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The Power of Culture
“Culture will eat strategy for breakfast” couldn’t be more true. If you’ve struggled with organic growth, hiring and retention, or leadership initiatives like technology implementation failing to deliver results, it’s likely you have a broken company culture. Here’s how to fix it.
Stop Losing Employees
As 2020 comes to a close, it’s a great time to reflect on the year and review some key numbers.  Many businesses will look at sales, profitability, and even customer service numbers.  But very few review one of the most important numbers a business should be managing: turnover.  Here is why knowing this number is so critical - and what to do about it...
The Big 3 - Sales
The value of your business is enhanced by the presence of specific things. So let me ask you if these things exist in your business. If so, to what degree? If not, this blog post just might inspire you to do something that will make a tangible improvement in the value of your business.
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...
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...
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...
Ready, Set, Fail
For employers, it’s never been more important for newly-hired people to be successful since failure equates to starting over in a very tough recruiting environment. Yet, many employers continue to struggle with retention. A big part of this has to do with a lack of clarity surrounding the employee’s roles, tasks, and goals...
Engaging Employees In a Noisy World
The world is noisy! And the internet, in my opinion, has won. It makes our lives easier and provides us with nearly immediate answers. But what I have also found is that it can be, and is, a very large distraction. I don't think we have even begun to understand the effects on attention span and how that correlates to lost productivity...
3 Steps to Improve Recruiting
So, you would like to hire enough people to fill your open positions and hold onto them for a reasonable amount of time. Welcome to the club. Every employer is thinking the same thing and you are competing with them for people. How should you respond and how will you stand out in the crowd?...
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...
Reevaluating Employee Onboarding for 2019
New employees are frequently thrown into a new position in an industry they don’t fully understand without proper onboarding procedures. They’re offered minimal training with a brief overview or outdated orientation videos that don’t truly make a difference. This isn’t enough. Your onboarding process drastically affects your retention rate and employee success. Could you be using a better approach?...