It’s a tight labor market, and to win the war for talent you have to be smart. That’s why we’ve started extending job offers at Grunder Landscaping Co. to good candidates at the end of their in-person interview, right there on the spot.
The Grow Group team is busy making its way to Denver to ensure we’ve got every last duck in a row before GROW! 2019 kicks off Wednesday afternoon. But if you aren’t able to join us, don’t despair—you can follow along on social media, where we’ll be sharing out tactics, insights, photos, and videos from the conference all week long.
Recently, I was conducting an onsite consultation for a landscaping company whose owner had an ambitious vision for his business. He thought they were doing okay but he knew he could accomplish so much more if only his team were more engaged and invested in the company’s success.
Sound familiar? I hear this a lot. And every time I do, I ask the owner what it is he or she is doing to foster and drive that engagement.
Without a doubt, one of the most common questions we get at The Grow Group from the landscape pros we work with is What numbers should I be looking at?
This discussion invariably leads to the need for a financial and efficiency dashboard, a central location with meaningful data points from which you can run your whole company and always have a pulse on how well you’re doing.
We can’t grow our companies without hiring and nurturing young people, and without being open to their ideas and insights. I was reminded of this again this week when I headed out to Brigham Young University in Salt Lake City to spend some time sharing what I know about our industry with the students in their top-notch horticulture program. As much as I hope I helped them, they helped me to see the challenges we’re facing at Grunder Landscaping in new ways: