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HortPost, May 13, 2016

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May 13, 2016

Motivating Staff

As we move through the spring season, many of you are looking for ways to motivate your staff. Common material perks are bonuses and free food, but these don’t always drive long-term satisfaction and wellbeing among employees. Here are three suggestions for other ways to increase staff satisfaction and subsequently productivity. Inspiration: Use customer testimonials to remind staff how their work is improving people’s lives. Announcing profit based charitable donations can also have a positive impact. Kindness: It’s easy to get wrapped up in the business of business. Stopping to ask staff how they are doing personally and really listening to the answer can go a long way to fostering good relationships. Self-care: Reduce staff job stress by finding ways to encourage exercise and work breaks, and respect stricter boundaries between work and home. Source: Green Profit Magazine

Add vendor codes to your tags and prevent loss

If you’re printing your own tags using OnSyte label printers, consider adding a vendor code in addition to plant name, your logo, pricing, etc., to your tags. By knowing the source of all your green inventory, you’ll be in much better shape should issues arise. If a block of plants becomes infested with pests or disease, a quick look at the vendor code can tell you exactly where they came from, and you can approach your suppliers about the issue. Try using a three-letter code for each vendor (example: VHN for VanHoodenpyle Nursery) and put it in the corner. Your customers will likely never notice it, or care if they do.


Waterproof, Flexible Keyboard

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 Lightweight, adjustable sign holders adjust to fit any sign. Adjustable stake can be raised or lowered to any desired height. Includes stake, base and face. Can be used free standing or secured with screws to any surface. Comes in white. Consider this for use with our Billboards, laser printable signs and sold signs. Packages of 25

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