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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 […]

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Self-Reflection: Are Your Employees Leaving for These Reasons?

Sustaining a healthy business without consistency within your workforce is almost impossible. This is true for both management and field-level positions.  Not only is it harder to grow if you’re constantly replacing your current staff, but it also costs 20 to 40 percent of an employee’s annual wage to replace them. Employees leave for various […]

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Team Building: Five Tips for Successful Onboarding

First impressions matter and your onboarding process is your opportunity to give your new hires a great first impression of your company. Not only that, but it also helps ensure they are properly prepared to work at your company long-term and understand the career possibilities. If you’re struggling to get new employees to stay past […]

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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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