Engaged Employees

Employee Attraction & Retention

As a provider of environmental services, attracting and retaining top talent is critical to our success. We actively recruit candidates who share our commitment to advance the green industry. While our industry faces challenges of seasonal employment and high average turnover, our structure as an employee-owned company enables our talented employees to invest in us as we invest in them.

Management Approach

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Through employee ownership, the sustainability and success of Davey is linked directly to the success of our employees. While employee ownership serves as a differentiator for Davey, there remains a shortage of qualified candidates across skilled-labor industries. To ensure we have the right people in the right positions across our enterprise, we implemented a centralized, hub-based, talent management structure in 2016.

This year, we continued to focus talent acquisition efforts in our regional recruiting hubs, which service our residential and commercial business lines in the U.S. The hubs also support our utility services operations and to interface with counterparts in the Davey Resource Group (DRG) and Canadian operations.

In addition to strategic recruitment, we continue to use organic methods to identify top talent through initiatives like our Send-a-Friend employee referral program. The program allows any Davey field employee to refer a potential employee. For every viable referral, the employee can receive up to $1,000, with no limit on the number of employee referrals. We also participate in recruiting events each year and take advantage of guest lecture opportunities at universities.

Our People

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Total Employees by Country

Full Time Employees by Gender

Part Time Employees by Region & Gender

Contract Employees by Region & Gender

U.S. Employees by Ethnicity (%)*

Employees Covered by Collective Bargaining Agreements (%)

*Due to the seasonal nature of our industry, employee counts vary by as much as 5 percent over the course of the year to meet customer demand.

Trees Keep You Young and Fit

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Scientific Reports