employee retention Archives - Page 2 of 4 - The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals

We recently updated our Privacy Policy. By continuing to use this website, you acknowledge that our revised Privacy Policy applies.

employee retention

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Team Building: Communicating to Your Staff About Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions are quite common in the lawn and landscape industry, whether it be private equity firms or other businesses wishing to expand their current offerings. While it can be an effective growth strategy to bring in new talent and strengthen your existing market position, communicating this change properly with your team before and […]

Read More

Team Building: Bridging the Culture Gap

Many lawn and landscape companies have a diverse workforce, but if you’re not taking the time to understand your team’s cultural differences, you could fail to retain your workers long-term. “Any company or industry that has and embraces diversity can benefit tremendously,” says Pam Berrios, president of Infinity Group, LLC. “Diversity helps companies grow and […]

Read More

Team Building: Creating Employee Resource Groups

Employee resource groups, commonly called ERGs, are employee-led communities with shared identities and interests. They serve as a place employees can network, work on professional development and raise awareness of relevant issues. While you might think these are only for large corporate entities, ERGs can exist in businesses of any size, as their goal is […]

Read More

How I Do It: Offering English Second Language Classes to Employees

When Lisa Yost Galvin took over Tenleytown Lawn & Landscape, based in Washington, D.C., after her husband, Peter Galvin, passed away in 2021, she had to learn numerous aspects of the business, including marketing, landscaping and finance. An additional challenge was the fact that the majority of her team only spoke Spanish. “I had so […]

Read More