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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

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 […]

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Candidate 101

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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Dear Kristy: What Questions Should I Ask New Candidates?

Dear Kristy, Thank you for all the great advice you’re providing in your blogs! I was especially interested in the one you wrote about compensation, and what candidates today are looking for in new jobs. Now, I have a question for you. Before inviting candidates in for a formal, in-person interview, I like to have […]

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Dear Kristy: What Questions Should I Not Ask During An Interview?

Dear Kristy, Every time I sit down to interview a candidate, I have a fear I’m going to ask questions that aren’t allowed. I want to get to know candidates as best as possible while staying within what’s acceptable and legal. I understand guidelines for each state are different but do you have any basic […]

Get Double The Interviews With These Job Search Tips

While the pandemic slowed hiring in many sectors of the economy, including general construction and new home building in some areas, that is not the trend in restoration. At Wylander, our clients are crazy busy and constantly needing talent. Today, positions with the most openings include mitigation project managers, reconstruction project managers, and estimators. These […]

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