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5 Reasons To Hire Millennials

Millennials have long been classified as lazy, entitled, disloyal, self-centered, and a whole slew of other things. What if we told you that isn’t actually the case, and harnessing their positive traits and learning how to lead and nurture millennials could reap big rewards for your restoration company? According to a 2015 study by FMI, […]

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Dear Kristy

Dear Kristy: What are Challenges YOU Face as a Recruiter?

Dear Kristy, I’m an HR manager and I have to be honest, recruiting is one of my least favorite parts of the job. Yet here you are, doing it full-time, on a daily basis! What are some challenges YOU face in your recruiting efforts, and how do you overcome them? I hope hearing some of […]

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Candidate 101

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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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 […]

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Dear Kristy: What are some qualities you see in your top candidates?

Dear Kristy, Thank you for all the insight on your hiring and recruiting blog! I’ve been able to share some of your knowledge with our hiring team internally, and it has really helped us streamline our hiring process and avoid knee-jerk hiring decisions. With all the experience you and your team have, I’m curious what […]

Choosing The Right Recruiter For Your Construction Company

Recruiters and headhunters these days seem to be about a dime a dozen. However, they are not all created equal, nor offer the services and value to their clients. There are several criteria to consider when finding the right recruiting company, and recruiter, for your restoration or construction company. Fields Of Expertise Some recruiting companies […]

Emotional Intelligence: One of the Keys to a Healthy Company Culture, Part III

The first two articles in this four-part series on Emotional Intelligence (EQ) (part I, part 2) introduced the overall concept and explored the characteristics that are widely believed to make up what is termed “personal competence”—our ability to stay aware of our emotions and manage our behavior and tendencies. The last two installments will focus on […]

Emotional Intelligence: One of the Keys to a Healthy Company Culture, Part II

Part one in this four-part series provided an introduction to the concept of Emotional Intelligence (EQ), including identification of the four characteristics that are generally agreed to be at its core. The first characteristic, self-awareness—thoroughly understanding yourself and your effect on others—was reviewed. This included our personal strengths and weaknesses relative to our emotions, how they […]

Emotional Intelligence: One of the Keys to a Healthy Company Culture, Part I

It isn’t necessarily the smartest people who are the most successful or feel most fulfilled in life. You may know someone who is academically smart yet is socially inept and unsuccessful at work or in their personal relationships. Many believe that focusing on and learning to raise your Emotional Intelligence (EQ) can help you more […]

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