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Team Building: The Importance of Conducting Stay Interviews

You conduct interviews when you hire an individual, and you may even conduct exit interviews when an employee leaves, but are you also conducting stay interviews? Why They Matter Stay interviews involve talking to your current team members to assess their job satisfaction and why they choose to stay with your lawn or landscape business. […]

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Business Smarts: Work Schedule Options to Explore

In the battle for employees, it can be hard to compete against industries that are able to offer their hires remote or hybrid work. However, you can still provide different types of work-life balance to your team with various work schedule options. The main thing team members are looking for is a job that doesn’t […]

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Team Building: Hosting an Employee Appreciation Event

 If you’re wanting to pull out all the stops when it comes to letting your employees know you appreciate their efforts at your lawn or landscape company, hosting a specific employee appreciation event is one option. The concept you have in mind might be simple, but make sure you’re thinking through all the logistics to […]

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Boosting Your Business: Keys to Keep Your Culture Strong as You Grow

As a leader, you often define and drive your company’s culture. However, as you grow your business, the sheer number of employees and the geographical spread of your operations will make it far more challenging to have a cohesive culture across locations. Yet, it is not impossible. Many large landscape companies have been able to […]

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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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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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