Author Archives: aboddy

NPMA Leads on Pesticide Preemption

Late in 2021, NPMA started work on what will be the industry’s biggest-ever federal push: pesticide preemption. This issue impacts us all over the country, from the states without it to the states who attempt to roll it back every year. Thanks to the hard work of NPMA, state associations and SPARs, the industry has never seen a preemption rollback, ...

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Legal Considerations When Hiring

The job market is a highly competitive one for employers, increasing the pressure to excel in the hiring process and secure the best possible candidates for open positions. In the face of that pressure, however, there is no room to cut corners. The hiring process is rife with legal challenges that employers must follow to ensure a fair process and ...

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Master the Fundamentals

Document and Train to Protect Your Business Against Liability Claims Every time your technicians visit a residence, you put your reputation and business on the line. Given all that can go wrong during a client service call, it pays lasting value to equip and train your team to do the right thing in every situation. The problem is that every ...

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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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