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TAG: attracting employees

Employee retention: Make yourself known

October 22, 2019By

Get out there and make yourself known. That’s the advice Gail Reinhart, recruitment and personnel specialist at Hidden Creek Landscaping in Hilliard, Ohio, gives to any landscape contractor who is having trouble finding qualified employees. The company has 150 employees and provides 40 percent landscape maintenance and snow removal and 60 percent design/build services to a 55 percent commercial and... read more

Employee retention: Always be recruiting

October 22, 2019By

It sounds exhausting, but as Jedd Narsavage says, companies should always be in recruitment mode. “For recruitment, we treat it as a 24/7, 365 kind of thing, even during times when we might not have an actual open position to fill,” says the vice president of design and development for GreenSweep, a company based in Silver Spring, Md., that has... read more

How to be a ‘magnetic’ employer

August 1, 2018By
Magnet attracting marbles. Illustration: iStock.com/alphaspirit

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 business owners and managers nationwide right now is how to find the new hires they need and keep the good people they have. So, how can forward-thinking employers successfully compete... read more

2014 Lawn Care Forum: LCOs offer more employee tips

February 17, 2015By

In the second installment of “employee tips,” landscape professionals at LM’s 2014 Lawn Care Forum share additional advice for attracting and retaining good employees. You’ll hear from the following lawn care operators: • Joshua Anderson, Team Green Lawn • Nathan Brandon, Pure Green • Christopher Noon, Noon Turf Care • Jeff Smith, Lawn Cure of Southern Indiana read more

2014 Lawn Care Forum: LCOs offer employee tips

February 5, 2015By

Landscape professionals at LM‘s 2014 Lawn Care Forum share advice for attracting and retaining good employees. You’ll hear from the following lawn care operators: • Bobby Jenkins, ABC Home & Commercial Services • Bob Mann, Lawn Dawg • Nate Wandrey, Dobson’s Woods & Water • Bruce Bachand, Carol King Landscape Maintenance • Dan Trudeau, Caretaker Landscape & Tree Management read more