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HortiTrends Weekly News and Comment - 2015 Looks Promising Based on New Job Adverts - Support Horticulture Connected in 2015 - January 9th

Our first week back in 2015 has more or less been taken up with getting new job adverts together for businesses ranging from Landscape, Garden Retail, Nurseries to Sports Surfaces. Deciding to hire extra staff when you are busy has the same effect as deciding to market yourself when you are quiet. Its too little too late! The most successful companies we deal with on a regular basis via www.JobsInHorticulture.ie are the ones who give themselves a lead in time of 6 to 8 weeks to advertise a vacancy or new position.

It can be hard to plan that far ahead, but once you know you have that new team member coming on board it will concentrate your mind to go out there and get new business. As I have mentioned before, the biggest mistake that I hear people in the horticulture sector admit to making, is Hiring the Wrong Person. This usually happens when you are under too much pressure to research your applicants properly. Gut feeling about someone is useful but speaking to at least two referees for that person will either confirm that you are about to make a good hire or a big and costly mistake.

The other problem we come across if that both employer and employee promise the sun, the moon and the stars to each other. An honest job description, warts and all separates those with a romantic view of working in horticulture from those who are not afraid of hard work and getting their hands dirty. Employee's who over promise an employer will have explaining to do to future employee's about that job that did not work out. Be honest about your weaknesses, as if your honesty and enthusiasm shines through an employer is more likely to take an informed chance on you. Happy Hiring!

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