team building Archives - The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals

We recently updated our Privacy Policy. By continuing to use this website, you acknowledge that our revised Privacy Policy applies.

team building

Team Building: Adding a Pawsitive Influence in the Office

Dogs are touted as man’s best friend, so should they be welcome in your landscape company’s office? Troy Clogg, owner of Troy Clogg Landscape Associates, LLC, based in Wixom, Michigan, says that he’s always had a dog by his side and because he brought his dog to work, it only seemed fair to let others […]

Read More

Finding Top Talent: Four Strategies from Landscape Company Recruiters

Bringing on a full-time recruiter can be extremely beneficial for your workforce pipeline and your retention efforts. “The way I look at recruiting is very similar to sales,” says David Koehn, president of Koehn Outdoor, based in Jacksonville, Florida. “You’re building your pipeline; you’re following up. There are a lot of the same processes in […]

Read More

Social Media Strategies to Attract New Hires

When you are recruiting, it’s critical to use every tool in your toolbox and this includes social media platforms. “The traditional approach that lawn and landscape companies historically took toward recruiting no longer yields the same results,” says Corey Halstead, co-owner of HALSTEAD Media. “The outdated notion of posting a job opening on a board and […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Building Your Team: Crafting a Successful Internship Program

Nubia Guiterrez, director of human resources for Mullin, based in St. Rose, Louisiana, says they started their internship program over four years ago and utilized NALP’s internship program guide as the foundation for their platform. “We knew that our industry has a lot of issues in finding people,” Guiterrez says. “So what better way to […]

Read More

Team Building: Telling Your Employees’ Stories

If you mainly use your social media accounts to promote your landscape company’s service offerings, you could be missing out on a whole other genre of posts. Social media is intended to foster a sense of community and isn’t just another channel for traditional marketing efforts. Featuring your employees’ stories on your social media accounts […]

Read More

How I Do It: Hiring a Dream Manager

Do you want to provide more for your team, but these initiatives often fall by the wayside as you focus on the priority tasks of running your lawn or landscape business? This was a struggle as well for Mark Ables, president and CEO of Ables Landscapes, based in Hollywood, South Carolina, who wanted to build his […]

Read More

Team Building: Logistics of an Internship Program

Internships can be a useful tool in your recruiting toolbox. They provide the opportunity to educate the next generation about your company and the industry in general. You can also learn from these individuals ways to improve your operations. If you’re considering launching an internship program at your company, be aware of the logistics that […]

Read More

Team Building: Utilizing the Birkman Assessment When Hiring

As you seek to bring on employees who align with your lawn or landscape company’s culture, one tool you can use during the interview process is a personality test. While there are a number of different tests available, one test to consider is the Birkman Assessment. The Birkman Assessment is used by more than 10,000 […]

Read More

Team Building: Six Training Program Tips

When hiring, finding individuals with a background and skills in the landscape industry is highly desirable. However, any employer can tell you these types of hires are few and far between, but you can go about building your own skilled workforce with a strong training program in place. As labor challenges continue, more landscape company […]

Read More