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
Setting Hiring Expectations in Today’s Restoration Industry
We have yet to run across a restoration company that thinks hiring is easy. Many of you network with the best of them and know how to approach that cashier or server with great customer service skills to see if they’re looking for another opportunity. The truth of the matter simply is that the candidate […] Read More
Creating a LinkedIn Profile that Gets You Noticed
As of March 2021, there were more than 740 million active users on LinkedIn. Today, it is one of the top social media platforms, especially for professionals looking to market their brands, establish themselves as industry thought leaders, and network. According to research, nearly two-thirds of users trust LinkedIn to protect privacy and data, compared […] Read More
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]