Ed Laflamme LIC

Ed Laflamme LIC

started his own business from scratch, built it up, sold it and then wrote a book about how he did it. So, he’s been there. He understands your frustrations, worries and concerns. Some of you may want to buy companies, while others may want to sell the one you own. You need expert assessment and guidance before you can move forward. Ed has experience in this area. He is recognized as a CLP: Certified Landscape Professional. Read Ed's full bio.

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Definitely inform everyone about GPS. It is just the right thing to do. When you decided to hire your employees you were initially trusting them to work their jobs in an honest and professional manner. To spy on them and try to catch aberrant behavior and having the inevitable confrontation is a stressful “lose-lose” for all parties. Avoid this at all costs. Granted GPS is the employers equivalent of “leashing the dog” but with so much potential liability the employer has no choice. If you have a handbook devote a whole section to GPS.

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Yes, tell them that we have GPS installed on the trucks. Our goal should be efficient, honest employees.
Having said that, if we discover anything troubling with the GPS tracking of their activity, we should immediately ‘write up’ that person/crew to motive them to stop the behavior.

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I agree with Gray Jason-if you detect any GPS issue immediate response is the only way to go. Yours actions lose their impact if you let it go too long.

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