While the industry manages HR in a myriad of ways, it is usually dependent on how many employees the company has. Larger companies typically hire HR talent and/or will outsource to an HR consulting company. Smaller companies typically manage in house and may use some form of limited HR outsource for things like payroll and benefits.
Human Resources is a very serious matter and mistakes can be costly. While topics like litigation and turnover immediately come to mind, other less obvious but serious consequences such as capacity restraints, morale, and business reputation are at stake. This section will share some common resources available to you, but if you have specific areas of concern you should seek expert advice and/or legal guidance.
While safety is an area we all focus on in the landscape and irrigation industry, some areas need an occasional reminder. PVC piping systems and the solvent weld process fit into this category. Weld-On, a leader in the irrigation glue and accessory market, offers some great safety resources and tips (see below). For more information […]
Here is a really good quick read from Entrepreneur magazine as it relates to on boarding new employees to your business. Turnover and poor performers can suck your business dry fast! Even though there is a lot of seasonal turn over in the landscape industry the six factors the author covers in this article are […]
Well-trained employees are the backbone of any good business, and as an industry loaded with owner operators, this includes owners. As an industry going through a lot of changes in products and practices, training is more important today than ever. Topics like drought tolerant, indigenous, sustainability, smart irrigation, low impact, permeable pavers, and more, dominate the […]