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Another go-round for H-2B: A permanent fix for H-2B remains elusive

September 4, 2019 - By

While the H-2B guest worker program used by many landscape contractors had its best year since 2008, program advocates find themselves once again engaged in the annual battle to convince Congress to allocate more visas to the scant 66,000 visas locked into the enabling statute. Little passes Congress Because little legislation has passed Congress to be sent on to the... read more

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Profit Power: Incentives to gamify your business

August 28, 2019 - By

I work with two top-performing landscape companies, both in the $10-15 million range. Both enjoy earning high profits, and I have helped both achieve this by gamifying their business. They have turned work into a game and shown their employees how to earn incentives and bonuses by working efficiently and effectively. Company No. 1 uses open book management and companywide profit... read more

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Communication Coach: Make your project presentation stand out

August 27, 2019 - By

Jeff Korhan talks about why landscape professionals should "put on a little show" in their landscape project presentations in order to make the sale. read more

Grow with Grunder: Are your crews wasting valuable time and money in the morning?

August 19, 2019 - By

Marty Grunder explains how a more efficient morning of clocking in and getting crews to the job site without any pit stops can save valuable time and money. read more

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High Performance: Jumping in the pool

August 12, 2019 - By

C’mon. Jump in. It will be fine. Or not. Too often in our industry, new hires are expected to jump into the pool to see if they will sink or swim. Some figure it out. Others don’t. With a severe labor shortage, this approach to new hire onboarding and training is surprisingly commonplace. There is a better way. I understand... read more

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Government Affairs: We’ve made progress, but work-related injuries still too high

August 6, 2019 - By

In the early 2000s, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) developed a list of seven target industries on which to concentrate its compliance and enforcement efforts. At the top of that list were landscape contractors. OSHA chose these seven target industries based upon their high incidence of severe work-related injuries and workdays lost due to those injuries. Industry... read more

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