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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]