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 […] Read More
Dear Kristy: Is The Great Resignation affecting the restoration industry?
Dear Kristy, I’ve been reading articles about something called The Great Resignation. How do you foresee this impacting hiring and retention in the restoration industry? Thanks, Johanna in Chicago Hello Johanna! In March of this year, Wylander had its busiest month for new acquisitions ever, and we can tell you that pace really has […] Read More
10 Tips to Nail Your Job Interview
Have a job interview coming up? Congrats! Whether it’s on the phone, via Zoom, or in person, we all know making a good impression is critical to get to the next step, and hopefully land the job! In the days leading up to your interview, take some time to do your homework to move yourself […] Read More
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 an 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 […]