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Five Recruiting Tips from Lawn Care and Landscape Professionals

The search for employees has been a challenge for years for the landscape industry. Company owners have often tried every trick in the book in order to attract new hires to their business. While there’s no one foolproof practice to solve the labor shortage, below are some of the options that other landscaping companies have […]

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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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How to Hire the Right Person, the First Time

Hiring new employees is expensive. Ideally, you want to hire the right people the first time, instead of having to turn around and try to fill the position again when it doesn’t work out with the current hire. “Studies estimate that it costs more than a thousand dollars to hire an entry-level employee, from the […]

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NALP Provides Recruiting Support With Free Resources

With the number of applicants in the lawn and landscaping labor market seemingly dwindling, you might be feeling hopeless about recruiting new hires. But those companies that have been successful are deploying a multi-targeted approach. For many, this has also included taking advantage of some of the free resources offered through NALP’s Workforce Development and […]

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Team Building: How to Make the Most of Professional Recruiters

Professional recruiters can offer landscape companies a level of experience and focus on a task that you can’t always devote all your attention to. Now let’s look at how some of the different firms operate, how to find a good recruiting firm and make the most of it. How It Works Pay structures will differ […]

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Team Building: What Professional Recruiters Offer

Just like how you’d turn to an accountant for help with your financials, hiring a professional recruiter can bring a level of experience and focus to a task that you can’t always devote all your attention to. Designscapes Colorado, based in Centennial, Colorado, has been working with two professional recruiters for a number of years. […]

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Stop the Revolving Door: Pros Share Their Solid Recruiting and Retention Strategies

A common complaint of many lawn care and landscape companies is how hard it is to find good labor. The lack of the necessary employees can hamper your business’s growth. Here with their strategies and solutions to this issue are four different companies from across the country. Recruiting Strategies One effective recruiting strategy that all […]

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Business Smarts: How to Take Advantage of NALP’s Job Board

Did you know that NALP has a job board you can take advantage of on LandscapeIndustryCareers.org? NALP runs national ads that drive job seekers across the country to this job board and last year, we had 190,000 page views and thousands of candidates filled out applications. Posting your job opening on this board is free […]

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Business Smarts: How to Maximize Your Career Page

One of the keys to establishing a labor pipeline is to always be recruiting. A simple method for constant recruitment is to establish a career page on your website. Kelly Dowell, founder of Keldo Digital, says it’s a great idea to have a career page for various reasons, including recruitment, branding and sales. She explains […]

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4 Ways to Find Good People

Finding employees is one of the hardest parts about being a landscape business owner. The good news: A 2017 IBIS World study reported steady growth in the housing and property markets over the past five years, resulting in greater demand for landscape industry workers. Similar trends are expected into 2023 as residential and commercial construction […]

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