Retention rate is an important metric for any business. While it is most often used to measure the number of customers a business retains year over year (or month over month, depending on how you keep track), retention rate as it relates to employees is often just as important. In the landscaping industry, where employers often struggle to keep good employees, knowing how to improve your employee retention rate can help you save money and grow your business.
Surprising Facts on the Impact of Slip and Falls Did you know that Slip and Falls are among the leading causes of injury and can cost more than $34 Billion in medical bills annually across America?
Landscape Leaders Webinar Recap with Beth Berry, RealGreen Systems, and Andrew Wesselman, A&A Lawncare & Landscaping The following is a short highlight from the conversation between Beth Berry, Director of Marketing at RealGreen Systems, and Andrew Wesselman, Owner of A & A Lawncare. The pair discuss how Andrew transformed A&A Landscapings shotgun style of direct marketing to a focused, data-driven, approach; boosting their marketing ROI and overall success.
Finding the right talent for your business is a tricky endeavour. There can be a lot of unseen costs to attracting, recruiting, screening and hiring new employees. This is why savvy companies will know this cost down to the penny, factoring in everything from posting a job online to the time invested in finding and vetting each candidate. However, bringing new people into your company is only the first step in building your rockstar team. Organizations also need to have a strategy to retain, grow and empower employees at every level - otherwise risk turnover rates and wasted investments.
In the best selling business book “Good To Great,” author Jim Collins makes a bold statement. While analyzing some of the world’s most successful companies, Collins realized that the difference between a good company and a great company was not a unique product, technology, vision, or charismatic leader; it was all about the people. As Collins says, “great vision without great people is irrelevant.”
We see the positive impact of training on the landscaping companies we work with every day, but usually we simply smile to ourselves or share the story with our team. There’s no reason to keep the bottom-line benefits of training a secret, though. Here are 8 ways training can make your landscaping business more successful.
As a manager of some of your organizations’ most valuable resources, you are accountable to the results of your team, positive and not.
The significance of employee engagement cannot be overstated, regardless of the size, value or make of a business. From day one of employment through to retirement or termination, it's paramount that your staff contribute positively towards the company’s progress and actively engage with their colleagues. It's not just enough to have a few excellent people; you need them all.
It’s a great time to be an employee, tougher so to be an employer. With unemployment rates continuing to trend into lower percentages, employers increasingly are being challenged to innovate and refine their employee management process.
If you own a landscaping company, you don't need us to tell you that crew turnover is painful and expensive. What you do need are proven tips for retaining top talent. This article reveals the 6 secrets we've learned about coaching from the best landscaping companies so you can coach your way into a crew that stays with you.