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 […] Read More
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 […] Read More
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 […] Read More
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 […]
Dear Kristy: We Hired a Recruiter; How Can WE Help with the Process?
Dear Kristy is a bimonthly column that’s all about answering questions from our recruiting clients! Kristy Sifford, founder of Wylander, and her team bring more than four decades of recruiting experience to the table! Kristy is constantly getting unique hiring and HR-related questions from her clients, and is here to answer them! Have a question […]
Restoring Success: Hiring Outside the Industry
One of the biggest challenges for our industry in recent years is talent acquisition. For all positions, from technicians to estimators to managers, finding the right people to join the team has been a struggle for many companies. If you have not done so already, there is a great opportunity in expanding your search for your […]
5 Winning Traits of a Business Coach
By Justin Sifford Originally published August 6, 2018 R&R Magazine If you think finding a new employee is difficult, try choosing a business coach. It takes a lot in understanding of your needs and their ability to help you with those needs. Have you ever been asked what’s the difference between a coach and mentor? […]
Recruiting, Hiring, & Retaining Talent in Today’s Job Market
At Wylander, we constantly get calls from owners in desperate need of talent for their market. Sometimes it’s a more proactive approach – the owner has had steady growth, and they see the trend is expected to continue, but other times, it’s a call for help. Finding new talent seems easy, but in my experience […]
Is it Me, or is it Getting Harder to Find Good People?
By Justin Sifford Originally published March 6, 2017 R&R Magazine As an owner of a recruiting company for the disaster restoration industry, I get asked that question at least once a week. Unfortunately, the answer is yes, it is. Unless you’ve been living under a rock (please forward me your address so I can move […]