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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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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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8 Must-Have Apps for Multifamily Maintenance Technicians

Aug 14, 2018 1:20:00 PM / by Jamie Wohlschlegel posted in smartphone, repair, residents, apartments, maintenance, multifamily, mobility, operations, technician

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With apartment maintenance and repairs, getting resident service requests completed correctly and in a timely manner is critical to consistently exceeding resident expectations.

Maintenance Operations, done right, can become a valuable component in the marketing of your brand. Conversely, it can be a scourge upon your online property reputation at influential rating sites such as Google Maps and ApartmentRatings.com.

The good news is that your service technicians carry an extremely valuable piece of technology, in the form of their smartphone, that can provide a massive assist in getting requests done fast and right!

But, with almost 4 million apps on Google Play and 2 million on Apple App Store, figuring out which are the most valuable to assist your maintenance technicians in keeping repair-completions moving, can seem overwhelming. That is why we went straight to the source, interviewing dozens of technology-embracing multifamily maintenance technicians to see what apps are critical to them!

Here are your 8 must-have apartment maintenance apps:

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