#110 - 198 East Island Hwy, Parksville, BC V9P 2H3      Tel. 250.248.3205   Fax. 250.248.4154

Employer of the month

Realm Food Co.- October 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tell us about your Realm Food Co. and what makes you stand out as an employer?

We are a high-vibe community driven restaurant fiercely dedicated to serving wild, organic, local and sustainable eats. As an employer, we focus on building a positive work environment in order to maintain exceptional staff morale and efforts, distribute tips evenly amongst the front and back of house, encourage everyone to support one another to learn and grow and have created an environment for all to feel safe to show up as they truly are.

How many employees do you have?

10

What do you look for in a new employee?

A positive attitude, solid work ethic, an interest in connecting with community,

What advice would you give someone who wants to work for Realm?

We look for employees with a keen interest in local organic sourced foods, love connecting with community and would be excited to be apart of a team that continuously grows and supports each other!

What positions are you currently hiring for or anticipate having to hire in the near future?

We are currently hiring part time servers.

What is the best way for someone to apply if they are interested in working for Realm?

Email us directly at info@realmfoodco.com or come see us in person.

District 69 Society of Organized Services (SOS) – September 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Tell us about your business/organization and what makes you stand out as an employer?

Since 1968, District 69 Society of Organized Services (SOS) has provided a range of programs supporting children, youth, adults, families, and seniors. SOS has established a well-respected, community-based, social service agency with strong relationships within the community, including other service providers, Ministries, businesses, and local municipalities. SOS Thrift Shop provides the funding base for SOS programs and services. SOS is celebrating its 50th Anniversary of serving and supporting community this year!

SOS offers a variety of employment opportunities, i.e. Child, Youth & Family Centre Worker positions, Program Coordinators, and Thrift Shop Merchandisers and Shipper/Receivers. These positions are permanent, long-term employment opportunities and full-time employees are offered a benefit package.

How many employees do you have?

SOS staff of 70 employees is supported by 335 active volunteers who help deliver the programs and assist in the Thrift Shop.

What do you look for in a new employee?

Previous work experience related to the position is important, as well as relevant qualifications such as Child & Youth Care for positions in the Child, Youth & Family Centre. Also, sometimes we hire volunteers, who may have shown interest in a particular area.

What advice would you give someone who wants to work for your organization?

Get to know SOS and the area you are interested in working. Often the best way to achieve this is through volunteering. If you are interested in learning more about current volunteering opportunities at SOS, please contact Renee Caulder, Coordinator of Volunteer Resources at 250-248-2093 ext 230 or by email at volunteer@sosd69.com

Do you anticipate hiring in the next 6 months? If so for what types of positions?

At this point, we anticipate hiring in the next 6 months for Merchandiser and Shipper/Receiver positions at our Thrift Shop. As staff turnover does happen, other positions may also become available. All job positions will be posted with the Career Centre.

What is the best way for someone to apply if they are interested in working for your organization?

Resumes can be forwarded to adminsupport@sosd69.com; however, it is best to apply in response to a specific job posting. Resumes can also be dropped off at our Administration Office, located on the second floor of the SOS Community Services Centre, 245 West Hirst Avenue, Parksville.

 

 

Canadian Playhouse Factory Ltd. – August 2018

Tell us about your business/organization and what makes you stand out as an employer?

Founded in 1998, we have earned a reputation as a top manufacturer of high quality children’s playhouses. We build an original product. The work is halfway between carpentry and cabinet making.

How many employees do you have?

Only three at this time and are looking for the next great employee to fit in with the business

What do you look for in a new employee?

We are looking for somebody with energy and who is able to learn how we build our playhouses. Being physically fit is important. Must be good-natured, hardworking and reliable.

Do you anticipate hiring in the next 6 months? If so for what types of positions?

Yes. We need shop workers and a foreperson.

What is the best way for someone to apply if they are interested in working for your organization?

Please come by the shop with a resume. Our address is 1475 Angel Rd. unit 4 (behind the Go-Kart track)

Island Pacific Adventures Ltd. (Horne Lake Caves) – July 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tell us about your business/organization and what makes you stand out as an employer?

We have been managing Horne Lake Caves as a provincial park for 30 years. We have to set a high bar for our staff in order to exceed expectations of running exceptional guided tours in a provincial park. Investing time goal-setting and getting to know your employees is more valuable than any training manual.

How many employees do you have?

Our staffing goes from 4-24 every season. About half of those are new recruits, although higher wages have helped re-attract record numbers of previous staff – a good sign!

What do you look for in a new employee?

Caring and sincere is a great place to start. Able to communicate clearly, positive, likes to connect with people, are primary attributes.

What advice would you give someone who wants to work for your organization?

Be flexible and have an unsinkable attitude.

Do you anticipate hiring in the next 6 months? If so for what types of positions?

We currently have openings for Guides and Park Visitor Services staff.

What is the best way for someone to apply if they are interested in working for your organization?

Go online and prepare for your interview.

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#110-198 East Island Hwy
Parksville, BC V9P 2H3
Tel. 250.248.3205
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