site can sometimes be a hassle, but Invisi-Tag makes loading and unloading vehicles fast and simple with an electronic checklist.

Disabling machines that have to be left on job sites will prevent items too big to transport from being stolen.  Make sure keys are not left behind and disable batteries, fuses, and tires.  This will be off-putting for thieves, due to the extra effort it would take to steal these items.  Randomly checking job sites during off hours is important because if thieves are looking to steal equipment, they will be looking to do it at times they know work sites are empty. 

Do not leave hand tools or small equipment at job sites.  Invisi-Tag makes it easy to quickly track small tools and make sure they are on the truck at the end of the day.  Create an accurate list of all-important equipment.  Invisi-Tag provides you with a mobile electronic checklist, which makes this simple.  Invisi-Tag makes taking inventory a fast and easy process; therefore, you can quickly check to make sure you have all equipment before you leave. Mark all tools with the company name and address.  By purchasing each of our systems you are provided with chips to place on your equipment.  Knowing that equipment is being tracked will deter thieves.

Advise site security guards if activity is expected, and whom they should expect.  If someone unassociated with the company or job comes to the job site, they will not be let in and you will immediately be contacted.   Let employees know that management will be making checks.  Invisi-Tag makes this even easier to do.   Jobs can be assigned to specific employees, so if internal theft happens, it can be easily tracked.

 

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How to Lower Overhead Expenses

Overhead costs are a defining factor in a company’s profit margin.  Reducing these costs can make a significant contribution to a company’s bottom line.  In competitive and challenging industries it is important to increase company savings wherever possible.  There are many traditional practices for reducing overhead costs that can sometimes interrupt regular operations.  For example, many companies turn to selling their equipment or selling vehicles from their fleet to cut back on costs.   Companies usually cut administrative costs, reengineer business policies and procedures, and begin outsourcing operations.  These practices can work at first, but they quickly run their course and do not end up solving the original problem.

ETS products provide an innovative way to lower your overhead expenses. Our systems will speed up daily tasks, allowing your employees to go home earlier, meaning you can close the shop earlier.  Even closing one hour earlier each day will make an extraordinary difference in your overhead costs over the course of one year.  Implementing ETS systems means companies are able to get rid of certain processes that are not efficient uses of time and money. This will eliminate the need for the following processes: double and triple checking inventory, searching through papers for equipment information, spending time looking around the yard for missing tools.

Gasoline for work vehicles is an overhead expense that can be expensive to maintain, especially if a company has a large volume of work vehicles.  A way to decrease the amount of money spent on filling up company vehicles is to try to cut back on drive time.  This may sound like a simple fix, but often times it’s difficult to cut back on drive time without disrupting business; in addition, when crews lose or forget tools they usually have no choice but to drive back to the shop to get them.

Invisi-Tag alleviates this problem by reducing the amount of time that crews are on the road.  Crews will know what is in the truck before they leave; therefore, they will spend less time driving back and forth from the job site to the shop, reducing the frequency that you have to put gas in company vehicles.  Crews will no longer need to drive back to the shop during the day to pick up forgotten equipment, or go back to a job site to find tools that were left behind.  Eliminating these practices saves on gas money, as well as wear and tear on company vehicles.

The proper storage of important equipment information is a necessity for any company that wants to take care of their equipment and make sure they are available long-term.  Therefore, having a system in place to store and keep track of this information is critical.  This can be any type of equipment data, from warranty details to maintenance and repair history.  The most common way to store this information is hard copies in files.  Often times these papers and files can get disorganized, not to mention the fact that printer paper and ink can be expensive; therefore, having all of your equipment information available on your smartphone eliminates the need to print those items out. 

Sigilo Fleet Management is a paperless method for keeping track of important equipment information. Sigilo can store information such as warranties, repair and maintenance history.  This technology eliminates the need for a company to print out and store large amounts of paper documents.  This not only will save on overhead expenses, but also will increase productivity in the business.  Productivity is increased because employees will no longer have to search through stacks of papers to find the correct warranty or repair information.

When businesses use a variety of tools and equipment on a daily basis, it is inevitable that these items will get lost and go missing from time to time.  It is not uncommon for crews to have to work later in the day due to the fact that they have to spend extra time after they finish a job searching for lost equipment.  Not only does this mean that your shop must stay open later to accommodate the extra time, but employees will work longer, sometimes going into overtime, resulting in extra payroll expenses.

Senal Geo Tracking is a real-time GPS tracking software that is used on your smartphone. are held up looking for missing equipment and tools.  If you are able to track your expensive equipment, then the need to have employees track these items will be completely eliminated.  Senal Geo also possesses the capability to provide event billing.  Event billing is simply any activity that you do that you would like to be able to track.  It is used as a tool to monitor operations, and in turn save you money.

 

Want to learn more about Equipment Tracking Solutions.  Find out which one is right for your business at our website: www.equipmenttrackingsolutions.com

 

 

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