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What Green Industry Students Look for in a Landscape Career

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Mon, Jun, 29, 2015 @ 17:06 PM

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Coming up on #landscapechat - the next generation of green industry employees. Get to know the newest crop of professionals and how you can attract them to your company. 

Like all industries, the Green Industry is only as strong as its people. In the June 2015 issue, "In Good Hands", Lawn & Landscape Magazine sizes up the strengths and weaknesses of the next generation of employees in the column "These Kids Today" by Chuck Bowen. Several of the new generation of employees are spotlighted in the magazine, which also features stats at the end of the story.  

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and partner Lawn and Landscape Magazine Editor Kate Spirgen @LawnLandscape for #Landscapechat on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 11 a.m. P.T.or 2 p.m. ET. This is the Twitter chat where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscape tweeps, each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.

Discussion Overview

Key observations on this topic will include:  

  • Ready, Willing and Able - Find out what fuels their ambitions and drives those students planning to enter into the green industry after graduation.
  • Company Culture - Great pay is good but good company culture can be a deal breaker for students. 
  • Good Pay and Benefits - Students entering the green industry work force want more than a paycheck.  Things like steady pay increases, health insurance and working outdoors tops the list.
  • Green Industry Student Demographics - Toss out the sterotypical student demographic and be surprised who is joining the green industry work force.
  • Internships - Learn why if you want to attract good employees, you better have a great internship program in place.
Join the Conversation
Corona Tools Landscapechat
Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #landscapechat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the landscapechat room on Tweetchat.
They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!  If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Landscapechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now landscapechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries!
photo courtesy of Lawn & Landscape Magazine

Topics: Corona Tools, #Landscapechat, Lawn & Landscape, New Generation of Employees

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