TAG: employee recruitment

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

PLANET Student Career Days set at Colorado State University

January 15, 2014By

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) 38th annual Student Career Days is slated to take place March 20–23 at Colorado State University, located in Fort Collins, Colo. Registration is open now for companies to attend. Student Career Days attracts 850 horticulture and landscape students from more than 65 schools to test their skills in real-world, competitive events and to interview with... read more

How do I get ready for 2014?

October 11, 2013By

I began last year’s article about business planning with the following statement: “Painfully aware that any prognostication or prediction might be off base, any plan you make has to be based on critical assumptions.” The key planning assumptions I made for 2013 last year were: › Labor costs will rise. I was correct. The H-2B program is in shambles, and... read more