Author Archives: Robin Lamerson

Reputation Matters: Positive Employee Reviews Aid Online Recruiting Efforts

Any company’s hiring process should give a hiring manager all the information he needs to assess a job applicant, but in today’s employment market, where the competition for qualified candidates can be intense, the job applicant isn’t the only one being put under a microscope. Leila Haas, the director of human resources for Sprague Pest Solutions, said it’s becoming more ...

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Sales Fails: Steer Clear of These Fatal Sales Management Mistakes

There’s no question that sales managers have a demanding job. From recruiting top notch sales professionals and training new employees to creating an effective pay structure and tapping into powerful tech tools, sales leaders carry a heavy burden. To add to that intense career pressure, a sales manager’s performance can make or break a business. In fact, one study shows ...

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Get Cultured: 5 Ways to Create and Cultivate a Winning Company Culture

What kind of culture have you created for your pest control company? For that matter, what does “company culture” even mean? According to Entrepreneur.com, company culture is defined as, “a blend of the values, beliefs, taboos, symbols, rituals and myths all companies develop over time.” It’s basically your company’s unique personality, which includes your overall mission, principles and work environment. ...

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Pest Management Foundation: Solicitation for Research Proposals

The Pest Management Foundation (herein “the Foundation”) is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission and purpose is to advance the pest management industry through education, research, and training. The Foundation is affiliated with the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), the only national organization representing companies engaged in the business of managing ants, bed bugs, birds, cockroaches, spiders, stinging insects, termites, rodents and ...

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Industry to Capture First-Of-Its-Kind Footage of Termite Destruction

The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), which serves as the public outreach arm of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), announces its latest research project, the Tiny Termite House, designed to show the destructive nature of termites in a controlled home environment. The group is set to dump 500,000 Formosan termites into a custom, built-to-scale, miniature dream home and capture them ...

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Two Prerequisites to Managing Small Business Growth

According to United States Census Bureau employment data from 2014, of the 6,795,015 small businesses with employees, 2,894,288 have four or less employees. Some stay that small by design, while others may not have grown because they don’t know how to expand their businesses effectively. Growth, if not managed properly, can lead to lack of control over core aspects of ...

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Is Your Website Up to Speed?

In today’s era of digital marketing, the role a website plays in a company’s success cannot be underestimated. This is especially true for the professional pest control industry, as indicated in 2017 research conducted by the Professional Pest Management Alliance that found internet searches are one of the top three sources used by Millennials, Generation X and Baby Boomers to ...

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Safety First

Take a moment to think about someone you know whose life has been impacted by a preventable accident at work. Maybe it’s a family member, a friend, a colleague or even yourself. Also consider that person’s employer—the cost of insurance, the cost of a person missing work, and above all, the feeling of responsibility for the health and happiness of ...

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PestWorld 2018 Call for Speakers

NPMA is seeking your assistance to help identify the most innovative and exciting speakers for PestWorld 2018. This year’s event will be held at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, FL on October 23-26. Please submit your speaker suggestions via email to speakers@pestworld.org. Feel free to provide multiple speaker names and topics. NPMA welcomes both technical and business-related ...

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NPMA Executive Leadership Program Class of 2018 Announced

Ten candidates from across the country will receive skills development and training for association leadership The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) today announced selection of the association’s Executive Leadership Program (ELP) class of 2018 participants, continuing NPMA’s commitment to cultivating a representative pipeline of candidates for leadership opportunities within NPMA for years to come. “The value NPMA brings to our ...

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