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Why is the lead time to hire so long in our industry when unemployment is so high?
Get your candidate to say YES to the job. Even during a pandemic.
Precautions to take when interviewing during a pandemic and how to get a candidate to say YES to the job.
Social media is more important than ever when hiring top talent in the Horticulture and Landscaping industries.
Can COVID Help Our Industry?
We're hearing from candidates that they are looking to change industries. Is now the time to capitalize on this?
How can we make it easier for candidates to show their interest?
Recruiting, Hiring, and the Coronavirus.
We are staying abreast of the coronavirus and how it impacts our industry with regard to recruiting, interviewing, and hiring. A few suggestions and precautions.
Are resumes and profiles getting shorter and more condensed? Or, is it our imagination? We have to become better at asking questions and being super sleuths.
Candidates have feelings too; let's be better in 2020 in being transparent and build a great candidate pipeline at the same time!
Bench strength is a key component as we move into 2020. Ask yourself these questions to determine your level of strength and what you can do about it now.
Job Board VS Employment Website - Which is best for you?
Find out why a good employment website builds community, AND, your candidate pipeline.
The Story of HireHorticulture
From an inspiration many years ago to an idea, HireHorticulture was founded on the principle of being of service to the Hort and Landscape industries, with a mission to match candidates looking for great jobs, and companies in need of them.
Dear potential boss; I quit before I even start!
Examples of how NOT to lose great candidates during the interview process.
Get into a sharing mode vs. selling mode. Set yourself apart from other hiring managers and interviewers.
Terminated Employees Can Become Brand Ambassadors
Steps to take when an employee isn't the "right fit" and still have that employee speak highly of the company.
Interviewing: It's Not Just Vetting a Candidate Anymore.
Time spent interviewing has more value than you originally thought.
2019 Recruiting Maneuvers founder, Suzanne Kludt, shares her advice in the second of a five-part series dealing with creating a well-rounded workforce, diving into the recruitment process. is now offering recruiting videos that can be added to your company profile page and job postings. Supercharge your recruiting efforts with a quick recruiting video showing YOUR culture.
Happy New Year folks! It's time to get a strategy in place to combat recruiting in 2019. Get started ASAP, post now, jump ahead of your competition.
Take the Recruiting hat off, put the Marketing hat on. Candidates have choices; how are you going to set yourself apart and REALLY engage a candidate to continue through the process of applying and interviewing with your company?
The Labor Game - 2018 State of the Industry Report
Greenhouse Management magazine published their 2018 State of the Industry Report in the October issue. In this article, the author highlighted the difficulties companies face finding qualified labor.
New employee onboarding is the process of integrating a new employee with a company and its culture, as well as getting a new hire the tools and information needed to become a productive member of the team.
We asked thousands, and they responded. Great info on attracting talent via job postings.
The Perfect Storm
One concern that knows no bounds is labor. Initially, labor crunches were on the supply side. Now we’re starting to see it on the retail side.
In a perfect world, with perfect candidates around every corner, quality candidates in large quantities would be just lovely! But this is not reality and sometimes finding one quality candidate can be a challenge.
Resolving Conflicts
Whether at home or at work, conflict is unavoidable. Addressing conflict head on—working through it and moving forward are essential for the bottom line. Suzanne Kludt, founder of, offers advice on how to tackle conflict.
Hiring for the Long Haul
Labor shortage. Two words no employer wants to hear, particularly right before hiring season. However, if you’ve started your hiring process already, you may be coming across a climate that favors the candidate because of shortages in the workforce.
5 Behavioral Interview Questions You Should Ask
Dig a bit deeper by asking situational questions.
3 Ways To "Kill" The Candidate Experience and Lose Interest From Applicants
Easy, fixable ways to keep your candidate "pipeline" alive and strong. Don't "kill" the candidate experience!
Hort Humor Corner Vol. 5
More HORT humor to bring some laughter to your day.
Hort Humor Corner Vol. 4
A little bit of HORT humor to lighten the day.
Hire Externally or Look Within?
How to identify and determine if the best course of action is to hire an external candidate or promote an internal team member.
Hort Humor Corner Vol. 3
A little bit of HORT humor to lighten the day.
5 Tips to Writing Great Job Postings
Recruiting via the Internet in the Hort World is here to stay. Here are 5 tips to writing great job postings that will help attract more qualified applicants for your open positions.
Hort Humor Corner Vol. 2
A little bit of HORT humor to lighten the day.
Retaining Top Talent – A New Focus on Employee Engagement
Once hired, retaining that perfect candidate as a long term, productive employee becomes important. With the unemployment below 5 percent it’s no surprise that business owners are focused with employee engagement to retain their top talent.
Hort Humor Corner Vol. 1
A little bit of HORT humor to lighten the day.
Turnover Costs Way More Than You Think
The cost of employee turnover can be staggering, consider a mentoring program to retain talent and get employees THRIVING and not just SURVIVING.
Recruiting vs Marketing. Time to Think Differently.
Companies have realized that they need to promote their jobs the same way they market their services and products. We think creativity and understanding are of utmost importance.
ANALYTICS. Do You Really Know Where Your Candidates Come From?
Keeping track of your hiring-source analytics will help you understand the true cost per hire. Choosing the right recruiting source is good for your bottom line.
LET'S GET PERSONAL!  Write a killer job posting.
Get personal when trying to find top talent. More tips on how to write a fabulous job posting that will attract top notch candidates, even those that may be just "browsing."
Don't EVER say this in an interview.
4 Painful Horticulture Job Recruiting Mistakes
Common, but easy to correct, recruiting mistakes.
Are Your Job Ads Annoying?
Find out if what you're saying is seriously annoying and driving potential candidates away from applying.