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Improving Team Morale with Company Perks

Having a happy crew isn’t just all about the base salary incentive your company offers.  Take a peek into some of the ideas Fred’s Appliance has implemented within their organization. Positive Feedback Customer reviews and positive feedback are an extremely important part of our company’s vision.  Your online reputation as a business is ever so crucial as we progress into …

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Improving Team Communication with Company Email

I’d like to challenge each of you to reflect on how you communicate with your team today.  All too often it’s easy to get tied up in the hustle and bustle of our every day jobs, and forget to properly communicate with our team.  Are you being clear and concise in your objectives, expectations, and policy changes? We’d like to …

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The Benefits of Google Apps for Business

Both Office 365, which used to be known as Microsoft Office, and G Suite, more often called Google Apps, are probably the most well-known suites of productivity tools used to perform standard business tasks. Both have substantial benefits, both have desktop applications, and both create presentations, documents, spreadsheets, and team member collaborations. Office 365 and G Suite provide cloud storage and …

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How to Pay your Field Service Technicians: Hourly or Commission or Both

Over the years, Fred’s Appliance has tried several different compensation models including hourly and commission.  One could argue the best compensation for both the employee and the employer is 100% commission.  The technician is directly rewarded for productivity. Entry-level technicians are sometimes able to produce as much, if not more than the seasoned technicians, and are able to reap compensation …

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Earn more COD Appliance Repair Work by Focusing on the Little Details

When running a field service company in appliance repair, the challenges never stop.  You need to ensure that enough work is coming in for your field staff to stay busy but the work needs to be profitable.  It seems like that should be a given, but an appliance repair company deals with a variety of service call types that can …

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Using Tsheets to handle time tracking and scheduling

Tracking how many hours your employees are working can be a frustrating experience especially when conducting field service.  You need reliable software that works with various accounting software like Quickbooks. We recommend T-Sheets to help our clients accomplish this. Designed to simplify payroll and invoicing. Payroll’s biggest challenge is solved. Track time for hourly employees, eliminate manual time entry and …