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Employees want to help companies go green
Separate surveys in the U.S. and the U.K. reveal that employees want to be able to share more tips and strategies so they can play a role in helping their companies become greener.
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Young workers look for green employers
College graduates have added “green” to the list of factors such as salary, location and benefits in their job search. They are looking for a company where they can not only contribute from day one, but where that company will also represent environmental values and educate employees on these issues. 
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Gardeners risking skin cancer if they don't take precautions
All that weeding and watering, mowing and mulching was once considered a happy way to build a tan. But years of sun exposure can have a terminally dark side. Gardeners are among the most at risk for developing skin cancer.
June 17, 2008 - In the U.S., the retail industry employs more older Americans than any other. Nearly 350,000 men and women 65 or older earn paychecks in the nation's stores. The Courier-Journal.com reports. | READ MORE
June 17, 2008 - In the U.S., the retail industry employs more older Americans than any other. Nearly 350,000 men and women 65 or older earn paychecks in the nation's stores. The Courier-Journal.com reports. | READ MORE
June 16, 2008, Vineland, Ont. — Flowers Canada Ontario is helping host a pair of timely employment programs on Monday, June 23. The sessions will be held in Rittenhouse Hall at the Vineland Resource Centre, near St. Catharines. The sessions are open to ornamental and vegetable growers.
May 29, 2008 Ottawa - For the first time ever, more Canadians are involved in selling products than producing them.
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More employees in retail sector than ever before
A Statistics Canada report released in May reveals that for the first time ever, more Canadians are involved in selling products than producing them. 
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Stress Busting 101
Your busiest season starts now. Gardeners are eager to get plants in the garden and spring can be a stressful time for garden centre operators and employees. Here’s a few tips to help you ease stress and keep staff energy high.
Your busiest season starts now. Gardeners are eager to get plants in the garden and spring can be a stressful time for garden centre operators and employees. Here’s a few tips to help you ease stress and keep staff energy high.
A couple of months ago, I enjoyed playing host to a long-standing ex-colleague from the U.K. (he hates being called an old boss!).
The first thing you have to consider in a retail garden centre or nursery scenario is that your safety concerns are basically two-fold. Your customers are the greater variable, as you have little control over what they will wear or how they will act at your place of business.
There are many different types of appraisal forms in use today. Although it takes time to develop a form specific for your operation, the results are worth the effort.
As you develop your form, focus on two questions:
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Appraisal forms helpful with productivity

There are many different types of appraisal forms in use today. Although it takes time to develop a form specific for your operation, the results are worth the effort.
As you develop your form, focus on two questions:
April 1, 2008 - Yesterday and today, minimum wage increased for workers across the country. The Retail Council of Canada includes a list of increases and rates on its website. | READ MORE 

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