CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY REPORT

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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The recruiting and employee development team cultivates employee strength by recruiting, training, and retaining a talented workforce to grow and advance the company.  The team supports hiring and early employee experiences for residential & commercial tree care, commercial landscaping, eastern utility, surgery, and DRG environmental services.  The approach of using recruiting hubs has allowed the support group to become a strategic partner to operations in talent acquisition, while continuing to expand full-cycle recruiting support in new areas of the company.

In addition to recruiting marketing and management support, the team supports the human resources business modernization effort to SuccessFactors; developing a corporate orientation and onboarding experience; formalizing Davey’s internship program; and examining alternative solutions for dependency on foreign visa programs. The team is piloting programmatic marketing campaigns, utilizing Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tools in Ed, and leveraging a Davey texting platform to gain efficiency and better connect with our candidate pool.

Our People

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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

Having 10 or more trees in a city block, on average, improves health perception in ways comparable to being seven years younger.

Scientific Reports