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TAG: labor

High Performance: What is the secret to long-term successful employees?

October 12, 2021By
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Phil Harwood shares how solving labor issues at your business includes taking a look at the relationships within your employees and past employees. read more

Seth’s Cut: Rockin’ in the free world

August 4, 2021By
The Casa Rio Mexican restaurant on the San Antonio Riverwalk was closed for portions of July but has since reopened. (Photo: Casa Rio)

Family vacation shows how stretched supply chains are impacting reopening. read more

Answers to LCOs’ most pressing questions

February 17, 2021By
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Experts from around the industry weigh in on some of the most pressing questions lawn care operators have relayed on social media. read more

The path to 12% profit: The labor KPI

April 10, 2020By

Landcape Management columnist Kevin Kehoe explains how landscape companies can reach 12 percent net profit via the labor key performance indicator. read more

Mow money: 3 maintenance companies explain how they’ve overcome the labor problem

March 6, 2020By and
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Mowing and maintenance can be a consistent service offering for landscape companies, but consistency might not equal profitability considering the labor shortage — 71,000 unfilled full-time positions in 2017, according to data from the National Association of Landscape Professionals. Too much work and not enough people to do it can wreak havoc on a company’s bottom line. We explore how... 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