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TAG: employee engagement

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

The dreaded performance review

September 10, 2015By

Performance reviews present a conundrum for managers for a variety of reasons. However, they are an essential part of employee engagement, satisfaction and retention. In other words, they cannot be ignored or administered poorly without damaging employee relations, reputation as an employer and your ability to attract talent. Organizations desperate to find qualified staff would do well to look at... read more