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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: 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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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 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 […]

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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 […]