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 […]

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Dear Kristy: 4 Ways to Avoid a Bad Hire

Dear Kristy: How Can I Avoid a Bad Hire? Hiring is stressful. The end. When we need someone in a certain role, we want them there yesterday. In today’s fast-paced, and customer-driven world, being short even one key person can put a big strain on your company and your team. Trust me when I say […]

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Dear Kristy: Where Should I Look for Candidates?

This is a great question, and one we as recruiters are constantly pondering, evaluating, and reevaluating all the time. It’s certainly wise to try to look outside the restoration industry for certain positions. Others, it makes sense to try to at least find some lateral experience. Let’s break it down by position. Project Manager & […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.   […]

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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 […]

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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: […]