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Team Building: Setting Second Chance Hires Up for Success

If you’ve been considering looking into hiring individuals with a past in substance abuse or criminal charges, you may be concerned about the drawbacks or your decision backfiring in some way. While there are some aspects that will be out of your control, there are some methods to set these second chance hires up for […]

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Team Building: Providing Second Chances When Hiring

When you make a mistake, it’s always a good feeling when someone gives you a second chance to do better. The same can be said for individuals with a criminal record or a past of substance abuse. While some employers will automatically turn down job applicants who have made these mistakes in the past, some […]

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Business Smarts: Establishing a Labor Pipeline

The ongoing labor shortage is a major concern for many businesses in the industry. One solution to this issue is to develop a labor pipeline.   When you are recruiting regularly, you are less likely to struggle to find employees when you need them the most. “We believe in always being a recruiter,” says Andrew […]

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How North Point Outdoors Handles Cash Flow & Labor Challenges

During his transition from high school to college, Andrew Pelkey started mowing residential lawns to help make ends meet. By his sophomore year, he had around 40 or 50 residential lawn accounts and decided to leave school to pursue landscaping full-time. By the end of year two, he was running a landscape and snow plow […]

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How YardApes Survived Not Getting its Returning H-2B Workers

Like a lot of landscape business owners, Shayne Newman, owner of YardApes, a full-service design, construction and maintenance company, was significantly impacted by the lack of visas to come through the H-2B program this past year. Of the 66,000 available, he didn’t get a single one—and he admits he was unprepared for it to be […]

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