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Recruiting

Team Building: Exploring the Employee Referral Program

If you talk to almost any lawn care or landscape company owner about their successful recruiting methods, nine times out of 10 they’ll mention having an employee referral program. This method is popular because your employees are more likely to recommend individuals they would want to work with. It also helps boost employee engagement and […]

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Team Building: Strengthening Existing Relationships with Colleges and Universities

Do you already have connections with your local colleges but want to enhance those partnerships? Several faculty members in landscape-related programs share how they’d prefer landscape companies to work with them. Like any other relationship, it’s best to really get to know faculty members before sending them all your summer job openings. If they don’t […]

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Team Building: How to Partner with Colleges and Universities

Successful lawn and landscape companies will often tell you to always be recruiting if you want to alleviate your staffing problems. One recruiting avenue is building strong connections with your local colleges and universities with industry-related programs. Jim Funai, Ph.D., plant science and landscape technology professor at Cuyahoga Community College, based in Highland Hills, Ohio, […]

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How to Attract Recently Laid-Off Employees from the Tech Industry

For the past several months, the number of headlines about layoffs, particularly in the Silicon Valley realm, has been surging. Multiple factors are behind these layoffs, including tech companies scaling back to pre-pandemic levels or changing their service model, but opportunity also lies in this news. According to layoffs.fyi, 522 tech companies have laid off […]

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Building Your Team: Share Your Role as a Steward of the Environment When Recruiting

One of the roles of landscape businesses is being a steward of the environment, and you can highlight this purpose to attract more individuals to the industry. You might think job seekers are already aware of how the landscape industry helps care for the planet, but it doesn’t hurt to drive home that concept to […]

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Team Building: Developing a Mentorship Program

Recruiting the next generation of landscape professionals takes dedication. One way to help create a pipeline for future job candidates is by creating a mentorship program. “From my recruiter standpoint, mentorship is a valuable way to get to know talent prior to hiring them,” says Michele Posehn, senior recruiting manager of diversity/early talent initiatives for SiteOne […]

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Team Building: Cultivating a Successful Career Fair Presence

There are numerous career fair opportunities available for your lawn or landscape company to participate in from the high school and college ones to local community or industry events like NCLC. Deciding to participate in a career fair requires a commitment of time and resources so here’s some of the principles to practice to get […]

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What’s Your Story?

Everyone has a story. Your company’s story and how you decide to communicate it can help attract loyal customers and new employees. Especially in the lawn and landscape industry, where there is a lot of competition, your story can help differentiate you from others in your market. You might think you have a story that […]

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Utilize NALP Foundation Toolkits to Boost Company Diversity

To support a successful growing company, you need the most capable people on your team, regardless of their age, race, religion, gender or national origin. “In order to be competitive in the ever-changing landscape of business, new ideas, thoughts and ways of doing things need to be embraced and cultivated,” says Angela Hieronimus, director of […]

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Team Building: How To Recruit and Retain Veterans

You probably already know that veterans are reliable, trainable team players that can be a welcome addition to any lawn or landscape company. However, you might be uncertain how to get connected to those who are making the transition from military service to civilian life. At SiteOne, they have made veteran and military spouse recruiting […]

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