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Are You Kidding Me?
Jordan started two weeks ago. He has a good attitude and seems eager to learn. But I’m discovering that he is lacking some basic knowledge and skills. And I’m realizing that for him to be successful, we are going to have to train him up in some areas we weren’t planning on. My first reaction was, “Are you kidding me?” But after more reflection I changed my mind about how to approach this. Let me explain...
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Finding and Retaining Talent in the Landscape Industry
There’s an old saying, “You can’t find good help these days,” that for many in the green landscape industry seems to be especially true. The triple whammy of a low unemployment rate, rising wages, and a generally smaller pool of qualified individuals makes the hiring challenge for landscaping companies even greater...
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Want to Give a 17% Employee Bonus?
One of the biggest problems with labor today is that your employees want more money but you can’t afford it. Some companies, however, make enough money to pay employee bonuses equal to two months’ salary! They do this while actually increasing profit. Here’s the secret…
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The Secret To Retaining Your Best People
Like many businesses, you have some great people and you don’t want to lose them. Well, today is your lucky day. In this blog post, I’m going to share with you one of the greatest secrets of our time:  how to retain your best people...
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Please Share This
The challenge of finding and holding onto talented people is a growing concern. Thankfully, there is also a growing set of resources available to employers. I invite you to consider the following resources and also to share this article with your key people...
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How to Avoid These 5 Ginormous Landscape Leadership Mistakes
As an owner, fessing up to missteps in business building and management is hard. When you know something isn’t going well in your operational systems or with your personnel, it’s easy to stand back and put your head in the sand or focus on something less challenging. The cost is your relational and professional credibility with your staff. You can’t afford that cost. It’s both too high and hard to come back from. So, what do you do? You have to face it head-on. Name it clearly without blaming or shaming anyone - especially yourself. Then, outline what needs to be done, write out the steps, and take action. Here are the 5 ginormous landscape leadership mistakes and how to avoid them...
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Where Are the Applicants?
With the spring hiring season upon us, many employers are discovering that nobody is applying to fill their open positions. What was a serious problem in previous years has become an existential crisis this year. If there are no workers, there is no business. This is more than serious. This is about survival...
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How to Afford a 14% Employee Bonus
One of the biggest problems with labor today is that your employees want more money but you can’t afford it.  Some companies, however, make enough money to pay 10 times the employee bonuses as their competition without sacrificing profit.  Here’s the secret…
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