Going to make some major changes and wanted some input. First off this winter I'm going to sit down and write and employee manual. Rules, expectations, conduct, etc... Secondly I'm thinking about starting the hiring process now. Like this weekend now. Our season kicks off in Mid March with a ton of mulch and spring cleanups and the last couple years we have actually moved our mowing up a week to the last week in March due to the warm weather and precip. I usually wait till early March to start looking. Not anymore. I'm considering putting an ad out now for a crew leader and crew members and starting the interviewing and hiring process. Has anyone ever done this and what did you think about it?