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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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Talent Retention in Turbulent Times: Nurturing New Hires Amidst H-2B Visa Setbacks

If the odds weren’t in your favor and you didn’t receive your H-2B visas this year, your focus has probably been on recruiting enough labor to be fully staffed up for the spring season. However, even after you reach your desired headcount, there is still more work to do. Now comes the task of training […]

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How I Do It: Maintaining a Strong Employee Retention Rate

For the past three years, Myatt Landscaping & Construction, based in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, has maintained an employee retention rate of 94-95%. Why They Stay The company started tracking their retention numbers in 2017 and based on the conversations managers have had with their employees, one of the main reasons their team members stay is […]

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How I Do It: Hiring a Dream Manager

Do you want to provide more for your team, but these initiatives often fall by the wayside as you focus on the priority tasks of running your lawn or landscape business? This was a struggle as well for Mark Ables, president and CEO of Ables Landscapes, based in Hollywood, South Carolina, who wanted to build his […]

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Team Building: Six Training Program Tips

When hiring, finding individuals with a background and skills in the landscape industry is highly desirable. However, any employer can tell you these types of hires are few and far between, but you can go about building your own skilled workforce with a strong training program in place. As labor challenges continue, more landscape company […]

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Team Building: Offering A Workplace Wellness Program

If you want to become a destination workplace for landscape employees, one benefit to consider offering is a workplace wellness program. A wellness program could include anything from having an on-site gym or fitness classes to mental health resources. Research has shown that promoting employee health and well-being can result in a positive impact on […]

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Building Your Team: Celebrate Your Staff with Internal Recognition Programs

There are multiple ways to express your appreciation to your employees, but internal recognition programs are particularly useful for improving morale and motivating the desired behaviors in your team. “Everybody’s a little different, but we feel that generally speaking, most people want to feel good at work,” says Dave DiGregorio, VP of sales for Ground […]

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Team Building: Offering Employee Incentives That Work

This information came from a session during the 2023 ELEVATE conference and expo. Don’t miss ELEVATE in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Nov. 3-6, 2024. Having the right employee incentives can drive your lawn or landscape company’s success by motivating your staff, improving employee satisfaction and engagement and retaining your top talent. A survey by the Incentive Research […]

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Hello, Goodbye: How to Reduce Employee Turnover

This information came from a session during the 2023 ELEVATE conference and expo. Don’t miss ELEVATE in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Nov. 3-6, 2024. Employee turnover can be a frustrating roadblock that prevents your company from being able to scale effectively as you continually have to replace your existing workforce. Angela Hieronimus, director of engagement and success […]

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Building Your Team: Cultivating Career Growth – Strategies Used by Top Businesses

Investing in professional development not only benefits your employees but it also helps your lawn or landscape company reach greater heights. Often, companies that emphasize professional development for their employees don’t settle on just one method but rather a variety of different tools to support and grow their team members. “The importance of developing our […]

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