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How I Do It: Preserving an Ancient Art Form

Dry stone walling originated in England and requires considerable skill as these walls do not use mortar. The nonprofit Stone Trust provides workshops to preserve and advance the art and craft of dry stone walling.   Back in 2019, Chappy Manzer, owner of Manzer’s Landscape Design and Development, Inc., based in Peekskill, New York, and […]

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Top Companies Connect with Industry’s Brightest Students During 46th National Collegiate Landscape Competition  

It’s been two years since the National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) was held in person and the excitement has been tangible. Hosted at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, the 46th NCLC officially kicked off on March 17. During the opening ceremony, several different leaders in the industry passed on their advice to […]

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Starting Spring Cleanup Season Off Right

First impressions do matter and for companies that provide landscape maintenance, your spring cleanup work can serve as the first impression of your quality of work to companies and homeowners. Not only do spring cleanups set the tone for the customer relationship, but they are also important horticulturally. It sets up the foundation for healthy […]

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Team Building: Crafting Effective Job Postings

Whether you’re growing and need to bring on people to fill new roles or are looking for replacement hires for positions that have recently been vacated for various reasons, creating job postings is an integral part of the business. While promoting internally or hiring from employee recommendations is ideal, you’ll still need to look outside […]

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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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Team Building: Recruiting at the High School Level

There are many who unaware there are careers in the landscape industry and one way to combat this is by recruiting students at the high school level. Chris Joyce, president of The Joyce Companies, based in Marstons Mills, Massachusetts, says he has been recruiting at high schools for the last four to six years. He […]

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iGen workforce

3 Ways to Reach the iGen Workforce

If you’re struggling to hire or retain employees, it’s possible you may need to revisit the way you do things. Today, the post-millennial generation (Generation Z) is arriving in the workforce—and their wants and needs are quite different than you might be used to. That means if you’re still employing yesterday’s approach to hiring and […]

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Impact of R & R and Legislative Day on the Hill for Tolles Students

The students at Tolles Career & Technical Center’s Turf, Landscape, & Greenhouse Mgt. Program have been blessed and honored to participated in the Renewal and Remembrance Day and Legislative Day on Capitol Hill for the second consecutive year.  Each of my six students, two of whom were returning for their second year of service, got […]

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Recruiting in a recession. How can PLANETCareers.org help?

The economic downturn has changed the face of the workforce. Not only are there more candidates seeking work, but the recession has changed who’s looking for jobs. Whether you’ve been forced to cut staff or are in the position to hire new employees, knowing what the current job market looks like will help prepare you […]

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