Good help is hard to find — especially in the horticulture industry. And believe it or not, it’s an issue many in the publishing industry struggle with as well. We’re extremely lucky to have an amazing staff here at Greenhouse Management, thanks in part to the employee benefits we are able to offer and the collaborative work environment that’s encouraged.

In fact, in 2008, our parent company, GIE Media, was named the No. 1 Best Magazine Company to Work For by Publishing Executive magazine.

We’re hoping that recognition for the wonderful workplace you’ve cultivated can help your greenhouse attract top-quality talent as well. So, it is with great pleasure to announce the first annual Best Horticulture Companies To Work For study. The study is being conducted in partnership with the Best Companies Group, a research company that specializes in selecting and recognizing great workplaces.

Not only will the study look at workplace policies and practices, Best Companies Group will reach out to your employees (anonymously, of course) to see how they rank their experience in the workplace.

You can enter as either a greenhouse, a garden center or both! If you have 15 or more full-time or part-time (not seasonal) employees and operate in the U.S. or Canada, you can enter to be ranked among the “Best Horticulture Companies to Work For.” Plus, if your company makes the final ranking, you will also be featured in Greenhouse Management magazine (if you’re a greenhouse operation) or Garden Center magazine (if you’re a retail garden center).

To learn more, visit BestHorticultureCompaniesToWorkFor.com and register by Nov. 20.

I can’t wait to hear about all of the wonderful things your greenhouse is doing to make your operation the best of the best.

Kate Spirgen, Editor | kspirgen@gie.net | 216-393-0277