Longer Work Weeks – The impact of more sales can outweigh overtime costs

Being able to make valuable use of employees is a goal for every manager.  Having employees work their maximum potential (longer hours) increases output in your company, which hopefully increases profits.  However, getting to a point where you have enough financial assets to be able to pay overtime can sometimes be difficult.  If profits in your company are not strong enough, the ability to pay overtime is just not feasible.  This puts a strain on you as a manager because you have no choice but to shorten workweeks in order to accommodate payroll.  The only way to be able to afford these extra costs is to increase sales in your company.

ETS asset management systems will increase profits in your operations.  ETS tracking devices are designed to save your company time and money as well.  These wireless asset-tracking systems will increase your crews’ productivity with minimal cost to you as a manager due to the fact that they require minimal training.

Forgotten equipment is a major cause for of decreased productivity in many companies.  Getting all the way to a job site before realizing you forgot something, and then needing to turn around is a waste of valuable time- time that you are paying your employees for! Invisi-Tag is an innovative system that provides your crews with an electronic checklist.  The electronic checklist is available as an app on a smartphone or tablet (technology many people already know how to use). With Invisi-Tag’s mobile app, the crew will be able to see all items on the truck before they leave, meaning they will no longer lose time on a job from being unable to locate and track critical tools and equipment.  Being able to spend the proper amount of time on a job ensures quality work, pleasing customers and increasing your sales.

Companies have a variety of systems in place when it comes to organizing equipment data (repair and maintenance information or warranty information).  Usually these involve stacks of files that are easy to misplace, and that can easily become disorganized.  Employees end up having to waste time searching for these documents at the last minute, wasting time- namely, payroll.  Sigilo Fleet Management is a mobile app that allows you to store all important equipment information that is critical to operations.  It is completely paperless, and allows you to have important information at your fingertips whenever it is needed. Since Sigilo stores all maintenance and repair information, you will know ahead of time when a piece of equipment is due for repair.  This will decrease equipment downtime, which will increase output in your operations.  Not only will Sigilo increase sales, but Sigilo will also increase productivity due to the fact that employees will not have to spend hours searching for important papers when you need them.

Productivity can be lost when there is not a good system in place to track equipment.  If important equipment goes missing then there is usually no choice but to have employees stop what they are doing to search for them.  This is a huge waste of time and productivity. Senal Geo Tracking is a mobile GPS tracking system available on smartphone devices.  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.  This way, employees will never have to waste time searching for missing equipment again.

With ETS systems in place, gross profit will begin to increase in your company.  If it costs less for your company to do a job, you can decrease the prices you charge customers.  Having a competitive pricing structure is important for every company because it is appealing to potential customers; therefore this will increase sales.  The impact of more sales can outweigh having to pay overtime, allowing you the ability to have longer work weeks in your company.

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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.










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.