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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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3 steps to empowering employees with corporate cards

November 27, 2018 By
Control is the key: A credit card that is used unchecked can do a lot of damage. Working in the pest management business, we find ourselves on the road solving a multitude of problems. As such, we often require supplies... Read more»
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9 reasons to be unthankful

November 22, 2018 By
I started to write a heartwarming article on everything I’m thankful for in 2018. Clearly, I’m thankful for God’s blessings, my beautiful wife, my kids, my ever-expanding company, my employees, the Pest Management Professional magazine staff, the Chicago Cubs, my... Read more»
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5 questions with Ed & Joe Sheehan

November 20, 2018 By
Ed Sheehan and his son Joe separately each built successful pest control companies. After 27 years of running Checkmate Exterminators, Ed sold his company to Terminix International in 1998. At the time, Joe, who had worked part-time for Checkmate since... Read more»
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Local area codes send positive signal to customers

November 19, 2018 By
How much thought went into the selection of the phone number you use for your pest control business? You may have simply taken any available number out of convenience. Or perhaps you may have given it a bit more thought... Read more»
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