By: Jim Hamilton Nexstar Network Business Coach
Here’s a quick tip regarding managing labor in peak season. I speak from experience.
I like to load my install trucks up in preparation for the upcoming peak season with install teams. Why? You can never have enough installers during the peak season.
During peak season you need to measure the production of each install team. Why? Because come shoulder season, the slackers are going to be hacked. I tell the install crews this at the beginning. If they slack when I need them the most, I will cut them when I need them the least.
After implementing this process, I had less crews take vacation in the summer months and take less days off. Overall productivity improved.