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Hello, Goodbye: How to Reduce Employee Turnover

This information came from a session during the 2023 ELEVATE conference and expo. Don’t miss ELEVATE in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Nov. 3-6, 2024. Employee turnover can be a frustrating roadblock that prevents your company from being able to scale effectively as you continually have to replace your existing workforce. Angela Hieronimus, director of engagement and success […]

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Team Building: Ways to Foster Diversity in the Workforce

You can access untapped potential when you diversify your workforce. While fostering diversity is a never-ending objective that takes time and resources, the results are well worth the effort. “Having a diverse workforce means happier and healthier employees, customers feel more respected, and managers have greater access to the talent and skillsets they need for […]

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Team Building: Communicating to Your Staff About Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions are quite common in the lawn and landscape industry, whether it be private equity firms or other businesses wishing to expand their current offerings. While it can be an effective growth strategy to bring in new talent and strengthen your existing market position, communicating this change properly with your team before and […]

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Team Building: Six Soft Skills To Seek with New Hires

It’s natural to want to find employees who have years of experience in the landscape industry and have the necessary skill set so you don’t have to spend quite so much time training them. However, that caliber of team member isn’t always readily available, so you have to keep your eyes peeled for the next […]

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Growing Talent From Within

Hiring is hard, but companies that invest in their people and promote internally enjoy many benefits, from improved employee productivity and retention rates to significant savings in both time and money. “Hiring from within is important for the culture and growth of your company,” says Jennifer Jorge, COO and partner of King GREEN. “When people […]

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Team Building: Offering Educational Assistance Opportunities

In the constant battle for talent, one aspect to examine is the current benefits you offer employees and their family members. Some companies in the industry have found investing in their employees’ higher education helpful when it comes to retention. The Davey Tree Expert Company, based in Kent, Ohio, has had The Davey Tree Family […]

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Team Building: Five Questions to Help Analyze Your Company Culture

When it comes to attracting and keeping employees, many landscape business owners say their company culture is the key. However, culture is not something that you can set and then forget. It requires intentional effort, and you should take the time to evaluate your current culture regularly. Below are some questions to ask while assessing […]

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Team Building: Creating Employee Resource Groups

Employee resource groups, commonly called ERGs, are employee-led communities with shared identities and interests. They serve as a place employees can network, work on professional development and raise awareness of relevant issues. While you might think these are only for large corporate entities, ERGs can exist in businesses of any size, as their goal is […]

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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: How Landscape Companies Focus on Employee Mental Health

Employers are responsible for providing safe and healthy working conditions for their employees; this doesn’t stop at mental health. “That’s a big disconnect with employers is ‘Well, they can deal with that outside of work hours,’” says Loriena Harrington, LIC, owner of Beautiful Blooms LLC, based in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. “No, they really can’t. It’s […]

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