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Recruiting and Retention

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Building Your Team: Planning Parties with Purpose

If there’s one thing the show “The Office” got right, it’s that you need a party planning committee to pull off a successful company party. While anyone can throw a party, it takes actual planning to make sure the events you host are well attended and worth the effort. Company parties are an opportunity to […]

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Team Building: The Benefits of Conducting Exit Interviews

Ideally, you never want your employees to submit a resignation. However, if you aren’t taking the time to conduct exit interviews, you can miss out on critical information that can prevent others from leaving. “For us, that exit interview is critical for our development,” says Daniel Garcia-Enriquez, a recruiter and human resources generalist for Mullin, […]

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Team Building: Utilizing a Vanpool for Employees  

Depending on your lawn care or landscape business’s location, this could be hampering your possible recruiting scope for employees. One way to broaden your range is by implementing a vanpool program.The Greenery, Inc., based on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, has had a vanpool program for over 25 years now. Jerry Ashmore, director of workforce […]

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Culture: The “Secret Sauce” for Your Recruitment Strategy

When you hear the phrase ‘company culture’ what comes to mind? Do you know what your company culture is? “Organizations have a culture, whether they intentionally built it or not,” says Angela Hieronimus, director of engagement and success for Blades of Green, based in Edgewater, Maryland. “I think sometimes that’s a misconception.” If you’re wanting […]

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A Tactical Look at Social Media Recruiting for Landscapers

Halstead Media has previously explained the importance of social media when it comes to job recruiting; it can boost a company’s ability to find potential job candidates. Halstead specified that with social media, you can broadcast your company’s beliefs, reputation, company culture, and so much more. So, how exactly do you get your company’s name […]

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How I Do It: Utilizing Instagram Reels for Recruiting

When you’re busy running your lawn or landscape business, staying on top of social media trends might seem like your lowest priority. However, companies like Farmside Landscape & Design, based Wantage, New Jersey, have been able to take a popular social media format, Instagram Reels, and use it to their advantage. “In order to reach […]

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Team Building: The Importance of Social Media Recruiting

According to Halstead Media, the way our society communicates is continuously changing, and so are potential job candidates. As time passes, Gen Z is beginning to enter the workforce, and Millennials are taking on leadership positions, so when it comes to recruiting employees, putting out flyers on lamp posts and selling ads in the local […]

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How I Do It: Cultivating a Successful Company Culture

In 2017, Ideal Landscape Group, based in St. Louis, Missouri, really started putting effort into cultivating their company culture. Their efforts to create a better culture paid off as this year they were named one of the 2022 Top Workplaces in St. Louis by The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. To be considered for this list an […]

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5 Ways to Make the Workplace More Welcoming

In the workplace, it’s incredibly important to create an approachable environment that will encourage employees to want to come to work every day and give their best possible performance. It’s crucial to avoid a negative atmosphere, so, how exactly can you make the workplace more welcoming? Start Off Prepared It’s beneficial to know a bit […]

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Team Building: The Pros and Cons of Profit Sharing

If you’re looking for new recruiting and retention tools for your staff, one option is providing a profit-sharing plan. If your company is winning in terms of profitability, this program can help ensure your team is winning as well. Pros and Cons One of the main benefits of a profit-sharing plan is it helps make […]

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