TAG: employee retention

Editorial Advisory Board: April 2019

April 23, 2019By

Landscape professionals and industry consultants answer the question: What’s the best way to retain employees? read more

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

The ultimate mission

November 26, 2018By
Loving's crews (Photo: Loving)

When Mike Haynes began mowing his neighbors’ lawns in middle school for extra spending money, he didn’t exactly have a passion for cutting grass. But fast-forward 20 years and Haynes will tell you that, today, passion is the main driver behind nearly every aspect of his landscape company. Even its name, Loving, was inspired by the care, commitment and joy... read more

How to be a ‘magnetic’ employer

August 1, 2018By
Magnet attracting marbles. Illustration: iStock.com/alphaspirit

Unemployment is at record lows, and there are more jobs available than there are people to fill them. Given this scenario, it’s no surprise that the most pressing concern for business owners and managers nationwide right now is how to find the new hires they need and keep the good people they have. So, how can forward-thinking employers successfully compete... read more

LM150 company profile: Complete Landsculpture

July 9, 2018By
Photo: Complete Landsculpture

Like so many in the business, Chris Strempek, founder, co-owner and president of Complete Landsculpture, entered the landscaping industry as a boy, equipped with an old mower, summers full of free time and an asking price of $5 per lawn. Strempek later founded Complete Landsculpture in 1985 when he was a second-year college student at the University of North Texas.... read more

The power of stay conversations

April 25, 2018By
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Although departing employees often will tell you they’re leaving for “more money,” research studies repeatedly confirm the No. 1 reason great employees leave is because of their managers. In HR circles, there’s even a saying for it: “People join companies and leave managers.” This does not mean, however, that managers who lose good people are hopelessly inept. On the contrary,... read more