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Mel Kleiman is the author is the founder of Humetrics. He helps companies build high-quality, frontline, hourly workforces. Reach him at

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How to hire winning hourly employees Posted on 16 Oct 2018 in the October 2018 categories.

Few people understand the daily pressures faced by landscape management business owners and managers. And fewer still realize that it’s people—both clients and employees—who are usually the source of these... Read more»

How to be a ‘magnetic’ employer Posted on 01 Aug 2018 in the Featured & July 2018 categories.

Unemployment is at record lows, and there are more jobs available than there are people to fill them. Given this scenario, it’s no surprise that the most pressing concern for... Read more»

10 commandments of preshift huddles Posted on 24 May 2018 in the Business & October 2017 categories.

It’s been relatively recently that the huddle has made its way from the playing field to the business workplace, but it has proven to be just as effective in settings... Read more»

The power of stay conversations Posted on 25 Apr 2018 in the April 2018 & Featured categories.

Although departing employees often will tell you they’re leaving for “more money,” research studies repeatedly confirm the No. 1 reason great employees leave is because of their managers. In HR... Read more»

ABCs of hire tough, manage easy Posted on 22 Jan 2018 in the January 2018 categories.

Managers who hire tough know exactly who they’re looking for and refuse to lower their standards. They cover all the bases—from A to Z—and create a win/win situation for the... Read more»

The power of the five firsts Posted on 11 Jul 2017 in the July 2017 categories.

First impressions are lasting; hourly employees are not. Before they’ve been on the job six months, more than half of them are gone. Some were probably not a good fit... Read more»