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.
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.
We talk a lot about the ways that online training can help you get your new employees up to speed...well, quicker! But don't take our word for it. Listen to Tony Sellers of Sellers Services uses Greenius Online Training to get new employees trained quicker, more conveniently, and cheaper!
When it comes to building a great landscaping company, there is no doubt that people are your greatest asset, but let's be real; in this industry, people need tools to get the job done. No one is cutting grass with their teeth, or digging holes with their hands. The best tools are no substitute for the worst employees, but getting your people using equipment properly will reduce safety concerns, improve efficiency, and eliminate costly equipment damage. With Greenius online training videos, you can get your crew up to speed on using new equipment and help them master the tools they're already using.
As a manager of some of your organizations’ most valuable resources, you are accountable to the results of your team, positive and not.
High turnovers rates in your business can lead to wasted time and wasted money. While that's true when it comes to finding and hiring new employees, it's also true when it comes to onboarding new employees and getting them to a point when they can contribute as crew members in your business. Formal training programs like Greenius can help get new hires up to speed faster.
We've said it before, and we'll say it again (and again, and again); finding and keeping the right employees is critical to the success of your landscape business. Once you've got the right employees, amazing things can happen! Finding those employees can be hard, but a training program can help turn amazing potential into amazing performance.
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.
It's no secret that finding good employees is no easy task. In 2013 Forbes.com reported that skilled trades had been the hardest industry to fill employment gaps for the previous three years. Almost 10 years later, it seems the trend is only getting worse. In 2018 the Associated General Contractors of America found that 70% of contractors had a difficult time finding qualified workers. While there are many factors influencing this worrying trend, there are some things you can do to make finding and keeping good employees a little easier. We’ll lay out some of the creative ways you can find good employees, and how to keep them once you’ve got them.
Technology, an encapsulating term for both our fears and anxieties along with our imagination and wonder. You have likely found yourself on both sides of this spectrum, simultaneously cursing your smartphone for “going to slow” while revelling in its technological mysticism.