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team building

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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Team Building: Maintaining Culture During COVID-19

For many lawn and landscape companies as they settled into their new normal with procedures to mitigate the spread of the virus, another concern arose: how do we maintain our culture? So many businesses had to send office employees home to work remotely while field staff started arriving in shifts or reporting directly to the […]

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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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Team Building: Implementing Effective Employee Coaching

If your employees’ performances have been mediocre you might think conducting annual performance reviews will help. Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench.com, argues annual performance reviews shouldn’t be conducted at all. He instead encourages companies to conduct weekly coaching sessions with their employees. “Do you really think a one-hour conversation can impact a year’s worth […]

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Team Building: How to Conduct Performance Reviews Effectively

The thought of an annual performance review can fill you and your employees with dread. However, if you implement performance reviews effectively, they can help you achieve your business goals. While there should be an annual performance review, Steve Cesare, human resource expert with The Harvest Group, says that shouldn’t be the only time you’re […]

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Team Building: Offering Health Care Benefits as a Smaller Company

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires that employers who have more than 50 full-time employees provide their staff health care benefits, but what if you’re a company with a smaller team? Offering health benefits as a smaller company can give you a competitive edge against other businesses your size, who don’t provide them. According to […]

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3 Ways to Build a Team for Future Growth

Growing a business can be a tricky balancing act. Small companies, especially, must multi-task efforts toward profitability and build a team that can support additional revenue. There are daily operations to manage—accounts to service—while planning to secure the infrastructure and human resources to support growth. Because owners of smaller operations wear many hats, decisions relating […]

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Why Building Your Team is Like Managing an NBA Team

Guest Blogger Peter Haakon, with Lawn Business Consultants, is an NALP Consultant Member. There are many similarities between a championship sports team and a winning team in business.  Building a winning team in the green industry is no different than how championships sports teams are built.  Championships teams are built with great leadership or a […]

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