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Human Resources

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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Team Building: Creating a Good Place to Work

Employee retention is critical. When you can keep your solid employees, you are better able to grow rather than constantly having to replace your staff to maintain your current size. One major aspect of retention is having a workplace where people want to stay. There are many competitions locally and nationally where businesses are recognized […]

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NALP Provides Recruiting Support With Free Resources

With the number of applicants in the lawn and landscaping labor market seemingly dwindling, you might be feeling hopeless about recruiting new hires. But those companies that have been successful are deploying a multi-targeted approach. For many, this has also included taking advantage of some of the free resources offered through NALP’s Workforce Development and […]

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Team Building: How to Make the Most of Professional Recruiters

Professional recruiters can offer landscape companies a level of experience and focus on a task that you can’t always devote all your attention to. Now let’s look at how some of the different firms operate, how to find a good recruiting firm and make the most of it. How It Works Pay structures will differ […]

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Team Building: What Professional Recruiters Offer

Just like how you’d turn to an accountant for help with your financials, hiring a professional recruiter can bring a level of experience and focus to a task that you can’t always devote all your attention to. Designscapes Colorado, based in Centennial, Colorado, has been working with two professional recruiters for a number of years. […]

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How to Combat Industry Labor Shortages

Partner contentLandscape contractors have been put through the wringer this past year. The obstacles just kept rolling in, one after the other — and few companies have been spared. If you’ve been operating as normal, consider yourself lucky, because many contractors have been struggling with financials, pandemic-related lockdowns and securing reliable employees.  Hiring the right […]

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Team Building: Recruiting at the High School Level

There are many who unaware there are careers in the landscape industry and one way to combat this is by recruiting students at the high school level. Chris Joyce, president of The Joyce Companies, based in Marstons Mills, Massachusetts, says he has been recruiting at high schools for the last four to six years. He […]

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