Inspire Human Potential

Protiv links compensation to productivity, creating the most innovative bonus program ever  

With Protiv, you will:
  • Increase average employee wages, without increasing labor costs
  • Recruit and retain the best employees

 

Protiv is transformational for blue collar and hourly workers

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Project Based Compensation

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Common-Goals

Companies & employees have the same goals: safety, quality and speed

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Inspiration

Employees work smarter because compensation is directly tied to their effort

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Management

Supervisor have more time to focus on quality and safety

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Control

Labor costs are better controlled, allowing more accurate estimates and consistent margins

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Creativity

Employees are encouraged to solve problems and improve processes

And Many More Benefits

Inspire Your Team

The current hourly pay system is broken, and productivity across the board is suffering because of it. Employees are not directly compensated for the work they produce, resulting in decreased motivation, lower wages, higher turnover and lower profits.

Our solution is simple: if you incentivize employees correctly, they will be more productive.

Protiv is a revolutionary bonus program that directly ties productivity to employee pay, creating, tracking, and managing project based incentives. Companies that use Protiv simultaneously lower labor costs, increase employee wages, and reach higher profit margins, all without sacrificing quality or time.

With Protiv, everyone wins.

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Knowing Your Labor Cost This is the first step to establish ProPay

Based on how they operate, industries allocate labor cost differently. Knowing your unique labor cost is the first step toward reducing it.

Labor Cost Examples:

Labor Cost by Project

$ 10,000

$ 10,000 Current Project Revenue Example

  • Profit

    15% / $1,500

  • Other Costs

    35% / $3,500

  • Direct Labor

    50% / $5,000

Labor Cost by Unit

*Unit Cost Equation
Labor Cost
Produced Units
= Unit Cost
  • Unit Cost

    $10/ unit

  • Produced

    20 units

  • Labor Cost

    $200/day

Labor Cost by Task

Hours Labor Costs
Clean Room

2h

$50

Install Sink

1h

$25

Install Vanity

2h

$50

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Identify Ideal Cost

Once you’ve calculated your current labor cost, we’ll help you set a target cost, based on your desired savings. This target cost will help our Protiv Productivity Specialists identify your ProPay, which is the flat amount paid to your employees for completing the job.

ProPay Examples:

ProPay by Project

$ 10,000

$ 10,000 Current Project Revenue Example

  • Original Labor Cost

    50% / $5,000

  • ProPay

    45% / $4,500

  • Savings

    5% / $500

ProPay by Unit

Produced Units x Savings Rate = Total Savings
20 units x 1$ = $20
$100
$5200
Daily
Weekly
Yearly
  • Original Unit Cost

    $10/ unit

  • ProPay

    Rate

    $9/ unit

  • Savings

    Rate

    $1/unit

ProPay by Task

Original Cost ProPay Savings
Clean Room

$50

$40

$10

Install Sink

$25

$20

$5

Install Vanity

$50

$40

$10

Total

$50

$40

$10

*task labor cost is hours multiplied by hourly rate

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Establish Wage Growth

After we’ve set up ProPay, you’ll be ready to introduce it to your employees. With ProPay, employees will have the opportunity to earn more per hour, but your overall labor cost will go down.

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Prepare ProPay Details

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Choose between One or Multiple Employees

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Work Begins!

Employee Results by Project

  • ProPay

    45% / $4,500

    $5000 — originally
  • Base Wage

    $20

  • Hours Complete

    200h

    250h — originally
  • New Wage

    $22.5

  • Wage Growth

    12.50%

Employee Results by Unit

  • ProPay

    ProPay Rate x Units

    $9 x 50 = $450

    $10 — originally
  • Base Wage

    20$

  • Hours Complete

    20h

    22.5h — originally
  • New Wage

    $22.5

  • Wage Growth

    12.50%

Employee Results by Task

  • ProPay

    $100

    $125 — originally
  • Base Wage

    $20

  • Hours Complete

    4.45h

    6.25h — originally
  • New Wage

    $22.5

  • Wage Growth

    12.50%

Level up Your Business

Labor Cost

-10%

Profit

3-5%

Capacity Growth

15%

Wage Growth

12.5%

Additional Benefits

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Employee Retention
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Quality Advancement
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Estimate Improvement
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Rapid Employee Evaluation

Easy to Use & Implement

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Data Integration

Import existing time and attendance data with CSV files, manual input, or our direct integration with Quickbooks, Zapier, etc.
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Supervisor Control

Management approves work quality, before bonuses are paid.
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Payroll Compatibility

Export documents compatible with all payroll systems.
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FLSA/OT Compliant

Protiv's project based compensation is compliant with state and federal regulations for OT, minimum wage, break periods, etc.

Case Study on ProtivPainting and Renovations

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Challenge.

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Solution.

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Results.

Challenge.

Perennial Construction Solutions, a New York City renovation company, was facing multiple challenges as it grew larger:

  • Expanding overhead and the need to reduce costs, specifically to stay competitive with smaller contractors
  • A tight labor market was pushing wages higher, so they needed a compensation model that attracted and retained the best employees
  • Ownership wanted to have more fixed labor costs, so a project financial performance would be closer to to what was used in the estimates and proposals

Solution.

Perennial implemented ProPay by Protiv, to help control their labor costs, while maintaining competitive compensation.  Protiv was implemented on projects across dozens of job sites in New York City. Trades included flooring, tile, painting, carpentry, cleaning and more.  We worked with Perennial management to set initial flat rate pricing (ProPay), for tasks on their specific projects.  We educated their employees on the differences between ProPay and their previous hourly compensation model. They were shown how they could earn more per hour with ProPay, by eliminating wasted time, doing quality work the first time and bringing their ingenuity/creativity to the job site each day.

Results.

For this case study, Perennial compared their 2021 projects on ProPay, to the same projects in 2019 and 2020 on hourly compensation.

  • Employees on ProPay earned an average of 17.4% more in hourly compensation, compared to their pervious base pay.
  • Perennial found that switching to ProPay, with no other major changes, lowered average project labor costs by 21.54%.
  • The team’s productivity created over 11,191 hours of additional capacity, on which Perennial earned an additional $629,000 in revenue.
  • With one particularly challenging client, Perennial was able to reduce the variance to 2021 labor costs by 50.45%, compared to prior years. This was critical in allowing them to achieve more consistent profitability from this client, who then renewed at favorable terms.
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  • Perennial’s workers, on ProPay jobs, made an average of $10.81 more per hour, a 17% raise. This increase in compensation, a direct result of the Protiv model for sharing productivity gains with employees, allowed Perennial to attract and retain great staff.
  • A surprise value was the team’s capacity gain. Powered by employee’s productivity, Perennial created an additional 11,191 hours of capacity.

Industries We Serve

If productivity is important to your business, then Protiv is right for you. Employees—especially hourly team members—can benefit from linking compensation to productivity. Protiv works for many industries, including construction, home services, cleaning, movers, delivery services and more.

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Wall Paint Roller Painters
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Flower Pot Icon Landscaping
Mop Icon Carpet Cleaners
Water Tap Icon Plumbers
Roof Construction Icon Roofers
Irrigation Hand Pump Icon Irrigation Workers
Wall Paint Roller Painters
Bolt and Spanner Icon Maintenance Workers
House Cleaning Icon House Cleaners
HVAC Icon HVAC Workers
Handyman Tools Icon Handymen
Vinyl Icon Vinyl Siders
Electric Plug Icon Electricians
Flooring Construction Icon Flooring Contractors
Trolly Icon Movers
Wood and Hand Saw Icon Deck Builders

Your Potential

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Our Story

Protiv's mission is to inspire human potential.

Protiv was started with the belief that we could better inspire our team members to their highest potential.  We believe employees who are treated fairly and incentivized correctly are more productive. We learned this firsthand with our own construction company, finding it hard to control labor costs as we grew.  We wanted to reward our best employees for performing well, specifically against our safety, quality and schedule goals.   We wanted to get the most productivity, while keeping quality and safety standards high. We started to question if there was a better way.

We needed a solution.

We tried different supervisors and bonus programs, but in the end, we identified that it would be better if our staff took more personal ownership of their work. We had subcontractors who worked faster and we liked the fixed cost, but we wanted more control than we get with subs.  We had the idea to blend the fixed compensation of the subcontractor with our hourly internal team.  We started with a few of our best people, giving them a fixed amount, based on tasks completed. The results were astonishing! Our staff quickly got ahead of schedule and earned more per hour. They started operating like a partner in the business, advocating for correct materials, requesting specific tools to speed up processes, hitting quality standards the first time and holding other team members accountable. We were eventually able to produce the same amount of work with 20% less staff.  During this process, our team made more per hour, but our labor costs actually came down! We knew we had something special.

Empowering our employees to control their own earning potential excited us, and that feeling of excitement is what urged us to start Protiv. Most companies use a traditional compensation model, and the results leave much to be desired. At Protiv, we’ve found a way to maximize both performance, quality, safety and profitability for employees and employers together. Creating the correct incentive program can be a daunting task, but Protiv inspires your team to reach their full human potential.

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If you’re ready to revolutionize productivity and inspire your employees, fill out our contact form or call us at the number below. Members of our sales team are standing by to answer any questions you may have.

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