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Employee Production
Article Date: Oct 01, 2013 Vol 12, No 8
Rayne Verity

The biggest cost labs face is labour. Computerization has come a long way in helping measure what technicians do but are we looking at the reports? Knowing what each technician is doing is invaluable.
The purpose of Employee Production reporting is not necessarily to tell lab managers how much to pay their
technicians. Labs that pay salaries can benefit just as much from production reporting as labs that pay as a
percentage of gross or piecework. The big question is are technicians getting paid what the lab thinks they
should? Most would consider the “right amount” to be an appropriate percentage of gross.
Our imaginary technician, Ron, builds porcelain. We have a task for Anterior build and a task for Posterior
build.

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