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The New York State Nursery and Landscape Association is a statewide professional trade association that is dedicated to advancing the interests of New York State's nursery and landscape businesses and professionals by promoting sound business practices, expanding state and local markets, and exerting leadership in the development of sustainable communities.

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The 10 Commandments of Employee Hiring and Retention

By Mel Kleiman, CSP

Mel KleimanCertified Speaking Professional Mel Kleiman is NYSNLA's 2016 Leadership Forum presenter. He is North America’s foremost authority on how to recruit, select and retain hourly employees. His company, Humetrics, founded in 1976, provides selection and retention tools as well as speaking, training, and consulting services. 

I. YOU SHALL COMMIT YOURSELF TO HIRING AND RETAINING ONLY THE BEST.
Great companies are great employers who are, in turn, able to hire great people. Mediocre employees breed mediocrity, so make sure you recruit and select ONLY the best. If a position goes unfilled for a while, you are still better off than if you settle for a new employee who does not measure up to your highest standards. Read more 

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Nursery Lines

The Winter 2016 issue is now online. Meet our 2016 Leadership Forum presenter, learn about native grasses, get up to speed on employment law, learn some QuickBooks tricks, catch up with regional chapter activities, and much more. Clicking the image at left will take you to a cover with clickable links to all the articles. Happy reading!

 

 

 

Court of Honor nominations open

NYSNLA is accepting nominations for 2016 CNLP of the Year and the NYSNLA Hall of Fame through May 31.

Read the Hall of Fame nomination guidelines here.

To nominate a candidate for the Hall of Fame or Gold Medal, please submit a letter to NYSNLA headquarters outlining why you believe this person is qualified for the honor. To nominate a CNLP of the Year candidate, please use this form.


Be sure to check out our Education Calendar regularly to find professional development opportunities in your region and around the state.  And, check our our Events Calendar to learn about meetings and networking opportunities.

Webinar update

The "Work Smarter, Not Harder" Webinar series continues Wednesday, April 20 at 9:30 am. with "The Layoff Alternative: How New York State's Shared Work Program Can Help You Hold On to Your Best Employees."

New York State Department of Labor Business Services Rep Amy Hadfield and Employment Services Rep Debbie Arbutina will explain how it works. Employees can receive partial unemployment insurance benefits while working reduced hours. Instead of cutting staff, you can reduce the hours of all employees, or just a certain group. Full-time, part-time and seasonal employees are eligible.

These webinars are free to NYSNLA members and come with CNLP credits. Click here to register.

Oldies but goodies

Our 2016 webinars are being recorded and will be posted on the new and improved NYSNLA.com website (coming soon)! See below for details on where to find materials from earlier webinars. Be sure you're logged into this site, as some of them are in the "Members"The Layoff Alternative: How New York State's Shared Work Program Can Help You Hold On to Your Best Employees,"

New York State Department of Labor Business Services Rep Amy Hadfield and Employment Services Rep Debbie Arbutina will explain the Shared Work Program, under which employees can receive partial unemployment insurance benefits while working reduced hours. Instead of cutting staff, you can reduce the hours of all employees, or just a certain group. Full-time, part-time and seasonal employees are eligible.

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Recordings, handouts and other resources related to Monica Mitchell Muir's two QuickBooks webinars can be found here

The slides from Heidi Mortensen's March webinar on "Hot New Perennials for 2015" can be downloaded here

Materials related to Aristoteles Rodriguez's April webinar "Navigating the Fair Labor Standards Act in the Landscaping Industry" are here and here.


This Month's Featured Member Business Benefit


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Payment Processing Consultants and NYSNLA have been proudly working together since 2005. PPC provides a wide array of credit card processing solutions to businesses. PPC offers competitive rates and pricing to members and provides easy, low-cost solutions, with a portion of its revenues benefiting NYSNLA. Request a quote here.

Thank You Corporate Partner

Become a Corporate Supporter

Are you a NYSNLA member who wants to interact with our Association on an elevated level? Take advantage of NYSNLA's Corporate Sponsorship program! We truly appreciate the support of our corporate sponsors, and it is our goal to ensure we foster a valuable partnership with all of our supporters.

You can select a sponsorship package when joining or renewing your annual dues, or contact Association Headquarters at info@nynsla.com and we'll help you select a sponsorship package that works best for your business.  Corporate Sponsor package information is available at this link.