Employment Development & Training
We believe in the professional growth of our Associates and provide ongoing training to help Associates achieve career goals including advancing within the company. Here's a glimpse of what we have to offer:
New-Hire Orientation Training
Setting the expectation for our associates from the very beginning to insure complete understanding of our company vision is just part of our New Hire Orientation. We are a customer focused company that strives to exceed the expectations of every customer. This introduction to a career with Pike Nurseries covers a wide range of topics that will inspire and prepare the new employee for their first day with our company.
Management Trainee Program
Our greatest asset is our associates. We understand the success of Pike Nurseries is our people and we need to provide career growth and development. The Manager Trainee Program is a nine week program of hands-on experience into the ins and outs of our operations. This training program provides interactive classes that practice coaching and training employees, store operations, financials, human resources, buying, marketing, visual merchandising presentations and much more.
Assistant Manager Training
We want every member of our management team to have the opportunity to continue their professional growth and development. Our Assistant Manager Training is to set our leaders on the course of more effective and efficient leadership. It gives them a more advanced training on store operations and financials, human resources, and overall employee mentorship and development, so that they can easily transition into their next career opportunity with Pike Nurseries.
Sales Skill Workshop
Developing our employee’s skills in terms of 100% customer satisfaction is our number one priority. Allowing our employees to gain knowledge in the areas of engaging and selling and uncovering all of the customers wants and needs through customer interaction is just some of what the Sales Skill Workshop has to offer. This is a very interactive program with specific customer service and selling scenarios.
New Product Training
Our buyers only bring in the best products that work in our area and it’s important that our associates know the products so they can give our customers accurate information that will allow them to garden without guesswork. New product training is offered in a variety of ways including supplier-partner seminars and training, store meeting product focuses and in-store buyer visits.
Pike Nurseries Trade Show and Product Knowledge Fair (photos below)
Each February, we create our own internal tradeshow that features our supplier-partners. Associates spend a day learning about new products and freshening up on our current product mix. This high-energy day is filled with dynamic speakers, great product knowledge and gives associates a chance to connect with other associates in the company. It truly is a one-of-a-kind event that is designed for our associates.