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Recruiting and Retention

Protecting Your Business: Crafting Hiring Strategies for H-2B Visa Shortfalls

It’s the news you never want to hear. You didn’t receive your H-2B visas for this year. However, due to the volatility of this temporary visa program, it is a reality for many landscaping companies. “The H-2B program is something that’s great, but it’s always a gamble, unfortunately,” says Nubia Guiterrez, director of human resources […]

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How I Do It: Environmental Enhancements Plants Seeds with The Next Generation

The future of the industry is high schoolers and Carmen Kesteven, HR manager for Environmental Enhancements, Inc., based in Sterling, Virginia, has made it her mission to educate them on the landscape industry. “If we don’t educate them, if you don’t let them know that the current opportunities that we have in the landscape industry, […]

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Access Mental Health Resources for Your Employees

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and NALP wants to help you demonstrate your commitment to the well-being of your employees. Workplaces can be a key source for resources, solutions and activities designed to improve mental health and well-being. Here are some ways to foster a supportive and inclusive workplace culture: Please refer to these […]

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The Importance of Systemizing Your Training

Just like any sports team, you are only as good as your training. If your team doesn’t have a firm understanding of the fundamentals and regularly builds on that understanding, your lawn or landscape company will continue to struggle with quality and efficiency. “Operation tempo is so high in the spring that trying to hit […]

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Team Building: What Employees Like Best About a Good Company Culture

You’ve probably heard company culture listed as a top reason employees stay at a landscape organization. Today we’re diving into the more specific aspects they like and the benefits of a strong company culture. What Resonates with Employees Dean DeSantis, owner of DeSantis Landscapes, based in Portland, Oregon, boils it down to trust. “Trust that […]

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Cultivating Well-Being: Proactive Measures Landscape Companies Can Implement for Employee Mental Health

Mental health includes a person’s emotional, psychological and social well-being, which affects how they think, feel and act. When your team members are struggling with their mental health, it can significantly impact your lawn or landscape business. If you are experiencing a high turnover rate, absenteeism, or burnout within your team, these can be symptoms […]

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Exploring Different Landscape Companies’ Training Models

Training is critical to your landscape company’s overall success, but it is often a task that falls by the wayside during the busy season. Thankfully, there’s no one right way to train your team. What works for your operations may not be a good fit for another landscape business, but you can always gain inspiration […]

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Four Keys to Empowering Employees in Your Lawn and Landscape Business

People are your greatest resource at your lawn or landscape company. Many business owners credit their success to the team members they surround themselves with. You can tap into this support system as well if you take the time to empower your employees properly. Provide Training and Resources One main reason employees may not be […]

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How I Do It: Creating an Engaging Employee Growth Track

Career ladders can encourage and compel your team members to pursue a future with your landscape company. At Landscaping Ninjas, based in College Station, Texas, they took this concept a little bit further with a belt ranking system. Daniel Thompson, owner of Landscaping Ninjas, says the belt ranking is just another aspect of their company […]

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From Toxic to Thriving: Transforming Your Organization’s Culture from Within

It’s never a spot you want to be in, but coming to terms with the fact you may have a toxic company culture is the first step to the path to improving it. Self-Evaluation “First thing would be to look in the mirror,” says Dean DeSantis, owner of DeSantis Landscapes, based in Portland, Oregon. “Ask […]

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