Author Archives: Robin Lamerson

COMING SOON – Health Insurance Exchange

Just in time for the 2018 open enrollment period, NPMA will launch our new Health Care Exchange! The goal for this program is to provide NPMA members with cost effective benefit solutions that make sense in today’s unpredictable marketplace. We are focused on providing small and mid-sized employers with benefit options previously only made available to larger employers. Some of ...

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Staffing Challenges as a Pest Management Business Grows

Plan carefully and communicate well to retain key employees during growth Staffing a pest management service is always a challenge, and the challenges multiply when the business is growing. Determining at what point more employees are needed is both an art and a science. There’s the science of cost: Does the amount of new business cover the cost of a ...

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Boost Your Bottom Line

Smart strategies for increasing profitability When you think about business growth, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? If you’re like most business leaders, it’s probably profits. After all, without a healthy amount of revenue, a business will not survive for very long. In fact, 82 percent of businesses that fail crash and burn due to cash flow problems, ...

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PPMA Launches New PSA Program Connecting Pests with Vector Borne Diseases

We’re also happy to share that our new PSA campaign, “Symptoms,” has been distributed and will start seeing airtime in the June/July timeframe. Take a look at the final TV spots here. Stay tuned for more information next month about our out-of-home PSA campaign that is also launching this summer! The link will take you to Pest TV where you ...

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Senate Version of Obamacare Repeal Released

On Wednesday, June 22, the U.S. Senate Obamacare repeal legislation was released and is similar to the Affordable Health Care Act that passed the U.S. House of Representatives in April. Senate Majority leader McConnell has signaled that the legislation will reach the Senate floor for a full vote before the 4th of July recess.On Wednesday, June 22, the U.S. Senate ...

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Industry Applauds Trump Administration Nominee to NLRB Board

This week, the Trump Administration announced the appointment of Marvin Kaplan to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). If confirmed, Mr. Kaplan would be the second Republican on the currently three-member panel. We anticipate that a Republican-controlled NLRB will more accurately defend employer and employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Under the Obama administration, the NLRA released ...

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Cultivating Confidence

Ten tips to grow your confidence as a leader General Douglas MacArthur once said, “A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.” Like all great leaders, MacArthur recognized confidence is a cornerstone of effective leadership. This is certainly true when it comes to ...

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Pest Management Associations from Across the Globe Form New Coalition

NPMA recently joined 21 pest management associations from around the world to form the Global Pest Management Coalition. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) recently met with pest management associations from around the world and formed the “Global Pest Management Coalition”. The mission is to provide a unified voice across the globe promoting the value of pest management in ensuring ...

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NPMA P3 Steering Committee Continues Dialogue on Future of Industry

Last week, 20 industry leaders met to discuss current and future trends, their impact on the pest management industry, and how NPMA can proactively respond to the industry’s emerging needs. “Strategic planning and goal setting is important for any organization,” said NPMA CEO Dominique Stumpf, CAE. “The coming years present many potential changes and challenges and efforts such of those ...

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The HR Department of the New Millennium

Four Skills to Compete in the New Hiring Landscape Throughout the last decade it has become painfully apparent that while most CEOs recognize there is a drastic talent optimization problem, they have absolutely no idea how to fix it, nor the time to take it on alone. Most CEOs address people and workforce issues like a hot potato—they want it off ...

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