TAG: employee retention tips

How to keep the keepers

June 20, 2017By
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Tune up your retention, then follow up with recruiting. Which comes first, retention or recruiting? The answer is both. As if there aren’t enough challenges for landscape contractors, it’s apparent landscape businesses better be really good at recruiting and retaining the right people. The job market has shifted from an employer’s market to an employee’s market. Here’s what that means... read more

Profit Power: Are you paying your employees too little?

December 21, 2016By

Did you know that many high-profit companies pay their top employees above industry norms? In spite of the upward trend in pay rates driven by the H-2B program, I see contractors continuing to struggle to find great employees. But maybe they’re not paying enough to attract the right prospects? Last month I invited Verne Harnish (founder of Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization,... read more