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 […]
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 […]
Dear Kristy: Prioritizing Hiring Needs
Dear Kristy, I have never used a recruiter before, but have now found myself in a position where I need to hire a lot of people as our company has grown significantly in the last year, and our internal team cannot keep up with the needs of our different locations and branches. Can I hire […]
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 […]
Dear Kristy: What Questions Should I Ask New Candidates?
Dear Kristy, Thank you for all the great advice you’re providing in your blogs! I was especially interested in the one you wrote about compensation, and what candidates today are looking for in new jobs. Now, I have a question for you. Before inviting candidates in for a formal, in-person interview, I like to have […]
Dear Kristy: What Questions Should I Not Ask During An Interview?
Dear Kristy, Every time I sit down to interview a candidate, I have a fear I’m going to ask questions that aren’t allowed. I want to get to know candidates as best as possible while staying within what’s acceptable and legal. I understand guidelines for each state are different but do you have any basic […]
Dear Kristy: What are some qualities you see in your top candidates?
Dear Kristy, Thank you for all the insight on your hiring and recruiting blog! I’ve been able to share some of your knowledge with our hiring team internally, and it has really helped us streamline our hiring process and avoid knee-jerk hiring decisions. With all the experience you and your team have, I’m curious what […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]