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Recruiting and Retention

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Four Retention Tips from Lawn Care and Landscape Professionals

Once you’ve found new employees to hire at your landscape or lawn care company, that’s only half the battle. Then comes the task of ensuring you retain your new staff members so you are able to grow, rather than constantly fill the same roles time and time again. As anyone in the industry can tell […]

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Team Building: Making Recognition and Incentive Programs Effective  

Recognition and incentive programs can be used to encourage specific behaviors within your team. Using them both can help ensure you motivate different types of employees. While recognition can push performance with praise, incentives can pull performance with the concept of a prize. “We are a big supporter of incentive programs because if done correctly, […]

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Team Building: Why Employee Recognition and Incentive Programs Matter

Because people spend a significant amount of their lives working, it makes sense individuals want to be somewhere they feel their efforts are acknowledged and celebrated. Recognition is among the top three most effective non-financial factors when it comes to employee retention. Not only does recognition improve employee retention, but it also helps promote desired […]

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Team Building: Selecting Education that Interests Employees

Providing continuing education for your employees calls for investment from your company. To make sure your efforts are worth it, work with your team to select training that is relevant and interesting to them. Companies like Fine Earth Landscape, Inc. and Green Lawn Fertilizing/Green Pest Solutions have been paying for their employees’ continuing education from […]

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Team Building: Offering Education Opportunities to Staff

One of the keys to retaining your staff is investing in them. Taking the time to provide education opportunities through your organization not only shows you care but provides employees a path to learn, improve their skills and move up the career ladder. “Offering continuing education helps to create a more engaged team member,” says […]

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How I Do It: Creating an Employee Waitlist

Can you imagine having potential new hires sign up for a waitlist to be hired by your company? At Local Roots Landscaping based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, this is a reality at certain times of the year. Patrick Murray, managing partner of Local Roots, says this isn’t always the case but they do have periods throughout […]

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Jenn Myers with some of the individuals enrolled in the pre-apprenticeship program at Civic Works Landscape Program headquarters in Clifton Park.

NALP Develops Pre-Apprenticeship Program with Civic Works

Over the last two years, NALP has been working with The Corps Network and Jobs for the Future to develop a pre-apprenticeship program at Civic Works in Baltimore, Maryland. Working together, these organizations have been mapping Civic Works’ existing landscape program to the NALP Landscape Management Apprenticeship Program (LMAP), and initiating and supporting employer engagement […]

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Top Companies Connect with Industry’s Brightest Students During 46th National Collegiate Landscape Competition  

It’s been two years since the National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) was held in person and the excitement has been tangible. Hosted at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, the 46th NCLC officially kicked off on March 17. During the opening ceremony, several different leaders in the industry passed on their advice to […]

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Mulhall's Infants at Work program allows employees like Brett Hicks, to bring her son Cannon to the office until he is mobile or six months old.
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How I Do It: Creating a Workplace that Supports New Parents

Having a child is a full-time job. It is common for women in America who return to their jobs after having a baby to find the workforce is an unsupportive environment for them. This isn’t the case for Mulhall’s, based in Omaha, Nebraska. Founded in 1956, the company takes the phrase ‘family business’ far beyond […]

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Team Building: Internal Hiring Best Practices

Anyone in the lawn or landscape industry can tell you that recruiting is a challenge right now. Internal hiring is growing in popularity in response as it features multiple benefits. Not only does internal hiring cost less and take less time, but it also boosts employee morale and provides tangible proof of career paths at […]

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