TAG: hiring

LM 2019 Industry Pulse: Labor report

December 24, 2019By
While landscape companies say work was plentiful in 2019, it was often hard to find workers like those pictured here. (Photo: GreenSweep)

LM Industry Pulse survey respondents say 2019 was a good year for business but a struggle to find people to help complete jobs. read more

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

A Look Back: Still facing labor challenges

March 22, 2019By

The cover of the March 1995 issue of Landscape Management addressed a problem many landscape companies are still facing 24 years later. The magazine gave five criteria for determining the types of employees you want to hire: the type of work a candidate is looking for, the experience he or she brings to the job, why he or she applied,... read more

Team challenge

December 12, 2018By
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A recent survey of lawn care and landscape professionals by Environmental Science, a business unit of Bayer Crop Science, revealed that lawn care operators (LCOs) are struggling with the same primary challenge as the larger green industry: lack of qualified team members. Here’s a look at some of the survey’s findings. 40% Percentage of respondents who said “a shallow bench”—or not enough team... read more

Hire the right people

February 27, 2018By and
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Determine a candidate’s strengths and empower employees for success. Doesn’t every new hire result in a better crew that produces better-than-current results? Well, not really. Our experience has shown that more than half the time, a new hire doesn’t work out. However, we know that by following a hiring process, we can reduce that percentage and have happier employees that... read more

Cleveland company in second chance business

May 5, 2016By

Amidst industry-wide distress over hiring and labor issues, Rich Alvarez took a different approach to hiring by targeting residents facing barriers to employment, according to Freshwater Cleveland.  His company, New Life Landscaping in Cleveland offers landscape maintenance, weed removal and some design/build. Prior to starting New Life, the 46-year-old Alvarez served as a police officer for many years and ran his own landscape company on the side.... read more