Every employee has a part to make the company successful. If the business is successful, it is better shared among employees. It makes them buy in and want to be there.
An Evolving Industry
2017 brought some changes that will continue to influence the way the waste and recycling industry evolves.
Image is Everything
Taking pride in your equipment and people has many advantages that are worth it.
Chapters of the Garbage Man
With a diverse customer base, it is very important to always put every customer first. Serving every customer with this mindset will allow you to grow a successful business that can be measured further than your profit margin.
Managing an Aging Fleet
Reliability has nothing to do with the age of the truck; it lies in the skill of the operator and maintenance program in place. A new truck, not maintained, could and will cause more headaches than “old Betsy”. Manage your fleet and they will stick around; ignore them and they will ignore you.
No day in our business goes as planned. Be ready to adapt and overcome obstacles when they come your way. Educate your employees new and old on what you expect from them.
Accident/Incident? Now What?
Having a strict training program, well developed and in-tune maintenance and HR staff, as well as organized staff meetings to address and brainstorm causes and preventative measures to learn from, can help avoid accidents from reoccurring in the future.
Embrace the Technology
Giving some attention to social media and video/photo documentation is just a piece of the technological puzzle that you too can use to promote and make the industry safer one company at a time.
Educating the Public
As our trucks, technology and other waste products evolve to be more efficient, we must evolve our practices to be more efficient as well.
Monday Morning Motivations
Addressing accidents or near misses immediately is a solid plan. Addressing an issue days later, serves no purpose to correcting a problem. Take action once all facts are gathered and create a plan for prevention.
Increase Your Employees’ Education
Increasing every employee’s knowledge in our industry is a direct benefit to an improved safety record and communication. When the left-hand knows what the right hand is doing, plans can better materialize and come to fruition.
Recruitment at Every Level
We need to change the image of the waste and recycling industry and make the career choice attractive to younger recruits before it is too late.
Reasons for the Seasons
Make sure you take the weather into account when performing the routing and daily planning of your fleet.
As we all get caught up as managers behind a computer screen, or planning for the big picture, we sometimes forget the basics.
Evolution of the Garbage Industry
The waste industry, as all of us know, is always extremely competitive. Many times, the average salesman will do or promise anything to gain a new customer and meet a quota
Training New Employees
What are some strategies to train new employees and continue to train the established ones?