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TAG: employee recognition

Turning your year around

July 23, 2019By
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Not where you planned to be at this year's halfway point? Marty Grunder shares three key areas to focus on in order to turn your year around. read more

Grow with Grunder: Focus on your people first

March 22, 2019By
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I am just back from Grow! 2019, the annual conference I lead for ambitious landscape pros. This year, we were fortunate to have Eric Chester — a leading expert on driving performance in the workplace — deliver the keynote address. An endlessly entertaining speaker, Eric had us leaning in to listen, learn and laugh about all the ways we should... read more

Case Study: Using an employee recognition program to boost morale

February 16, 2016By
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Recognizing well-deserving employees boosts morale at J.W. Townsend Landscapes. Leigh Townsend, president of J.W. Townsend Landscapes, is always looking for ways to invest in his people, and he’s willing to learn from ideas that have been successful at other companies. When he heard in his peer group about a successful employee recognition program at another landscape company, he adopted the... read more

Case study: Reaping awards

September 8, 2015By
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A lot of companies say they value their employees, but Heron Home & Outdoor in Orlando, Fla., wants to “walk the talk,” says the company’s Marketing Director Cherissa Vandergriff. That’s why Heron’s leaders invested $20,000 into its employee appreciation program last year, and they expect to invest $30,000 by the end of 2015. The program has meant a boost to... read more

High Performance: Retaining the good ones

April 14, 2014By

Do you have difficulty retaining good employees, whereas the duds seem to hang around forever? If so, it’s time to take some common-sense steps toward fixing this problem. Solutions do exist, although some are easier to implement than others. First of all, it’s important to recognize that good employees know they’re good and aren’t going to settle for a mediocre... read more

Heron Lawn and Pest Control recognizes top employees

November 12, 2012By

ORLANDO, FL—Heron Lawn and Pest Control recently recognized its 2012 Outstanding Service Award Winners. These individuals were honored for their leadership and for going above and beyond in their positions. Top Sales Award: Greg Wells Top Service Technician Award: Carolyn Wyatt Top Administrative Award: Alison Grether Heron Award (Employee of Year): Mike Murphy read more