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!
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 […]
Negotiating Your Job Offer
Did you just get a job offer? YAY! Congrats! Do you have some questions you want to ask, or want to try to negotiate in some areas? That’s OK! Negotiating and clarifying things about the company, their benefits package, job expectations, etc. is part of the job hunting process, and we facilitate conversations like this […]
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 & […]
Previous Experience Not Required: Hiring in today’s job market
By Tom Cline, Violand Management AssociatesOriginally published July 5, 2019R&R Magazine In last month’s article, I wrote about taking a longer view with hiring given the current challenges to find people with the right skills and the desire to work in, or make a career of, the restoration industry. Let’s shift the focus back to the […]
Appropriate Compensation in Today’s Job Market
By Tom Cline, Violand Management AssociatesOriginally published March 13, 2019R&R Magazine Too many business leaders have been misled by the “accounting mentality” and think paying their people too much (whatever that means) results in uncompetitively high costs. Seriously? Stop for a minute and think about the mindset this creates, one that treats inventory and equipment as assets […]
Invest Now to Improve Your Future Workforce
By Tom Cline, Violand Management AssociatesOriginally published June 12, 2019R&R Magazine Many of the articles you read provide insight regarding immediate actions to take or strategies to implement that will impact your business in the short term. This article is also about acting now, but for an impact on your business, and the restoration industry, […]
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 […]
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 […]