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.
What’s wrong with getting your hands dirty in the scorching heat or numbing cold, with no guarantee of year-round employment? Say what you like about “kids today,” but the type of work we offer in the landscaping industry is contributing to high turnover rates. If the job itself is unforgiving, it’s up to us as business owners and managers to step in to keep our crews happy. This checklist is a great place to start.
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!