All posts by: The BEST Blogger

All’s Fair in Love and Retention

by in BEST Advisory, BEST Industry News, BEST Recruiting

In the current candidate’s market, employee retention can seem like war, but it doesn’t have to be. Often, when top-grade managers leave their organization, it is because of reasons that could be addressed by company leadership and has little to do with salary. In our own internal surveys that we use with candidates, “Company Culture” […]

Meet with BEST in Baltimore at MANTS

by in BEST Events, BEST Industry News

The Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS) will be taking place in Baltimore on January 9-11, 2019 at the Baltimore Convention Center and BEST Human Capital & Advisory Group will be there! Todd Downing and Chris Cimaglio from BEST will be there to personally meet with company leaders to discuss their executive hiring, succession planning and/or […]

Interview Preparation: It’s Pronounced “Du-Moss”

by in For Candidates

A hilarious A&W Root Beer commercial from the early 90’s is also a cautionary tale. The commercial begins with a smiling, confident young man being interviewed for a job saying, “Mr. Dumbass, I can bring a lot to Dumbass and Dumbass. I’m a go getter. Dumbass material all the way. So, am I your man […]

Trends in Workforce Planning for 2019

by in BEST Advisory, BEST Industry News, BEST Recruiting

The economy keeps on humming along. So just how much of a candidate’s market is it right now? As of this writing, 250,000 new jobs were created in the U.S. last month (October 2018) with unemployment hitting a 48 year low of 3.7%. Average wages are also up 3.1% from a year earlier with gains […]

Meet with BEST Human Capital & Advisory Group at The IGC Show

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The Independent Garden Center (IGC) Show will be taking place in Chicago on August 14th-16th at Navy Pier. It is world’s biggest trade show and conference just for Garden Centers… and BEST Human Capital & Advisory Group will be there! The IGC Show is the perfect time to discuss executive hiring, succession and retention planning […]

BEST Observations and Takeaways from Cultivate’18!

by in BEST Events, BEST Industry News

Cultivate’18 proved to be one of the most productive and energetic in the event’s history.  The horticultural industry remains resilient to Mother Nature and adapting better and better to external challenges. Passing along the top Human Resource conversations that BEST Human Capital & Advisory Group had the pleasure of having with industry professionals at Cultivate’18… […]

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