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Team Building: Three Methods to Keep Your Staff Engaged with Training

Training is a necessary aspect of the lawn and landscape business. It also does not stop with new hires after their onboarding process. “Routine training is super important,” says Justin Gamester, president of Piscataqua Landscaping & Tree Service, based in Eliot, Maine. “Training is not a one-day thing. Teaching your people to have the customer […]

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Setting Veterans Up for Success at Your Landscape Company

The transition from military service to the civilian workforce can be a significant challenge for veterans. However, the landscape industry provides the opportunity for them to have a new mission-driven purpose along with camaraderie. “We simply need to learn how to translate and bridge our industry to what comes natural to our veterans,” says Tim […]

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Team Building: Ways to Express Appreciation to Your Team

You know you wouldn’t be where you are today without your team, but do they know you feel this way? It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day and assume your staff understands how much you appreciate the hard work they put in every day. However, leaders with strong company cultures will tell you […]

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Is Your Company Veteran-Ready?

How much do the landscape industry and the military have in common? More than you might think. While installing and caring for beautiful properties isn’t a life-or-death situation, it is still a mission to complete with a team and something that can resonate with many veterans as they transition to the private sector. Veterans bring […]

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Four Ways to Invest in Your People

93% of employees are willing to stay with a company if it invests into their careers, according to Zavvy. It’s obvious that investing in your employees communicates you value and appreciate them, but there are numerous methods you can use to convey your level of investment. Turnover is often higher at organizations where employees feel […]

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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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Team Building: Establishing Trust in the Workplace

Studies have shown that employee trust directly correlates to improved employee performance. In workplaces where employees have a culture of fear, they are less likely to act innovatively, share ideas or take initiative. This can also inhibit a company’s growth as team members won’t lean in and collaborate with one another. Having an ‘everyone for […]

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Training for Competence: How To Make Sure New Hires Are Trained Properly

This information came from a session during the 2022 ELEVATE conference and expo. Don’t miss the 2023 ELEVATE in Dallas on Sept. 10-13. The average cost of hiring an employee is around $4,000. With this much money or more on the line, it should be a given that you want to do everything in your power to […]

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Team Building: How to Develop a Diverse Workforce

This information came from a session during the 2022 ELEVATE conference and expo. Don’t miss the 2023 ELEVATE in Dallas on Sept. 10-13. Having a diverse workforce has many benefits, including having higher rates of productivity and performance and increased creativity and innovation. However, you might not know how to go about increasing the diversity […]

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5 Ways to Make the Workplace More Welcoming

In the workplace, it’s incredibly important to create an approachable environment that will encourage employees to want to come to work every day and give their best possible performance. It’s crucial to avoid a negative atmosphere, so, how exactly can you make the workplace more welcoming? Start Off Prepared It’s beneficial to know a bit […]

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