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Team Building: Exploring Applicant Tracking Systems

Labor seems to be a constant issue for those in the lawn care and landscape industry. This means you probably have at least one job posting up at all times and you have a number of resumes to sort through. Because applying for jobs online is relatively easy, many unqualified applicants can think it’s “worth […]

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Team Building: Professional Development Options for Employees

A lot of different factors go into why employees want to work for your company and stay long-term. Aside from paying competitive wages and offering benefits like health insurance, providing a career path and professional development can attract those who want something more than just a job. There are a number of professional development options […]

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Team Building: Aspects of a Great Workplace

Every company wants to provide a great workplace for their employees. Not only is this simply the right thing to do, but it is also easier to retain them. While it might seem daunting to achieve, some of the major aspects that help create a desirable workplace are having a dedicated HR team, providing solid […]

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Team Building: Creating a Good Place to Work

Employee retention is critical. When you can keep your solid employees, you are better able to grow rather than constantly having to replace your staff to maintain your current size. One major aspect of retention is having a workplace where people want to stay. There are many competitions locally and nationally where businesses are recognized […]

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Team Building: How to Make the Most of Professional Recruiters

Professional recruiters can offer landscape companies a level of experience and focus on a task that you can’t always devote all your attention to. Now let’s look at how some of the different firms operate, how to find a good recruiting firm and make the most of it. How It Works Pay structures will differ […]

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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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