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How does your company measure up? Email
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 10:00 PM

 

Measure your company's growthA new year is a new start. What you do in the next 12 months will determine where you are this time next year. Where do you want to go in terms of operations and efficiency, safety, business management, marketing and environmental stewardship?

As the saying goes, you won’t know how far you’ve come until you know where you started. To chart progress, we need benchmarks to know those starting points. Where are we right now and where do we want to go?

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Recruiting 2015: Get outside the box Email
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 08:00 PM

Recruit outside the boxAlmost all landscape firms are impacted by the lack of trained and skilled employees. Most say they could do more work—and move up the backlog—if they had more people. This situation is pushing many companies to think differently about how, when and where they recruit.

Following are 3 strategies that challenge traditional recruiting methods. They were shared by a key HR and recruiting team member with a Denver-area landscape company.

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How to recruit US military veterans Email
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 08:00 PM

 

Hire a Colorado VeteranALCC members often cite hiring great staff as one of their biggest challenges. If you face a staffing shortage, have you considered hiring a US military veteran? There are many resources available to help you connect with vets and find quality employees. These resources serve the entire state of Colorado, so even if you are along the Western Slope or another town outside Fort Collins/Denver/Colorado Springs, there are tools available to you.

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What’s new in 2015 for ALCC’s Job Fair? Email
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 05:00 PM

 

Landscape Industry Job FairIndustry job fairs are a key resource for finding people with experience and others looking for a new career. This year, ALCC is taking 5 new tactical steps to attract these job seekers to member organizations and to a great industry.

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Diggin’ the dirt: 2015 is International Year of Soil Email
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 08:00 AM

Soils Support Urban LivingThe two most critical elements to sustaining life as we know it are water and soil. But when it comes to which one gets the spotlight, water always seems to win. It keeps the upper hand if for no other reason than it washes us off when we get dirty. Yet, as the soil nerds are quick to point out, there are more living organisms in a single teaspoon of soil than there are people on earth.

Those who dig the dirt and all it brings to life will be glad to know 2015 has been designated by the United Nations as the International Year of Soil, which has in turn been endorsed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA).

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