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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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Using the Landscape Management Apprenticeship Program to Attract Talent

The Landscape Management Apprenticeship Program debuted in February 2019. Now, one year later, industry companies are using the program and realizing success. What’s working for attracting apprentices? How are they managing the program within their companies? What lessons can they pass along? Two companies who have used the program–L.G. Scott and Eichenlaub Inc.–will be presenting […]

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Finding and Keeping Employees in a Tough Labor Market

If you’re struggling with finding and keeping employees right now, you aren’t alone. The lawn and landscape industry is facing a significant shortage of qualified workers and it seems that everyone is vying for the same people. In your own local market, you might feel as though the best workers get gobbled up by another […]

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How Good People Fuel Your Business Success

What makes your business successful? Ask any leader or business owner this question and they will tell you, in a word: people. Good people fuel your business success. And in the service industry, people are everything because your offering is high-quality only if the individuals delivering what you promise are trained, skilled and adhere to […]

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Landscaper Named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 List of Best Jobs

While national data shows more students are getting high-school diplomas, college enrollment rates continue to decrease. But some jobs don’t require a college degree. Landscaping is one of them … and it’s trending in 2020. College Attendance Continues to Drop Nathan Grawe, a Carleton College economist based in Minnesota, predicts the college-going population will drop […]

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