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PMP selects Reunion Resort for 2019 Growth Summit

December 12, 2018 By
The 2019 PMP Growth Summit will take place March 13-15, 2019 at Reunion Resort in Kissimmee, Fla. Read more»
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Debate: The best way to motivate employees

December 11, 2018 By and
Battling brothers Kurt and Eric Scherzinger tackle the age-old debate on the best way to motivate employees: with a carrot (reward for doing the right thing or reaching a goal) or a stick (punishment for getting out of line or not meeting expectations). Read more»
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Get the most out of a pest industry meeting, conference

December 10, 2018 By
The professionals who contribute to Pest Management Professional have been to many industry events. We asked them: What is the best way to get the most out of pest industry meetings and conferences? Stuart Aust: Introduce yourself to as many... Read more»
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Find greater efficiency with routing software

December 5, 2018 By
Technology makes it easy for pest management professionals (PMPs) to keep their businesses running smoothly. Software and apps make quick work of time-consuming and tedious tasks. Jamie Stocker, CPA, president of Apex Pest Control in Oakwood Village, Ohio, entered the... Read more»
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Employee milestones are business blessings

December 4, 2018 By
"Keva has been involved since our early days, and has seen our company grow to where it is today." Read more»
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Debugging pest control recruitment problems

December 3, 2018 By
In today’s tight labor markets, pest management companies don’t have the luxury to stick with an old-fashioned playbook for recruiting and retaining employees. The bottom line depends on reducing turnover and finding ways to attract new talent in an economy... Read more»
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6 steps to screening superstars

December 1, 2018 By
No matter the position you’re looking to fill, your interview and follow-up procedures are key. Here are six steps to ensure success: 1. Thoroughly review the resume, making sure there are no significant lapses in employment. Don’t take the candidate’s word... Read more»
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Recruiting, training and retaining ‘A’ players

November 30, 2018 By
Tips from the trenches: How to turn your No. 1 operations obstacle into your No. 1 business growth opportunity. Read more»
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Behold the power of policies

November 29, 2018 By
I hate holiday parties. I love the religious celebration of Christmas and spending time with my family — I’ll be in Mexico for Feliz Navidad this year. But office holiday parties seem to bring out the worst in people. In... Read more»
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Try the Mayberry approach to service

November 28, 2018 By
If you’re like me, growing up and getting the privilege of watching “The Andy Griffith Show” was a real treat. Each episode was not only packed with laughter, but also some great life lessons. The show premiered on CBS on... Read more»
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