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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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Dear Kristy: What Are Good Qualities For A Project Manager?

I own a small restoration company in the Southeast, and we’re growing. The time has come for me to hand over actually running the projects to an actual project manager, so I can work on my business rather than in it so much day-to-day. I must say I’m hesitant to hand over the reins of […]

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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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Finding A New Job During A Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has changed life as we know it in nearly every way imaginable. Some experts predict unemployment will surpass Great Depression levels within the next few months; others predict the economy will rebound when businesses are able to reopen. Time will tell. Either way, restoration companies are still hiring! This is an industry […]

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Hiring Tips For Essential Businesses

At Wylander, we are working hard with many restoration contractors who are working harder than ever during the covronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Most states consider restoration companies “essential businesses” as they are offering cleaning and disinfection services to their communities, in addition to responding to fire and water damage incidents. This also brings a lot of questions […]

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Navigating Hiring in a Season of Unknowns

This is a very chaotic time, and just like you want your current team to feel safe and confident – it is important new hires feel the same!

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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 […]