Editorial Advisory Board: Successful recruiting tactics

March 8, 2016 -  By

What one thing separates companies that are succeeding in recruitment from ones that aren’t?

Advisory BoardLandscape Professionals

Richard Bare
Arbor-Nomics Turf
Norcross, Ga.
“You have to create an environment to draw the best and the brightest because people come in from an ad, look around and say, ‘Is this where I want to spend the best days and years of my life?’

Chris Joyce
Joyce Landscaping
Cape Cod, Mass.
“The companies that are succeeding in recruitment have passionately prioritized recruitment and retention as an everyday function of running and growing a successful business.The companies that are not succeeding in the area of recruitment are only prioritizing recruitment in a time of need.”

Adam Linnemann
Linnemann Lawn Care & Landscaping
Columbia, Ill.
“It’s simple: Offering at least some type of benefits vs. companies that do not.”

Jerry McKay
McKay Landscape Lighting
Omaha, Neb.
“The ones that constantly recruit always win.”

Industry Consultants

Dan Gordon
TurfBooks
Newton, N.J.
“The companies that are succeeding with recruitment have a carefully laid out plan complete with recruitment requirements, sample ads, a recruitment calendar and personality profile software. The companies that don’t succeed just put an ad in the paper/on the web when they need people. People management is the single most important part of growing a business and having a great team does not happen by accident.”

Kevin Kehoe
3PG Consulting
Laguna, Calif.
“Relationships with universities and tech schools and dedicating someone to do it every week. Maybe it’s not a full-time job, of course, but recruit every week.”

Phil Harwood
Pro-Motion Consulting
Farmington, Mich.
“Great culture resulting from great leadership.”

Jeffrey Scott
Jeffrey Scott Inc!
Trumbull, Conn.
“Realizing that you are no longer in the landscape business; rather, you are in the people recruitment and development business.”

Jody Shilan
FromDesign2Build.com
Upper Saddle River, N.J.
“They have a defined corporate culture that potential employees identify with such as volunteerism, outstanding quality and, most importantly, truly caring about their customers and employees.”

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