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Recruiting and Retention

NALP Foundation Shows Students Career Options During World of Landscape Series

The NALP Foundation recently organized the first-ever World of Landscape series, as part of Nepris’s World of Work, which took place Oct. 4-8. The World of Landscape series is a condensed week of presentations that are advertised to educators. During this week, 11 presentations on different landscape industry careers were shared through the Nepris platform. […]

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Team Building: Starting Your Own Internship Program

Starting an internship program can be an intimidating project. You know you want to invest in the future and show students the many career paths of the lawn and landscape industry, but where to start? Thankfully many companies have already blazed this trail, so you don’t have to start entirely from scratch. No two internship […]

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Team Building: The Value in Internship Programs

With the competitive labor market, it can be a challenge to find the necessary team members to grow your lawn and landscape company. One recruiting tool is offering an internship to students that allows them to develop important skills while promoting long-term career growth in the industry. Many of the landscape companies that offer an […]

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How to Hire the Right Person, the First Time

Hiring new employees is expensive. Ideally, you want to hire the right people the first time, instead of having to turn around and try to fill the position again when it doesn’t work out with the current hire. “Studies estimate that it costs more than a thousand dollars to hire an entry-level employee, from the […]

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Team Building: Minimizing Conflict in the Workplace

While conflict is inevitable and a normal part of life, you obviously want to minimize it as much as possible in the workplace so you can keep your lawn care or landscape company running smoothly. Not only does reducing conflict help your company operate efficiently but it also improves your company culture and workplace morale […]

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Team Building: How to Deal with Workplace Conflict

People are bound to disagree at one point or another regardless of the industry they’re in. As a lawn care or landscape company owner, it’s natural for conflict to occur in your business but the important thing is not to ignore it. Sometimes unaddressed conflicts can result in unproductive gossip, a toxic work atmosphere and […]

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Developing Emotional Intelligence in Landscape Leadership

As a leader, it’s important to adopt the use of emotional intelligence to retain good employees. Without a positive work environment, production and efficiency can be low. “In today’s work environment, people want to be heard and understood,” says Angie Carignan, human resources manager for Belknap Landscape Company. “It’s one thing to nod and smile, […]

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Communicating with Different Generations of Landscape Professionals

Communication is crucial to getting the job done, keeping your teams informed and having a cohesive workforce in your landscaping business. Nowadays there are multiple channels of communication and you can have up to five different generations working together. With all these different avenues of communication and various generational interpretations of behavior and messaging, miscommunication […]

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Team Building: Exploring Applicant Tracking Systems

Labor seems to be a constant issue for those in the lawn care and landscape industry. This means you probably have at least one job posting up at all times and you have a number of resumes to sort through. Because applying for jobs online is relatively easy, many unqualified applicants can think it’s “worth […]

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Team Building: Aspects of a Great Workplace

Every company wants to provide a great workplace for their employees. Not only is this simply the right thing to do, but it is also easier to retain them. While it might seem daunting to achieve, some of the major aspects that help create a desirable workplace are having a dedicated HR team, providing solid […]

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