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Pet Groomer Wage Systems (Book with CD)

Pages: 90    Format: Spiral Bind    Cover Price: $29.95

Click the large Play button below to reveal our audio player. Then click the Play button on the player to listen to an important short audio introduction. There is no other similar publication on various groomer wage systems anywhere in the grooming industry worldwide. Please listen.

Let’s Bust Compensation Myths and Misunderstandings

You do not have to cut wage levels to reduce payroll expense.

Thousands of pet grooming business owners know only some of the information in this Pet Groomer Wage Systems CD & User Guide. Most are losing thousands of dollars every year without all of the knowledge available here. You do not have to cut wage levels to save. We offer proof of every unbelievable statement we make describing the content of this amazing information.

In our grooming business we lived these compensation truths for 26 years. We have personally trained our consultation clients and workshop attendees in various compensation systems and how to compare and choose one for them.

We give you the numbers made easy to back every claim we make. Here is proof that paying lower commission results in better paychecks for groomers when you staff properly. We don’t cut wage levels, and yet employers retain more. We will prove it. That’s our difference.

We always listen to management thoughts and theories from every groomer and business owner with staff, but when we ask for the numbers that prove their points or systems, we never get anything other than opinion. We would never do that to employees, other groomers and our readers. This CD and User Guide is packed with financial proof made easy to understand.

There are so many myths surrounding compensation of groomers it became our mission to bust them once and for all with documented proof including plenty of illustrations and worksheets, including blank fill-in versions on a CD-ROM for your use.

Pet Groomer Wage Systems CD is the most comprehensive yet easy-to-understand explanation of various wage systems including commission, salary, hourly and mixed formats such as hourly and commission. Originally in From Problems to Profits we explained our preferred staff operations and wage system according to The Madson Management System. As consultants it is our duty to show you other common pet groomer wage systems. Pet Groomer Wage Systems CD is the result. Now you can compare them all and choose as an informed business owner.

You are going to be amazed what the numbers will tell you without prejudice.

  • Learn the biggest hiring mistake ever made from a financial point of view. It has been done by thousands of owners for decades and doesn’t offer better quality, safety or work environment morale.
  • Did you know salary, hourly and commission wages can be equivalent for grooming the same pets in the same amount of time? We will show you how.
  • Discover the real gravy in pet grooming that most groomers forget to focus on.
  • Learn how to organize staff for quality, humane pet care and a better bottom line all at the same time. Most businesses today are not so organized.
  • Forget the chaotic operations of many other grooming operations today. It is simply the result of most owners not studying formal materials like this CD.
  • Don’t recycle old wage systems that created today’s chaos in the first place.
  • Learn how to keep it simple and profitable for you and your staff.
  • Forget the brouhaha of “quality over quantity” as being absolute. It is not.

Pet Groomer Wage Systems CD is complete with illustrations and worksheets not available in the grooming industry. This CD is a real eye opener. It dispels so many myths about pet grooming operations you will be at the head of the class on groomer compensation. You won’t pass along opinion because you will have proof only possible from the reality of numbers. Remember, you don’t have to lower wages to boost profitability and how you staff your business can work against you without offering any benefits for people or pets, or the art of grooming well.

The CD includes blank forms and worksheets to develop your groomer wage system. You can even customize them, and share with staff perhaps in your employee handbook and pass them out at staff meetings.

More Information About Pet Groomer Wage Systems CD

Here is more detail on the content of the CD and User Guide.

  • Table of Contents
  • List of Illustrations

If your computer does not have a CD drive we can provide you with the files on a USB flash drive. Please request the USB drive when you place your order.

PET GROOMER WAGE SYSTEMS CD/USER GUIDE

Grooming Business in a Box®


Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Digital Files on CD-ROM
Notices and Disclaimers
End User License Agreement
Installation and Registration
Introduction

1 Independent Contractor Debacle

The Dark Side of Pet Grooming Employment
When Pet Groomers Are Independent Contractors
Review the IRS Independent Contractor Test
Behavioral Control
Financial Control
Type of Relationship
Independent Contractors Can Actually Drain Your Profits

2 Myths and Misunderstandings

Myths & Misunderstandings Abound
You Have to Reduce Wage Levels to Cut Payroll Costs
Medium or Large Grooming Businesses Favor Quantity Over Quality
One Groomer Must Groom Pets Start-to-Finish or Quality and Humane Pet Care Suffers
Commission Wages Originated from Employee Demand for Them
Anyone Paid by Commission is an Independent Contractor
A 60 Percent Commission Groomer Earns More Than a 50 Percent Commission Groomer
An Employed Groomer Own the Clientele They Groom for Their Employer
Groomers Paid by Commission Control How Many Pets They Groom
Commission Paid Groomers Don’t Have an Equivalent Hourly Wage
Pet Grooming Business Owners That Don’t Groom Can Make a Lot of Money in Grooming


3 Grooming Performance Standards

Standards for Grooming Time
Productivity Standards Worksheets

4 Popular Pet Groomer Wage Systems

Commission Wage Systems
Commission Rate Misunderstandings
Commission Variables Can Make a Big Difference
Bather Provided Variables and Warnings
Dual Commission Rates to Account for Optional Pet Bather Support
Mixed Commission Compensation Systems
Psychological Factors When Paying by Commission
Hourly & Salary Compensation Systems
Every Commission Paid Groomer Also Has an Equivalent Hourly Rate
Equivalent Wage Systems Are Fair to Employees
Employee Benefits
Tips from Pet Owners
Pay Frequency
Never Have Your Full-Charge Groomers Do Bath-Only Pets

5 Staff Structure Based Groomer Wage Systems

Common Pet Groomer Staff Structures
The Madson Management System Staff Structures
The Mary Groomer Business Plan Staff Structure
The Mary Groomer Staff Growth Formula
Equivalent Wage Systems Comparison
You Cannot Earn the Gravy in Grooming without a Professional Bathing Department
The Richest Gravy in Pet Grooming is Bath-only Pets
16 Grooming Services – No Cage Drying - Comparison of Two Wage Systems
The Worst Financial Mistake You Will Ever Make When Hiring, and Again
24 Grooming Services – No Cage Drying – Comparison of Two Wage Systems
30 Grooming Services Using a Single Team – Madson Team Grooming Operations℠
48 Grooming Services Using a Double Team – Madson Team Grooming Operations℠
Madson Team Grooming Operations℠ Daily Worksheet

6 Teamwork Made Real

Groomers Are Artists
Teamwork Attributes
Fairness
Opportunities for Advancement
Using the Wheel at Staff Meetings

7 Action Plan to Develop Your Groomer Wages System

Quick Review of Critical Points to Remember
Get Your Personnel Department in Order
The Worst Financial Mistake
What Form of Compensation
Look Again! Independent Contractors Can Actually Drain Your Profits
Scheduling Appointments for Your Groomer Wage System
Integrating Your Groomer Wage System with Pet Grooming Business Plan Helper CD

PET GROOMER WAGE SYSTEMS CD/USER GUIDE

Grooming Business in a Box®


LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

Illustration titles marked “CD BLANK” are available in fill-in format on the Pet Groomer Wage Systems CD-ROM accompanying this user guide.

Illustration titles marked “CD SAMPLE” are available on the Pet Groomer Wage Systems CD-ROM. Use these selected illustrations as communication tools with your staff or associates. For example, Illustration 4-2 explains how a business may pay lower commission rates and still pay higher wages than other higher commission rate employers.

All files on the CD are in PDF format. Use Adobe Reader® to display PDF files. The free proPET GROOMER WAGE SYSTEMS CD/USER GUIDE

Grooming Business in a Box®gram is available at www.adobe.com. There is an index of all files on the CD-ROM on the next page.

1-1 The Money Motive for Misclassifying Independent Contractor Status

3-1 Pet Groomer (Start-to-Finish Grooming) Productivity Standards Worksheet (CD BLANK)
3-2 Pet Groomer (Finish Only Grooming) Productivity Standards Worksheet (CD BLANK)
3-3 Pet Bather Productivity Standards Worksheet (CD BLANK)
3-4 Madson Bathing Department Supervisor Productivity Standards Worksheet (CD BLANK)
3-5 Madson Assistant Pet Groomer Productivity Standards Worksheet (CD BLANK)
3-6 Madson Pet Groomer – Team Grooming Leader – Productivity Standards Worksheet
3-7 Breed Based Average Grooming Times (CD BLANK)

4-1 How to Calculate Daily Commission Wages (CD BLANK)
4-2 When 50 Percent Commission Pays More Than 60 Percent Commission (CD SAMPLE)
4-3 Commission Misunderstandings Between Business Owners and Staff (CD BLANK)
4-4 Calculating Dual Commission Rates to Account for Optional Pet Bather Support (CD BLANK)
4-5 Converting Commission Wages into an Equivalent Hourly Rate (CD BLANK)
4-6 Calculating an Annual Salary Based on Hourly Wage Rate (CD BLANK)

5-1 Common Pet Grooming Staff Structures
5-2 Madson Management System Staff Structures
5-3 The Mary Groomer Staff Growth Formula Years 1 to 5
5-4 Equivalent Wage Systems Comparison – Shops Doing the Same 12 Grooms
5-5 12 Grooming Services - Two Wage Systems Comparison
5-6 16 Grooming Services - Two Wage Systems Comparison
5-7 24 Grooming Services - Two Wage Systems Comparison - ABC Salon
5-8 24 Grooming Services - Two Wage Systems Comparison – XYZ Salon
5-9 Madson Team Grooming Operations℠ Staff Structures
5-10 Single Team - 30 Grooming Services - Madson Team Grooming Operations℠
5-11 Double Team - 48 Grooming Services - Madson Team Grooming Operations℠ with Training Part 1
5-12 Double Team - 48 Grooming Services - Madson Team Grooming Operations℠ with Training Part 2
5-13 Madson Team Grooming Operations℠ Daily Worksheet (CD BLANK)

6-1 Post Your Business’ Career Path
6-2 The Wheel for Staff Meetings (CD BLANK)