Author Archives: aboddy

Wage Compression: A Question of Balance

More than ever, companies are changing how they pay people. These changes are prompted by the need to recruit, but they impact the entire company. Wage compression poses both a recruitment and a retention challenge. Failure to move along with market trends limits a company’s ability to recruit new talent. But swinging too far to attract people can make it ...

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Top Reasons Why Understanding Your Demographic Is Key to Business Growth

Demographics are a key part of a business marketing strategy and, as such, it’s crucial to understand the characteristics of the people who use—or will use—your services. Thanks to the digital era, it’s easier than ever for marketers to target the right groups. Metaphorically speaking, demographics are a magnifying glass to give business owners an up-close look into the audiences ...

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Alternative Health Care Option for Employers

Healthcare costs continue to rise, and employers are always looking for ways to better manage their large corporate spend. There is an increased interest around Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement Arrangements (ICHRAs), but there are several things to consider when deciding if this is the right fit for your company as well as for your employees. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ...

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Using Data and Business Intelligence to Support Smart Decisions

An abundance of available data is transforming organizations and industries, changing the way teams set goals and make critical decisions. However, simply having access to data is not enough to make businesses more intelligent. In fact, data can prove to be overwhelming, distracting and even misleading when it is not handled correctly, leading to mistakes and wasted time and resources. ...

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QualityPro V6 Readies the Industry to Hire Right

  For more than 15 years, QualityPro has worked tirelessly to show the world how professional our industry is. The standards are set by the industry, for the industry, and take into account all of the rules and regulations placed on businesses to ensure that our standards match the high demands placed on companies by their states, their customers and ...

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How Grassroots Campaigns Can Build Public Health Awareness

Grassroots campaigns are about getting individuals together to influence a specific outcome, and these campaigns typically start from the ground up. Oftentimes, grassroots are thought of as political in nature; however, they can also be an effective approach in building awareness of public health issues. What makes grassroots campaigns unique is that they mobilize the masses and involve everyday people. ...

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State Legislative Review and Forecast

Threats to the structural pest management industry are more present than ever. With each passing year, the opposition is more organized. Anti-industry legislation continues to multiply in state legislatures. Statewide pesticide bans, local governments regulating pesticides and landlord-tenant bed bug legislation all have the potential to make or break your business. But the industry has never been more ready to tackle ...

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Congressional Look Ahead: Challenges and Opportunities

With 2021 in the history books and the 2022 midterm elections fast upon us, it’s a great time to reflect on the challenges and opportunities ahead. Our industry is gearing up for the largest coordinated policy push we have ever done, and we need every voice in the industry unified to help us affect change in DC over the next ...

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A Hot Topic Among Bakers

NPMA Commercial Committee delivers a presentation to AIB International on electronic pest monitoring Food manufacturers and the pest-management companies they rely upon have a new tool for ensuring food safety as part of an integrated pest-management strategy. That was the message delivered in June by the NPMA Commercial Committee, which was invited to give a presentation on electronic pest monitoring ...

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Customer Service at the Core

Want your company to stand out from the rest? Ensure customer service is part of the foundation of every role in your company. In a service industry like ours, the only thing that matters is that we’ve made our customer’s life easier. As we remind all QualityPro technicians in the first chapter of the training manual, two-thirds of customers who ...

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