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Recruiting and Retention

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Team Building: Cultivating a Successful Career Fair Presence

There are numerous career fair opportunities available for your lawn or landscape company to participate in from the high school and college ones to local community or industry events like NCLC. Deciding to participate in a career fair requires a commitment of time and resources so here’s some of the principles to practice to get […]

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Building Your Team: How to Avoid Blocks in the Recruitment Funnel

Nothing is more frustrating than having a potential employee disappear before recruitment begins. If interest drops between the application submission and the in-person interview, you should fine-tune your recruitment funnel. Uncovering why your potential hires “ghost” you before they even meet your hiring manager can save you time and help you hire the right people […]

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Utilize NALP Foundation Toolkits to Boost Company Diversity

To support a successful growing company, you need the most capable people on your team, regardless of their age, race, religion, gender or national origin. “In order to be competitive in the ever-changing landscape of business, new ideas, thoughts and ways of doing things need to be embraced and cultivated,” says Angela Hieronimus, director of […]

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Team Building: Raise Company Awareness Through Career Fairs

Career fairs, like the one held during the annual National Collegiate Landscape Competition, allow your company’s team members to connect with individuals seeking internships and job openings. While any lawn or landscape company that participates in career fairs can tell you they don’t convert as many attendees as they’d like, they still see value in […]

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Former NCLC Participant Shares Its Impact on His Career

Jack Pohusky, a crew leader with R.P. Marzilli & Company, Inc., first heard about the National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) through Penn State’s Horticulture Club. He attended NCLC in 2018 and 2019, where he visited Alamance Community College and Colorado State University, respectively. “I was lucky to attend NCLC and experience two wonderful campuses and […]

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Self-Reflection: Are Your Employees Leaving for These Reasons?

Sustaining a healthy business without consistency within your workforce is almost impossible. This is true for both management and field-level positions.  Not only is it harder to grow if you’re constantly replacing your current staff, but it also costs 20 to 40 percent of an employee’s annual wage to replace them. Employees leave for various […]

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Team Building: Five Ways to Strengthen Your Company Culture

It’s no secret that the main key to lawn and landscape companies successfully recruiting and retaining their employees is strong company culture. Good companies are constantly looking for ways to improve and provide more for their teams. Be Consistent It’s natural to want to test things out before rolling changes out full-scale, but you need […]

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How I Do It: Keeping Employees On All Season

Since the 1980s, Wonderland Tree Care + Landscapes, based in Oyster Bay, New York, has been able to keep all their staff on during the off-season by providing tree care services. The company started as a tree care company that eventually added landscape services. David Golon, general manager for Wonderland Tree Care + Landscapes, says […]

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Team Building: Five Tips for Successful Onboarding

First impressions matter and your onboarding process is your opportunity to give your new hires a great first impression of your company. Not only that, but it also helps ensure they are properly prepared to work at your company long-term and understand the career possibilities. If you’re struggling to get new employees to stay past […]

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Singing Hills Landscaping, Inc. has had 29 family members receive their residency through the PERM program.

Team Building: Using the Permanent Labor Certification Program  

Singing Hills Landscape, Inc., based in Aurora, Colorado, has been using the H-2B program for over 20 years. They also started using a permanent labor certification program in 2019. “Our company mission is to ‘open doors of opportunity for our company family,’ and the PERM program meshed perfectly with that mission,” says Jake Leman, vice […]

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