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Questions to Ask When Interviewing and Hiring for Integrity

Integrity is important in every business (unless, I suppose, you’re part of the mob, but even then there’s a code to follow), but you could argue it reaches critical importance in the restoration and cleaning industry. Our teams are inside homes and businesses every day, filled with thousands of dollars in valuables, and charged with […]

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Dear Kristy

Setting Hiring Expectations in Today’s Restoration Industry

We have yet to run across a restoration company that thinks hiring is easy. Many of you network with the best of them and know how to approach that cashier or server with great customer service skills to see if they’re looking for another opportunity. The truth of the matter simply is that the candidate […]

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Candidate 101

6 Tips to Impress Hiring Managers

When viewing resumes, statistics show it only takes hiring managers a few seconds to know whether a candidate is someone they want to talk to about an open position. First impressions are also critical when you, the candidate, reach the interviewing stage. But even beyond that first impression, checking off more items on our list […]

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Creating a LinkedIn Profile that Gets You Noticed

As of March 2021, there were more than 740 million active users on LinkedIn. Today, it is one of the top social media platforms, especially for professionals looking to market their brands, establish themselves as industry thought leaders, and network. According to research, nearly two-thirds of users trust LinkedIn to protect privacy and data, compared […]

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Dear Kristy: Prioritizing Hiring Needs

Dear Kristy, I have never used a recruiter before, but have now found myself in a position where I need to hire a lot of people as our company has grown significantly in the last year, and our internal team cannot keep up with the needs of our different locations and branches. Can I hire […]

Reasons To Consider A Job Change

Leaving a job, especially during a time of uncertainly, is a big decision to make. During the pandemic, we have found many candidates who would love to make a job change but are hesitant to give up a “steady” job. The good news is that if you work in the restoration industry, companies are busy […]

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Dear Kristy: How Can I Recruit Top Construction Talent?

Dear Kristy, Despite the pandemic, the competition for construction workers – project managers, estimators, superintendents, etc. – is tough in our region! We have a nearly continual need for these positions as our own company continues to experience explosive growth. Of course, we use Wylander for a lot of our hiring needs, but internally, what […]

Creative Ways to Find New Employees

One of my favorite ways to find new talent for my company is to engage with customer service people I meet while out and about every day. This could be a stellar server at a local restaurant; a friendly, smiling, helpful cashier at the grocery or hardware store; an employee at a full-service gas station […]

2 Simple Ways To Attract & Retain Talent In A Post-COVID World

While we aren’t in a post-COVID world just yet, as I sit to write this in late December of 2020, there is some relief in sight with some approved vaccines. While the construction/restoration industry is different from desk jobs that went remote in March and likely remain so, there are some lessons we can take […]

Keywords For Restoration Candidate Searches

This blog is for candidates and contractors, alike! Candidates… if you’re looking to get noticed and get hits on your resume, these keywords are for you! Contractors… if you’re hiring for your restoration company, using these keywords while you search for candidates can cut your search time down considerably! When our recruiters sit down to […]

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