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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 […]

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Dear Kristy

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 […]

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Candidate 101

3 Ways Recruiters Help Candidates Find Career Jobs

If you’re on the job hunt, and have been reached out to by one of our recruiters – be happy! Your job hunt and the interview process just got a whole lot easier now that you have a recruiter in your court! If you hear from one of our recruiters, know that we already think […]

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Dear Kristy: What if I start to doubt a candidate is a good fit?

The main rule for hiring is to be honest. This is the best way to uphold yours and your company’s integrity while drawing in top talent.

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4 Things to Know About Restoration & Construction Industry Jobs

The labor shortage in the construction industry is far from a secret. Despite pushes to encourage younger generations to consider careers in the trades, available talent is in short supply. The problem isn’t just with a lack of younger workers entering the industry. According to Forbes, 600,000 workers left construction jobs when the recession hit […]

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Hiring and Recruiting Challenges in 2020

New year, new opportunities, and new challenges, right? There are some definite hiring and recruiting trends we expect to continue and arise in 2020. Here’s what they are: Talent Shortage Yes, this is expected to continue, and we realize it is a true pain point for many restoration companies across the U.S. In a recent […]

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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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Dear Kristy: I Don’t Have Time To Hire

Dear Kristy, I really need to hire a new project manager, but our company is small and I’m currently managing the projects and so much more myself. I just do not have time to go through the hiring process. I’m hoping you have some insights to help me get out of this cycle. Thanks, Clay […]

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4 Ways to Prepare for an In-Person Interview

You’ve impressed your potential future employer with an impressive resume and job application. Now, you’re heading into an in-person interview, and it’s really time to sell yourself. This is a big step toward getting the new gig – and first impressions do go a long way. Here are some tips to prepare for the big […]

Dear Kristy: Is Good Pay Enough to Lure in Candidates?

 Dear Kristy, Our company has always had pretty competitive salaries for our local market. However, I’ve started to notice in recent years that good pay doesn’t seem to be the central focus of job candidates. Is that true? What ARE they looking for?  Thanks, Payton  Hi Payton! Thanks for the great question. You’re right, candidates […]

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Resume Tips for Construction Jobs

Every industry has its own way of doing things. If you’re going to apply for a graphic design job with Adobe, you better believe your resume needs to be striking and creative. Likewise, if you’re applying for an accountant position, it needs to be factual and to-the-point. When it comes to construction-related jobs, there are […]

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Dear Kristy: 4 Ways to Avoid a Bad Hire

Dear Kristy: How Can I Avoid a Bad Hire? Hiring is stressful. The end. When we need someone in a certain role, we want them there yesterday. In today’s fast-paced, and customer-driven world, being short even one key person can put a big strain on your company and your team. Trust me when I say […]

Negotiating Your Job Offer

Did you just get a job offer? YAY! Congrats!  Do you have some questions you want to ask, or want to try to negotiate in some areas? That’s OK!  Negotiating and clarifying things about the company, their benefits package, job expectations, etc. is part of the job hunting process, and we facilitate conversations like this […]