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TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES


COVER STORY 12


WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT • The workforce shortage is real. Here’s how the landscape industry plans to cope.


• How NALP and the NALP Foundation are Responding to the Landscape Industry’s Workforce Crisis.


• NALP Introduces its Landscape Management Apprenticeship Program.


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4 WAY TO FIND GOOD PEOPLE Landscape business owners share the solid, tested tactics


they’ve used to find valuable workers. 26


BUILDING A SAFER OPERATION Think safety is just something that happens naturally at


landscape businesses? Think again. It takes work. These three businesses share how they view safety at their companies and how this thinking earned them NALP Safety Recognition Awards.


IN EVERY ISSUE


PRESIDENT’S LETTER 6 Asking the Right Questions Leads to Effective Workforce Development


NEWS, NOTES & QUOTES 8 Why Every Landscape Professional Should Experience NCLC


10 NCLC Attendees Speak Out


FROM THE HILL 30 2018 Elections Recap and Debrief


HR INSIGHTS 32 Court Invalidates Fixed Salary/ Fluctuating Workweek Pay System


TECHNICALLY SAVVY 34 The Questions I’m Asked Most Often


SAFETY ZONE 35 Benefits of a “Buddy System”


NEW MEMBERS 36 NALP’s Newest Members


CEO’S LETTER 38 Your New NALP Website is Here


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THE LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONAL > JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019


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