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TAG: training

Grow with Grunder: Why Grunder Landscaping put a new focus on training

November 1, 2018By

Discover why Marty Grunder, president and CEO of Grunder Landscaping Co., decided to spend more money on training in the last three years than the last three decades. Video shot by: Matthew Allen read more

3 ways The Greenery improved employee training

July 29, 2018By

Lee Edwards talks with us about the three ways he has improved employee training at The Greenery Check out our July cover story to learn more. read more

Case Study: A recorded approach

March 19, 2018By

One of the biggest training challenges is consistency. Based on who facilitates the training and even how busy things are, the experience at a landscape company can differ from trainee to trainee. To streamline messaging and make training more accessible, Perficut Cos., based in Des Moines, Iowa, launched Perficut University, a multifaceted approach that includes training videos. The idea for... read more

Train to retain

February 23, 2018By
Photo: LandCare

An onboarding program, including in-the-field training for all team members, is part of LandCare’s new staffing philosophy. As good employees become more difficult to find—and keep—LandCare, a commercial landscape maintenance company with more than 50 locations across the U.S., has adopted a new philosophy: train to retain. “It’s never been harder for our industry to find great people,” says Dana... read more

Park West’s Learning Academy provides training opportunities to employees

July 12, 2017By

Park West Cos., a provider of landscape construction, landscape management and tree care services, created the Park West Learning Academy to provide a range of training programs for its employees. “As an organization, we have set aggressive goals for growth in the coming years,” Park West CEO Jim Tracy said during the academy’s May opening. “For us to reach them,... read more

Scott to host foremen training session

February 10, 2017By

Jeffrey Scott is hosting a training session for landscape company foremen and supervisors. The one-day event takes place Feb. 27 in Dulles, Va., from 9 a.m.-4p.m. The session, called “Foremen, Forewomen and Supervisor Training: Learn five-star client service and people management skills for increased confidence, employee/client satisfaction and profitable jobs,” costs $249 with a $199 early-bird rate for those who... read more