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company culture

Creating a Top Workplace: Focal Pointe Outdoor Solutions Shares Their Practices

Focal Pointe Outdoor Solutions was recently named one of the Top Workplaces in St. Louis by The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Focal Pointe is a full-service, high-end commercial and residential landscape company. They have been in business since 1998. They provide land care services to locations, such as Busch Stadium and the Edward Jones world headquarters. […]

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Workforce Management & Planning in Response to COVID-19

During the fifth free COVID-19 webinar hosted by NALP, Tom Fochtman, CEO of Ceibass Venture Partners, an investment banking firm, and Bruce Wilson, owner of Bruce Wilson & Company, discussed financial-related questions about the CARES Act and how to keep your company culture strong. Taking Advantage of the CARES Act The CARES Act was signed […]

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Attract the Right People With the Right Company Culture

“Do you have a problem with employee recruitment?” Chuck Williams, contact center manager of Senske Services in Kennewick, Washington, asked the group at Solutions 2020, Real Green Systems annual conference, during his session on “How to Attract the Right People with the Right Company Culture.” A good majority of the session attendees raised their hands. […]

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How to Build a Winning Team

What do sports have to do with the way you run a business? Quite a lot, says Ross Bernstein, an award-winning, peak-performance business speaker who is the best-selling author of nearly 50 sports books. Bernstein will be leading a 2020 Leaders Forum workshop entitled, “Harnessing Innovation and Technology to Invest in Your Company’s Future: Greatest […]

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How 3 Landscape Businesses Bring Action to Core Values

Company culture is increasingly becoming a differentiator for landscape businesses. A positive, productive culture has the power to make prospective employees and customers want to partner with you. Even more important, they’ll make them want to stay with you. While it can be simple to describe what your company does, as in the services it […]

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How to Build a Positive Landscape Company Culture

Like so many others, Joshua Malik, owner of Joshua Tree in Stockertown, Pennsylvania, says recruiting new hires has posed an ongoing challenge. Malik, whose business is 55 percent general tree care, says finding experienced tree workers has been the most difficult hiring experience. He can remember a time when he was getting several calls with […]

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Landscape Business Leader: Be a Coach Instead of a Manager to Grow Productivity

Ever feel that as a landscape business leader you have to always appear strong, must always know the right thing to say and should have all the answers to all the questions at all times? Guess what? While that may be your vision of what a business leader should be, it’s not a very realistic […]

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