Friday, February 29, 2008
It turns out that some elementary school students are motivated by the same thing that motivates a lot of adults: cash.
A pay for performance experiment that began in 2006 promised up to $100 each to third through sixth graders if they passed state standardized tests. The students significantly boosted their math scores and slightly improved in science and social studies.
Rewarding students gives them something to strive for, whether it be a skateboard, a video game or new sneakers, said Francie Berg, principal of two local elementary schools.
Pay for performance works. But it only works when the reward is worthy. And in this case, $100 is like a million dollars to a sixth grader. So they create goals. And they meet them because they care.
The TwoMaids Pay For Performance Plan works the same way. Your satisfaction level is our only measuring stick. Your opinion is the only factor used in determining our employees' paycheck. And when our employees meet your expectations, we make sure that their reward is worthy.
The fact is that we pay our employees more than any other cleaning service in our area. But the fact still remains that our employees must earn every single dollar. Because our employees know that their only job is to make you happy. And if they don't, their pay stinks. But if they do, their pay rocks!