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 […]
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 […]
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: Creating an Effective Onboarding Process
Dear Kristy, My company currently does not have a formal onboarding process. We try our best to get people trained and ready to work, and I always thought things were going pretty well. However, we recently had a new employee who went a whole week without knowing where the bathroom was located. Another new hire […]
4 Tips for Reviewing Resumes
Dear Kristy, I get so many resumes that come through my office for various positions. With so much information on them, I’m unsure what elements are the most and least important, and worry I’m overlooking things. What should I be looking for during a quick one to two minute resume review? Thanks, The Resume Reviewer […]
Dear Kristy: What Tools Should I Use in the Hiring Process?
Thanks to technology, the way we hire has evolved to include a lot of tools to help us get to know every candidate we meet as best we can before extending a job offer. Gone are the days where a cover letter, resume, and interview were the only tools available. While they are helpful and […]
Dear Kristy: Why Should I Hire a Recruiter?
There are many areas in business where hiring someone to sit in that seat will really take the headache off of you. If you’re looking to take some of the pressure off hiring and recruiting, that is where a recruiter like Wylander can really help! Here are eight reasons to consider hiring a recruiter. […]
Dear Kristy: What Salary Range is Appropriate?
I get this question a lot! First, I want to point you toward a recent article written by Tom Cline, a business development advisor at Violand Management Associates. In that article, Tom makes the point that “competitive compensation practices are more critical than ever.” And he is right. As I’ve written about in past columns, […]
Dear Kristy: How Can I Find Techs?
This is a question we get a lot. In today’s economy, with unemployment at a 50-year low, finding technicians can be difficult. Unskilled workers have more choices than ever, for higher pay. Plus, if we are being honest, many of their options are more glamorous than the life of a water tech. They could get […]
Dear Kristy: Are You Going to Push Candidates on Me?
No, we are absolutely not going to push candidates on you! However, we do believe in taking a consultative approach to recruiting and always strive to build solid, open communication with our clients. To better jump into this topic, let me first outline our process once our recruiters start searching for candidates for your position: […]
Press Release: 2019 Hiring by Numbers
CHICAGO, March 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Today, CareerBuilder, a global leader in HR technology, released the findings of its annual study, which revealed that 40 percent of employers plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in 2019, and 47 percent plan to recruit part-time workers. Hiring for full-time employees and part-time or contract workers is […]
Dear Kristy: How Do I End an Interview?
Knowing what to say at the end of an interview isn’t always easy, especially if the interview wasn’t the best and you don’t plan to move forward with that candidate. I suggest following three simple steps to wrap things up and graciously communicate clearly what’s next. Step 1: Let the candidate ask questions. This is […]
Dear Kristy: Do You Believe in “Hire Slow, Fire Fast”?
Dear Kristy: Do You Believe in “Hire Slow, Fire Fast”? This is a really great question! I’m going to specifically focus on the first half of this phrase in this blog – the idea of hiring slow. Do I believe in hiring slow? Yes, but you must move through your interview/ hiring process efficiently. Let […]