Strategies for Motivating and Retaining Superior Employees

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Strategies for Motivating and Retaining Superior Employees

When we want to motivate people, the most common thing we do is dangle a carrot in front of them to get more of what we want, and use a stick when we want less ...

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On-the-Job Mentoring

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September 04, 2009

A theoretical understanding is not enough, and the kind of one-one-one mentoring your workers get in the field - working on real houses with real problems - often can't happen in a classroom or online. [continue reading]

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Pricing for Profit

Author: Mike Gorman
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September 04, 2009

After paying for the costs to run your business and the sticks, bricks, and labor to complete your jobs, you better have some money left over for profit - over and above your salary. [continue reading]

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Home Performance with Energy Star Roundtable

Author: Steve Mann
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September 03, 2009

A panel of successful Home Performance with Energy Star contractors gives candid answers to questions about auditing homes and correcting problems in ways that make customers happy and their businesses thrive. [continue reading]

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Pathways to Scalability

Author: Matt Golden
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September 03, 2009

Is Home Performance contracting scalable? How will home retrofitters keep pace with explosive demand? [continue reading]

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Don't Forget the Business Basics

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September 03, 2009

Showing up on time, listening to and responding to your customers' needs, and not trashing their homes will get you the rest of the way there. [continue reading]

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Where the Mastic Meets the Sheet Metal

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September 03, 2009

It's All in the HP Contractor's Hands [continue reading]

Vermont is Helping its Homeowners Reduce Energy Waste and Save on Energy Bills

Kayla Dewitt

Vermont is Helping its Homeowners Reduce Energy Waste and Save on Energy Bills

(This "EERE Success Story" is one of a series of posts from DOE's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy office. See ...

Data Driven Market Transformation: Or How to Score Cheap Concert Tickets

Milton Matter

Data Driven Market Transformation: Or How to Score Cheap Concert Tickets

When my fifteen-year-old son returned with a concert ticket in one hand and cash in the other, that’s ...

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