Management

Exit Strategies, Part 2: Keeping It in the Family

This is the second article in a series TCI Magazine will run in 2022 looking at exit and succession strategies for owners of tree care businesses. Part 1, “Demystifying Succession Planning: What’s Next for the Future of Your Business?” ran in the May 2022 issue. In the first article of this series on exit strategies, […]

New Risks in Workers’- Compensation Insurance

Just as many employers are getting workers’-compensation premiums and related costs under control, the COVID pandemic is introducing new hazards to the regulatory terrain. While claims are increasing for mental distress and pandemic-related accidents, state regulatory agencies are expanding coverage to a presumption of the workplace origination of infections, medical marijuana use and other novel […]

A Turning Point for Women in Tree Care

If we were to assess the status of women in the tree care industry in their view, it would boil down toa) women now are an established, integral part of the industry and are growing more so every day; b) they largely have grown way past the stage of being a novelty and needing acceptance […]

Long-Distance Leadership: Managing a Remote or Hybrid Workforce the Right Way

Managing people who work from home is nothing new for many leaders, but getting the mechanics right can be another matter. With a few smart moves, anyone can learn to manage a remote workforce effectively. Move one: Recognize that you may have been thrown into the deep end of the pool without much preparation. A […]

Where Are All the Workers?

Many tree care businesses are finding themselves short of the one thing they need to thrive and grow: workers. The Bank of America recently estimated that 4.6 million workers exited the labor force during the pandemic – but only half are expected to rejoin by the end of the year. How to coax those badly […]

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