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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 […]

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Team Building: Ways to Foster Diversity in the Workforce

You can access untapped potential when you diversify your workforce. While fostering diversity is a never-ending objective that takes time and resources, the results are well worth the effort. “Having a diverse workforce means happier and healthier employees, customers feel more respected, and managers have greater access to the talent and skillsets they need for […]

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Team Building: Offering Educational Assistance Opportunities

In the constant battle for talent, one aspect to examine is the current benefits you offer employees and their family members. Some companies in the industry have found investing in their employees’ higher education helpful when it comes to retention. The Davey Tree Expert Company, based in Kent, Ohio, has had The Davey Tree Family […]

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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 […]

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Team Building: Different Retirement Benefits to Offer

When you think of retirement plans, a 401(k) is probably the first thing that comes to mind. However, there are a number of other retirement options available for your lawn or landscape business. No private business in the U.S. is required to offer retirement plans to their employees but this benefit has come to be […]

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Team Building: Growing Your Female Workforce

You’ve probably heard the quote, “If you build it, they will come.” This quote is particularly true when it comes to creating a landscape company that women want to work at. “We have made sure to create a professional atmosphere that is attractive to anyone that wants to be involved with a successful company,” says […]

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Team Building: How to Welcome Women to Your Workforce

The lawn and landscape industry has traditionally been a male-dominated workforce. As that changes, there are numerous facets of the workforce that need to be considered to create a more welcoming place for women employees. The best way to improve is to seek feedback from your female employees and learn where your company can enhance […]

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Team Building: Five Ways to Strengthen Your Company Culture

It’s no secret that the main key to lawn and landscape companies successfully recruiting and retaining their employees is strong company culture. Good companies are constantly looking for ways to improve and provide more for their teams. Be Consistent It’s natural to want to test things out before rolling changes out full-scale, but you need […]

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How I Do It: Keeping Employees On All Season

Since the 1980s, Wonderland Tree Care + Landscapes, based in Oyster Bay, New York, has been able to keep all their staff on during the off-season by providing tree care services. The company started as a tree care company that eventually added landscape services. David Golon, general manager for Wonderland Tree Care + Landscapes, says […]

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Benchmark Your Company with the New 2022 Compensation & Benefits Report

Are you currently evaluating your company’s compensation and benefits package? See how you compare to other companies in the industry with NALP’s 2022 Compensation & Benefits Report, presented in partnership with Aspire, A ServiceTitan Company. This detailed report (based on 2021 data) provides analysis of key compensation and benefits-related statistics for landscape and lawn care […]

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