Previous Experience Not Required: Hiring in today’s job market
By Tom Cline, Violand Management AssociatesOriginally published July 5, 2019R&R Magazine In last month’s article, I wrote about taking a longer view with hiring given the current challenges to find people with the right skills and the desire to work in, or make a career of, the restoration industry. Let’s shift the focus back to the […]
Creating an Effective Onboarding Process
Dear Kristy, My company currently does not have a formal onboarding process. We try our best to get people trained and ready to work, and I always thought things were going pretty well. However, we recently had a new employee who went a whole week without knowing where the bathroom was located. Another new hire […]
8 Tips to Nail Your Phone Interview
Phone interviews are often the first step of the hiring process for potential new employees, especially if the first step is a conversation with a recruiter. While it may seem like a phone interview will be an easy way to “sell yourself” to the new employer, it might actually be even more difficult to make […]
Appropriate Compensation in Today’s Job Market
By Tom Cline, Violand Management AssociatesOriginally published March 13, 2019R&R Magazine Too many business leaders have been misled by the “accounting mentality” and think paying their people too much (whatever that means) results in uncompetitively high costs. Seriously? Stop for a minute and think about the mindset this creates, one that treats inventory and equipment as assets […]
Invest Now to Improve Your Future Workforce
By Tom Cline, Violand Management AssociatesOriginally published June 12, 2019R&R Magazine Many of the articles you read provide insight regarding immediate actions to take or strategies to implement that will impact your business in the short term. This article is also about acting now, but for an impact on your business, and the restoration industry, […]
4 Tips for Reviewing Resumes
Dear Kristy, I get so many resumes that come through my office for various positions. With so much information on them, I’m unsure what elements are the most and least important, and worry I’m overlooking things. What should I be looking for during a quick one to two minute resume review? Thanks, The Resume Reviewer […]
Dear Kristy: What Tools Should I Use in the Hiring Process?
Thanks to technology, the way we hire has evolved to include a lot of tools to help us get to know every candidate we meet as best we can before extending a job offer. Gone are the days where a cover letter, resume, and interview were the only tools available. While they are helpful and […]
Dear Kristy: Why Should I Hire a Recruiter?
There are many areas in business where hiring someone to sit in that seat will really take the headache off of you. If you’re looking to take some of the pressure off hiring and recruiting, that is where a recruiter like Wylander can really help! Here are eight reasons to consider hiring a recruiter. […]
Dear Kristy: What Salary Range is Appropriate?
I get this question a lot! First, I want to point you toward a recent article written by Tom Cline, a business development advisor at Violand Management Associates. In that article, Tom makes the point that “competitive compensation practices are more critical than ever.” And he is right. As I’ve written about in past columns, […]
Dear Kristy: How Can I Find Techs?
This is a question we get a lot. In today’s economy, with unemployment at a 50-year low, finding technicians can be difficult. Unskilled workers have more choices than ever, for higher pay. Plus, if we are being honest, many of their options are more glamorous than the life of a water tech. They could get […]