Recruiting KitNEWS RELEASE


The Harvest Group Releases the Industry’s First Recruiting Tool Kit For Landscape Contractors

Proven Landscape Industry Tips, Tactics and Techniques for Finding and Getting “On Board” The Right People

April 16, 2012 – Finding good people from crew foremen to account managers to sales representatives, is still the number one challenge facing landscape contractors. Whether you are trying to grow or simply maintain your business, not being able to identify and hire the right people can be a challenge.

Landscape contractors who can’t find the right people end up falling into the following traps:

  • Sending out an inferior workforce into the field to service customers.
  • Being held hostage by their current workforce.
  • Not being able to grow and risk losing business due to the lack of good people.

That headache will disappear this spring with the introduction of the Harvest Group Recruiting Tool Kit. Designed for landscape contractors of all sizes, the Recruiting Tool Kit will include Bill Arman’s new book, The Harvest Way for Recruiting and Hiring the Right People.

Arman, the former vice president of human resources for Valley Crest Landscapes, has interviewed more than 5,000 job candidates in his career, and successfully hired hundreds of landscape professionals. His extensive knowledge and experience will benefit users, and put them on the right track.

The 133-page book will help build your recruiting machine and includes the following plus a whole “bunch” more:

  • Harvester Helpful Hints: More than 100 helpful bullet items to help build your recruiting machine.
  • Short Stories: 14 Lessons Learned with examples of recruiting successes.
  • Sources: 28 time-proven sources to find the right people.
  • Sample Tools: 16 Sample Tools including: Job Outlines and Interviewing Questions

The Video Series

A unique feature of the Recruiting Tool Kit is Harvesters Bill Arman and Ed Laflamme leading you through the key lessons covered in the book, step-by-step, all on video.

The Workbook

  • The workbook is where the Harvesters provide detailed information on how to implement your company’s recruiting strategy. Along with a video guide conducted by Harvesters Bill and Ed.

The Recruiting Tool Kit also includes the “Recruiting Toolbox,” a collection of valuable tips and information on effective interviewing techniques and how to structure your recruiting efforts. All the tools are downloadable and easily accessible for landscape contractors and include:

  • Job descriptions, performance reviews, screening and interview questions for five key positions: gardener, crew leader, account manager, business developer and branch manager.
  • Sample employment documents including the 360 Review, Offer Letter, Thanks but No Thanks Letter, On Boarding Check List, 10-15 Report and Benefit Summary Sheet.
  • Tools to organize the hiring process including how to handle exit interviews, examples of advertising pieces and recruiting flyers, how to develop bonus and sales commission programs, and sample pay ranges.

Put your recruiting problems behind you. Pre-order your tool kit today and get a 20% discount! For more information on the Harvester Recruiting Tool Kit visit here.

Bill Arman

worked for and helped grow one of the biggest landscape outfits in the country. He’s seen how the big boys do it, how their systems and structures work. So his know-how is rooted in recruiting, hiring, training and growing great people—that along with quality assurance. Bill, alone, has gone on 15,000 quality site visits in his career. Nobody else has that, not that we know of anyway. He received Lawn and Landscape/ Bayer Environmental Science's 2006 Leadership Award. Read Bill's full bio.