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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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Building Your Team: The Benefits of Becoming an ESOP

Employee Stock Ownership Plans, better known as ESOPs, have been around since the 1950s as a way to transition the ownership of a business to its employees. An ESOP gives workers ownership interest in the company in the form of shares of stock. When these employees leave or retire, they are paid for the cash […]

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Team Building: The Benefits of Conducting Exit Interviews

Ideally, you never want your employees to submit a resignation. However, if you aren’t taking the time to conduct exit interviews, you can miss out on critical information that can prevent others from leaving. “For us, that exit interview is critical for our development,” says Daniel Garcia-Enriquez, a recruiter and human resources generalist for Mullin, […]

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How I Do It: Cultivating a Successful Company Culture

In 2017, Ideal Landscape Group, based in St. Louis, Missouri, really started putting effort into cultivating their company culture. Their efforts to create a better culture paid off as this year they were named one of the 2022 Top Workplaces in St. Louis by The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. To be considered for this list an […]

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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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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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The Science of Happiness in the Workplace

Did you know by practicing small positive habits you can increase happiness in yourself and your entire team? Certain types of happiness can drive your team’s engagement, motivation, enthusiasm and willingness to put in the extra effort. Eric Karpinski, author of Put Happiness to Work: 7 Strategies to Elevate Engagement for Optimal Performance, will be […]

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Seabreeze Property Services Provides Guaranteed 40-Hour Weeks for Their Snow Season

If you offer snow removal as a service you are all too familiar with the demanding hours and unpredictable nature of snowstorms. As a result, the wintertime can be particularly challenging to provide reliable hours for your employees. Seabreeze Property Services, based in Portland, Maine, has also dealt with the retention struggle during the snow […]

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Workforce Summit Highlights Dozens of Strategies to Strengthen Your Employee Base; Here Are 4 Key Takeaways

More than 100 industry CEOs and HR-focused staff, and representatives from allied industries and the Department of Labor gathered in Alexandria, Virginia, this week at NALP’s Workforce Summit to share strategies and best practices to attract and retain employees. With unemployment at near record lows, many industries are competing for the same employees who landscape […]

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