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3 Simple Incentive Programs for Multifamily Maintenance Technicians

Dec 13, 2018 3:54:06 PM / by Jamie Wohlschlegel posted in technician, multifamily, maintenance, apartment, data, incentive

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There is no doubt we are living in a data-driven world - and Multifamily has always loved it's data!


Using property or regional performance data to evaluate and incentivize property management staff is well-worn using metrics such as lease quotas, occupancy-rates, renewals, on/off budget, etc.

 

When it comes to evaluating & incentivizing maintenance staff, things get a bit more difficult. There are some macro-metrics such as average turn-times and budget performance that might be good to evaluate the maintenance supervisor, but finding good, consistently-generated metrics to evaluate technician staff can prove more difficult.

 

For multifamily operators using field-enablement maintenance technology, such as ServusConnect, there is likely quite a lot more data to work with...and hopefully more easily accessible!

 

With the goal of creating technician incentives based on tangible data, we've partnered with a handful of clients to dissect & reassemble their maintenance data to find correlation points. Below are 3 Data-Driven Incentive Programs for Multifamily Maintenance Technicians our clients are using that are powered by field-captured maintenance data...and we'd like to share them with you!

 

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5 Humorous, Yet Serious Takeaways From NHMC OPTECH 2018

Dec 4, 2018 2:48:40 PM / by Jamie Wohlschlegel posted in operations, apartments, maintenance, technology, multifamily, tradeshow

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This year's NHMC OPTECH conference was the biggest ever...ok, well it's pretty much that way every year! And it's no wonder - the technology push in multifamily has been rolling for the last few years and it's not slowing down.

 

Being the first year for ServusConnect at the conference, we were obviously excited to meet industry leaders in a very focussed, like-minded environment and share our vision for automating and optimizing maintenance operations. But we were also keen on wrapping our heads around the mega-trends with technology in multifamily and consuming as many sessions as possible from industry experts.

 

Considering OPTECH is well covered by media outlets and various industry technology enthusiasts, it's likely you've already seen some analysis. So rather than re-boil the ocean, we wanted to take a different approach and share a couple of points on how some of the content and our experience at #OPTECH18 made us feel.

 

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Why Real-Time Language Translation Matters in Multifamily Maintenance

Nov 6, 2018 11:07:00 AM / by Jamie Wohlschlegel posted in technician, apps, documentation, repair, multifamily, maintenance, apartment, language, translation

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Pressures On The Multifamily Job Market

We are all familiar with the US economic recovery over the past few years. Increased corporate economic development is resulting in growing GDP and increased consumer confidence. The net result, at the end of Q3-2018, is near historic-low unemployment levels and the largest increase in wages & salaries in a decade.

This is all good, right!? Absolutely. But, bull-market growth does present new challenges that small & large businesses alike have to solve for. So what is the impact to multifamily operators?

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5 Things Your Technicians Want You To Know About Mobile Maintenance

Oct 2, 2018 2:03:00 PM / by Jamie Wohlschlegel posted in technician, feedback, mobility, multifamily, maintenance, apartment, documentation, smartphone

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Getting rid of paper work orders and enabling mobile/digital service response for your maintenance teams will speed up service, provide precise repair documentation and significantly improve resident experience.

These alone are great reasons to make the move to mobile, as significantly more and more multifamily operators are transitioning, according to a recent Multifamily Insiders survey.

That being said, there are several tactical items for operators to decide on that could significantly impact success of the initiative. The most important of which is: Will your technicians actually adopt (and use) the software?

This isn't without risk; at the end of the day we're asking a predominately non-technical group of users to completely abandon a well-worn way of working (paper work orders, minimal documentation & tracking) and migrate to a completely digital/mobile process.

Let's face it, technician adoption of your digital/mobile maintenance initiative is your baseline key to success. Given that, we've assembled the Top 5 Factors that will ensure successful adoption, based on direct feedback we received from multifamily maintenance technicians located all over the country.

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5 Apps Multifamily Property Teams Need for Emergency Events

Sep 12, 2018 3:33:18 PM / by Jeffrey Wohlschlegel posted in smartphone, residents, apartments, multifamily, mobility, operations, emergency, apps

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It should be no surprise for multifamily apartment operators that emergencies happen. Our team has spent enough time on multifamily properties to hear numerous stories of how the property teams (office, leasing, and maintenance staff) were the first to respond to an emergency, even saving a life in one scenario. As I write this, a historical weather event is approaching the U.S. East Coast, which could have dire consequences for all of those in its path, including those multifamily operators that don't have emergency preparedness plans and tools in place.

Here are 5 apps your teams need to have on their smartphones when dealing with emergency or extreme weather conditions:

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