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The Cost of Hiring a New (Lawn Care) Employee

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  • Gene Caballero
  • August 07, 2022

Look, hiring the right lawn care employee the first go around can save you a lot of time and money down the road. On the other hand, the cost of hiring an ill-performing employee can be more costly than simply paying your employees more in the first place. This infographic does a great job of breaking down the cost of hiring a new lawn care employee. Lets jump on in. 

What is the cost of hiring a new lawn care employee?

Hiring a new lawn care employee can be a difficult, painful and costly process. There are a lot of factors which lead to a costly hiring process from finding the prospective hire through advertising, to scheduling interviews, paying sign up bonuses, the cost of uniforms, training etc. the cost of hiring an employee can add up quickly. 

What does it cost to hire a bad employee?

Hiring a bad employee can be destructive to productivity. For one they may cause other employees to become unmotivated. Woerse still according to a Harris Poll, 41% of respondents estimated that the cost of a bad hire was around $25,000, crazier still 25% estimated that cost to be greater than $50k! That is a substantial amount of money for any business to loss, and while lawn care companies may be on the lower end of that spectrum, the cost of a bad hire is still substantial. 

How can I find the right employee for my lawn care company?

There are a few methods to finding the right hire for your lawn care company. But it ultimately boils down to finding the right client, paying them well, and treating them with respect. 


This infographic was produced by RecruiterBox, check them out for more great info on how to find the right candidates for the job, And also check out our lawn care pros blog where you will find one of a kind articles on how to grow, operate and manage your business like a pro. 

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