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

Employer of the month

Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort – April 2018

 

 

 

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

We are a condominium style, fractionally owned resort that rents studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom units on a short term basis for our owners. The units are a modern, west coast style, with a very warm and inviting feel. Truly a “home away from home”. We are part of a larger Management Company “True Key Hotels and Resorts”, which manages 7 luxury resorts and 2 Golf Courses throughout BC. This company believes very strongly in treating their team right, offers some good benefits, and take great pride in promoting from within.

How many employees do you have?

This varies throughout the season, but would be approximately 16 through the slower season, and would typically go up to about 25 during the busy times.

What do you look for in a new employee?

The very nature of the business requires flexibility for scheduling. Reliability, and being a good “team” player are what we look for first. Because of having a small team, it is imperative that we all get along (at least at work), and are willing to help wherever and whenever possible.

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

Be a team player, prepare to have fun at work and keep drama to a minimum. Be ambitious and dedicate your time to providing the best customer service possible, no matter what your position. Be warm, friendly but professional.

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

Yes, in Housekeeping and Guest Services.

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

We prefer 1 of 2 ways for applying. Please feel free to come into the office and drop off a resume so we can meet you face to face, or if job positions are available, you can see them on the website: www.truekeyhotelsandresorts.com

RBC Royal Bank of Canada – March 2018

 

 

 

 

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

RBC Royal Bank of Canada is Canada’s largest Bank. We aim to deliver excellent client experiences through meaningful, personalized advice and interactions that build life-long client relationships. Our success comes from helping our clients thrive, providing opportunities for employees to grow in a variety of types of careers, and helping communities prosper.

We believe in providing our employees with unparalleled opportunities for growth, learning and success. Our progressive values celebrate diversity and inclusion and our culture is built on respect for all employees. In addition, we offer:

  • A comprehensive Total Rewards Program including competitive compensation, bonuses and flexible benefits
  • Continued opportunities for career advancement
  • World –class training, coaching, and development opportunities
  • Support from a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high performing team

How many employees do you have?

In Parksville, we have over 25 employees and over 250 in the surrounding communities of North Vancouver Island.  RBC is one of the world’s top banks, and we have over 80,000 full – and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 37 other countries.

What do you look for in a new employee?

RBC looks for individuals who are inspired by helping clients achieve their financial goals and thrive on making a difference in the community. We also look for people who share in our core values and believe that trust and success go hand-in-hand.

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

Be passionate about people and your community. Be open to new opportunities and empowered to develop new skills to grow your career.

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

We are always searching for the right people as opportunities arise.

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

You can sign up for Career Alerts and stay connected to new job openings at: http://www.rbc.com/careers/on line.html

 

Beach Club – February 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

The Beach Club Resort lives and breathes our values of Respect, Honesty and Service to Others in everything we do. We make it our mission to ensure that all of our colleagues receive the same service as our guests would expect and we treat our team respectfully and fairly. We believe that a fantastic work environment is the core of what makes happy colleagues who subsequently provide outstanding service to our guests as well as everyone they interact with.

 

How many employees do you have?

Approximately 60 colleagues at this time as we are currently in our slower season which we can see nearly doubling during the summer.

 

What do you look for in a new employee?

The Beach Club Resort looks for individuals to join our team who are looking for more than just coming to work. We are looking for enthusiastic colleagues to make a difference in what they do. We are not looking for individuals who have experience but are looking for those who have an inherent service culture. A warm and welcoming smile is more important than an extensive list of previous employers.

 

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

Be prepared to work hard work with to strict deadlines but also be prepared to have fun whilst employed at The Beach Club Resort.

 

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

Definitely we do. As we prepare for our Summer season, we will need additional colleagues to fill a variety of positions such as Room Attendants, Cooks, Dishwashers, Servers, and Front Desk Agents.

 

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

E-mail us a copy of your resume to beachclub@bellstar.ca and state the position you are interested in working with us, or feel free to just drop off a resume at the front desk.

Thrifty’s – January 2018

 

 

 

 

 

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

We are a retail grocery well known across the Island, with a wide variety of jobs to suit many different types of people.

How many employees do you have?

160 + in peak season.

What do you look for in a new employee?

A sense of drive and outgoing personality, customer service skills are a huge asset.

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

Be sure you are doing something you like, then be the best at it as you can.

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

Yes we are hiring continually for all types of positions in all departments. Our main push is in early spring,

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

They can apply in store by picking up an application at the service desk or online on the Thrifty Foods website under Careers. Thrifty’s is located at 280 E Island Hwy in Parksville

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#110-198 East Island Hwy
Parksville, BC V9P 2H3
Tel. 250.248.3205
Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8:30am-4:30pm