TAG: employee recruitment

High Performance: What’s your company type?

April 9, 2019By

When it comes to staffing, I encounter three very different types of landscape companies. The first type of company is struggling greatly to find qualified employees. Some of these companies are on the verge of extinction — contemplating liquidating or selling. Profits have been suffering due to high turnover, low production volume, substandard quality, accidents, damages and more. There’s a... read more

Are you a boss or a coach?

March 22, 2019By
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Web Extra: How The Greenery sweetens the deal with employee incentives

September 12, 2018By

How South Carolina-based landscape company The Greenery is diversifying its recruitment efforts to attract labor. Hilton Head Island is known as a picturesque community located on the South Carolina coast. It takes a serious labor force to maintain the residences and resorts on the island and in the surrounding area. The Greenery employs 806 full-time workers and does not use... read more

Guest Post: Maximize your hiring success on your green industry website

May 16, 2018By

Using the power of the internet or social media to hire people does not have to be hard, be done by millennials only or be something to fear. Here are four steps to help you maximize your website to its full recruiting potential. Attract First you must get people to your website. Job recruiting boards such as Indeed are almost always... read more

Landscape business owner begs for workers

May 21, 2014By

Lance Forsee might be the first panhandler to bum a resume off a passerby instead of a buck. As a new employee recruitment technique, the president of Colonial Lawn and Garden took to the streets begging for folks to apply to job openings at the Yakima, Wash.-based company. He carried a cardboard sign and all. A little more than a... read more

Throwback Thursday: May 1990

May 1, 2014By

To the workers, especially those of younger generations, it’s just a summer job. To the business owner, it’s sometimes seen as an opportunity for those workers to prove themselves in the industry, providing somewhat of a shoo-in into leadership roles later on. The trouble nowadays, among other things, is those younger generations aren’t as interested in working outdoors—this has been hashed... read more