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TAG: labor crisis

High Performance: ‘Tis the season for giving back

December 8, 2020By
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In this blog, Phil Harwood explains why it's important to communicate an intended message when giving gifts to your employees. read more

2020 labor situation: crisis or opportunity?

January 13, 2020By
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For years, demographers, economists, movie-makers, politicians, scientists and others have been famously making false predictions of future events. Remember the doomsday predictions leading up to Jan. 1, 2000, or how the stock market was going to crash if a certain person was elected president of the U.S., or any one of the end-of-the-world predictions? Predicting the future is not easy.... 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

Editor’s Note: Do you know the costs?

March 19, 2018By

With an unemployment figure near a record low and a problematic seasonal guest-worker program, landscape companies are strapped for legal labor options. Some landscape company owners confess they must resort to merely looking for “warm bodies,” which presents its own set of challenges. In a country where states are legalizing marijuana and an opioid crisis is raging, employee substance abuse... read more