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
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 […]