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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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Team Building: The Pros and Cons of Profit Sharing

If you’re looking for new recruiting and retention tools for your staff, one option is providing a profit-sharing plan. If your company is winning in terms of profitability, this program can help ensure your team is winning as well. Pros and Cons One of the main benefits of a profit-sharing plan is it helps make […]

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Team Building: Offering Company Profit Sharing  

Your company would not be where it is today without your team. One way to say thanks and give back is by offering a profit-sharing plan. This incentivized compensation program increases employee loyalty and can encourage them to be more vested in the business’s long-term success. There are a number of different options when it […]

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How I Do It: Hosting an Annual Training Day

Earlier this month, LaBahn’s Landscaping, based El Cajon, California, hosted their first annual training day as an opportunity to educate their crew members on how to provide the best quality landscape maintenance. This new annual training day was brought about by the new company president, Chris Gillespie, LIC, who had done it at previous companies. […]

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Four Retention Tips from Lawn Care and Landscape Professionals

Once you’ve found new employees to hire at your landscape or lawn care company, that’s only half the battle. Then comes the task of ensuring you retain your new staff members so you are able to grow, rather than constantly fill the same roles time and time again. As anyone in the industry can tell […]

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Team Building: Selecting Education that Interests Employees

Providing continuing education for your employees calls for investment from your company. To make sure your efforts are worth it, work with your team to select training that is relevant and interesting to them. Companies like Fine Earth Landscape, Inc. and Green Lawn Fertilizing/Green Pest Solutions have been paying for their employees’ continuing education from […]

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Team Building: Offering Education Opportunities to Staff

One of the keys to retaining your staff is investing in them. Taking the time to provide education opportunities through your organization not only shows you care but provides employees a path to learn, improve their skills and move up the career ladder. “Offering continuing education helps to create a more engaged team member,” says […]

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Team Building: What Right People, Right Seat Really Means

If you’ve been in the industry for a while, you have probably heard the mantra ‘right people, right seat’ when it comes to hiring. But what does that really mean and how do you put it into practice? Having the right people in the right seats is one of the concepts of the Entrepreneurial Operating […]

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Team Building: Plan Your Training

If you’re heading into the off-season, take advantage of this time to plan your training opportunities for your crews. NALP offers a number of different training options that can help make the most of the slower months while providing professional development opportunities for your employees. Benefits of Training Offering ongoing training helps team members retain […]

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Customer Retention ideas

Hello all, as you know we are taking it up a couple of notches for customer retention this season. So it is understood if we hold on to more clients now the better off ahead we will be into 2010. A couple of things I want to say, if someone wants to cancel services due […]

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