Author Archives: Robin Lamerson

Recruiting 101

When it comes to recruiting potential employees to the pest management industry, Jenni Shook takes a targeted approach. “Unemployment rates are the lowest since 2008 and people have a choice in employers,” said Shook, vice president of human resources for McCloud Services and a frequent presenter on human resources issues at NPMA events. “So they’re looking for the cultures of ...

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Four Less-Obvious Tips to Attract and Retain Top Talent

In today’s job environment, competition for top pest control professionals can be steep. Many companies offer appealing compensation and benefits packages to attract and keep the best candidates. It’s a step in the right direction, but not necessarily enough. To build a strong team of exceptional professionals who will stay with your company for the long-term—instead of leaving within the ...

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PPMA Calls for Industry Participation in Termite Awareness Week

PPMA aims to educate consumers on the importance of protecting against termites   FAIRFAX, VA (February 17, 2017) – With spring on the horizon, the industry is closely watching for signs of termite activity. After a rather unusual winter, swarms are expected to appear early and in force and companies are ready to respond. The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), ...

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NPMA Announces 2017-2018 Board of Directors Nominees

The NPMA Board of Directors has ratified the candidates recommended by the NPMA Nominating Committee for the national offices of the Board of Directors. The following is a list of nominees for 2017-2018 Board of Directors. SECRETARY The Secretary shall be responsible for the recording and distribution of all minutes of meetings of the Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and ...

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Realtors Value QualityPro Certification

In November, more than 18,000 real estate professionals came together in Orlando, FL for the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Conference and Expo. NPMA’s Director of Certification, Allie Allen, was there to learn how our industries can synergize. Popular topics include WDI inspections, referrals, and the role that pest control plays in a green home. Inspections Are Essential, But Rules ...

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