Employee recruitment: How effective are newspaper ads?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Matts Lawns, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. Matts Lawns

    Matts Lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    I need to assemble a crew of two or three guys with experience to run the weekly lawn service this season. Is an ad in the classifieds going to do the trick? I so, any ideas on what exactly to post would be greatly appreciated. If not, what do I do?

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  2. Dallas Turf

    Dallas Turf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 245

    I would suggest posting a help wanted sign at your local suppliers Lesco, Power equipment Store, Nurseries to try to find experienced help. Our major local paper in Dallas wanted an outrageous sum of money to run an employment ad. If you are going to use the paper i would run in your local small hometown paper to get help that is close to you.
  3. Matts Lawns

    Matts Lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    Thanks Dallas, It is definately crazy how much the newspapers want for that, especially when I need all cash I can get right now. Have you aver posted in the newspaper? Does it alteast work?

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