Hiring for the 1st Time.

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by CC Lawncare, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. CC Lawncare

    CC Lawncare LawnSite Member
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    I have been in the lawncare for a few years but have never actually had full-time employees, outside of my family. I have put off hiring others for longer than I should but now I can put it off no longer. Can anybody help me with their version of an "Employee Booklet" "Standard Operation Procedurses" that states what/what not employment with my(or your) company entails?
    I can fine-tune it to make it applicable to my company but I am looking for someones help with a format or template to get me started in the right direction.Please Help! :confused:
     
  2. drsogr

    drsogr LawnSite Bronze Member
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    This is something I am interested in as well. I haven't looked around much. I would think that there might be a "standard" one on the internet that you could modify.
     
  3. CC Lawncare

    CC Lawncare LawnSite Member
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    I did a web search but all I was coming across were greens programs that were available for a fee. I will go that route if I must but I am hoping to put something together myself.
     
  4. drsogr

    drsogr LawnSite Bronze Member
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  5. CC Lawncare

    CC Lawncare LawnSite Member
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    Thank you drsogr. I will take a look at that link now. I have been planning to give the SBA a call but wasn't sure if they would have what I needed in a easy-to-get-to manner. By the link that you sent me, it looks like they do. Thanks again!
     
  6. drsogr

    drsogr LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If you get something together...you might light me look it over. I have been wanting to build an employee manual. I could proofread yours and give you some ideas. That would help both of us out.
     
  7. DeereHauler

    DeereHauler LawnSite Senior Member
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    go to the pa state web page. it was www.state.pa.us but i think i t may have changed. click on starting a business, or small business links. i printed out a 50 page book on what to do.

    good luck
     
  8. CC Lawncare

    CC Lawncare LawnSite Member
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    Drsogr.
    Yeah, so good to me. I am working on it now and will keep you posted when it is done for review. It will be a couple weeks most likely though.
     
  9. CC Lawncare

    CC Lawncare LawnSite Member
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    Thanks Deere Hauler. I will check that link out as well.
     

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