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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Choosing The Right Recruiter For Your Construction Company
Recruiters an headhunters these days seem to be about a dime a dozen. However, they are not all created equal, nor offer the services and value to their clients. There are several criteria to consider when finding the right recruiting company, and recruiter, for your restoration or construction company. Fields Of Expertise Some recruiting companies […]
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!
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 […]
Dear Kristy: I Don’t Have Time To Hire
Dear Kristy, I really need to hire a new project manager, but our company is small and I’m currently managing the projects and so much more myself. I just do not have time to go through the hiring process. I’m hoping you have some insights to help me get out of this cycle. Thanks, Clay […]