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How I Do It: Implementing Drug Testing

The decision to start a drug-testing program is a nuanced one. While it helps ensure the safety of your employees and customers, it also narrows an already shrinking labor pool. Josh Flynn, CEO of Seabreeze Property Services, based in Portland, Maine, and Gerry Bower, president/CEO of Total Lawn Care, LLC, based in Weslaco, Texas, share […]

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Team Building: Offering Health Care Benefits as a Smaller Company

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires that employers who have more than 50 full-time employees provide their staff health care benefits, but what if you’re a company with a smaller team? Offering health benefits as a smaller company can give you a competitive edge against other businesses your size, who don’t provide them. According to […]

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Business Smarts: How to Take Advantage of NALP’s Job Board

Did you know that NALP has a job board you can take advantage of on LandscapeIndustryCareers.org? NALP runs national ads that drive job seekers across the country to this job board and last year, we had 190,000 page views and thousands of candidates filled out applications. Posting your job opening on this board is free […]

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Business Smarts: How to Maximize Your Career Page

One of the keys to establishing a labor pipeline is to always be recruiting. A simple method for constant recruitment is to establish a career page on your website. Kelly Dowell, founder of Keldo Digital, says it’s a great idea to have a career page for various reasons, including recruitment, branding and sales. She explains […]

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Business Smarts: Implementing Succession Planning in Your Organization

Succession planning isn’t something you should only start considering when you get closer to retirement age. This is a future-focused practice of identifying the knowledge and skills needed to perform in certain roles and preparing multiple individuals to potentially carry out those functions. Succession planning also isn’t just about who is going to take on […]

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Business Smarts: Establishing a Labor Pipeline

The ongoing labor shortage is a major concern for many businesses in the industry. One solution to this issue is to develop a labor pipeline.   When you are recruiting regularly, you are less likely to struggle to find employees when you need them the most. “We believe in always being a recruiter,” says Andrew […]

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Use Online Marketing to Recruit Like a Pro

Looking to leverage online marketing to attract new employees to your lawn care or landscaping business? Kelly Dowell, founder of Keldo Digital, will present on how to “Recruit Like a Pro” during LANDSCAPES 2020: The Virtual Experience. During this session, she will cover how to get more qualified candidates to respond to your job posting, […]

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Apprenticeship: Mentors vs. Program Managers

In the past year, since launching the Landscape Management Apprenticeship Program, 52 companies have enrolled and the first apprentices are beginning to graduate from the program. If you are thinking about participating in the Landscape Management Apprenticeship Program but aren’t quite clear on how to staff and manage the program, one aspect to consider is […]

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Best Practices for Attracting and Managing Talent with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Mind

If you’re looking to build and retain your workforce you want to ensure you’re bringing on the top talent. Having a company that supports diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives can help with that goal. Brigitte Orrick, director of recruiting and employee development for The Davey Tree Expert Company will be on a panel discussing this […]

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Implementing Personality Tests for Increased Employee Retention

When you are hiring employees, it can be tempting to bring anyone on to your team simply to meet your labor needs but making sure they are good fit culture-wise can help reduce turnover. One way to try to find new hires who are best suited for your company is to employ personality tests. While […]

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