TAG: employee engagement

Communication Coach: A tool for getting company culture right

July 25, 2018By

Company culture is a reliable predictor of an organization’s health. If you get company culture right many things will naturally fall into place. In fact, the right culture promises to smooth out several of our industry’s top challenges: Workplace productivity; Employee engagement; and The customer experience. Great company culture is something you know when you experience it. It’s a signature... read more

Case Study: Happy, healthy employees

October 17, 2017By
Photos: Pacific Landscape Management

How one landscape company used a weight-loss challenge to promote wellness. Healthy employees are happy employees—and happy employees are good for business. That’s one reason why Hillsboro, Ore.-based Pacific Landscape Management implemented a weight-loss contest in which the majority of its management team participated. Owner Bob Grover says that the idea also stemmed from the fact that the company truly... read more

Steps toward employee engagement

June 12, 2017By
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Imagine being able to attract and retain the best people—frontline workers, managers, salespeople and others. How different would your life be not worrying about selling more work due to operational capacity constraints? What else could you accomplish if the burden of hiring and training vanished? How much more profitable could you be? There are a few employers in every industry... read more

Editorial Advisory Board: What’s your best tip for improving company culture?

May 9, 2016By

Landscape Professionals Richard Bare Arbor-Nomics Turf Norcross, Ga. “I don’t think there’s any way to change your company culture except to get involved yourself and lead the way. Usually companies start out small with a family-oriented Mom and Pop store. As growth occurs, though, Ma and Pa notice that members of the “family” are all on different pages, and bad... read more

LCOs talk employee engagement

November 19, 2015By

Of the 34 attendees of LM’s 2015 Lawn Care Forum, the majority noted the biggest challenge lawn care operators face is hiring and retaining quality employees. During a breakfast panel Nov. 18 at the Forum, Chris Joyce, owner of Joyce Landscaping and Always Green of Cape Cod, Andrew Ziehler, owner of Ziehler Lawn & Tree Care, and Terry Jungels, president of Total Lawn... read more

Web Extra: Performance review template

September 17, 2015By

In the September 2015 issue of LM, Phil Harwood outlined the problem with most performance reviews, and how to revamp the process to make them effective for your company. Download his template for a better performance review here: Performance Review Template (Word doc).       read more