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Employer of the month

Weatherwise – February 2020

 

 

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

At Weatherwise, we invest in our employees. Cross-training is stressed to create streamlined customer service as much as possible. It is helpful when everyone knows what everyone else does within the business. Training is aimed at learning to appreciate the company as a whole not just the one role. Having an appreciation for all roles in the company is key and understanding the nuts and bolts of everyone’s role makes it a more relaxing team atmosphere. For example, teaching shipping/receiving. Even though it is not the person’s official role, it makes it easier for lunch break coverage and the employee is more comfortable and relaxed about filling in. Cross-training also allows for in-house hiring when vacancies become available. We invest in our employees right from day one. We are an equal opportunity employer.

How many employees do you have?

We presently have 8 employees.

What do you look for in a new employee?

Mindfulness. No experience in lumber required; we can teach that. As this is a customer oriented business, the ability to be versatile helps with customer service.

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

Have a good sense of humour, be mindful, show that you are comfortable working independently and also as a team. Show you are flexible to do a split role – for example, customer service and yard worker.

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

Yes, a Customer Service/Sales position.

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

In person at Weatherwise Cedar Products at 1282 Alberni Highway and ask for Greg.

Blooming Lovely – January 2020

 

 

 

 

 

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

We are told what makes us stand out as a company is our uplifting, respectful attitude towards our customers and each crew member. We believe in encouragement which promotes personal development & the and necessary team spirit to accomplish our goals.

How many employees do you have?

We presently have 4 employees.

What do you look for in a new employee?

Primarily we look for a bondable employee who is physically fit, personable, respectful, thoughtful, willing to learn and with a sense of humour. Attitude is everything.

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

Again, Attitude is Everything. We all have to start somewhere. Learning promotes growth in many different ways.

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

Yes.

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

Apply at the office, 250-954-3838 and leave a contact number for follow up.

Nurse Next Door – December 2019

 

 

 

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

Nurse Next door is an in-home care company in Qualicum, Courtenay/Comox and Campbell River. Our focus is to help people stay in their own homes for as long as possible. Our core purpose is Happier Aging – meaning it is not just about assisting with personal care, making delicious meals, housekeeping and companionship. It is also about adding value and personal happiness to each of our client’s daily lives. We do this by following our core values: passionate about making a difference, find a better way, wow customer experience and admire our people. We offer our employees an opportunity to use their abilities and experience to bring these core values into their workplaces every day and with every client. We often say, “how we make our clients lives better is only limited by our imagination.”

How may employees do we have?

We have 45 employees, of which some work full-time, some part time and some casual. Our employees provide us with their availability so we can set them up with clients that best fit their needs.

What do we look for in a new employee?

We look for people that are either Registered Care Aides, LPN’s, RN’s, as well as experienced care givers and companions. Certification is important, but so is life experience. If someone has a passion for working with seniors and/or vulnerable individuals or if you are a retired nurse, but want to remain in the field, we are interested in you.

We are looking for individuals that can take on the responsibilities of working on their own, but within a team. We require people with excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, a good portion of common sense and can think on their feet. We value honest, friendly, kind and warm-hearted individuals with a strong work ethic.

What advice would we give someone who wants to work with our organization?

Learn about our company before coming in for an interview. Check out our website, www.nursenextdoor.com and after learning about our culture you can navigate to our franchise Courtenay/ Comox.  Learn why we are different from other in-home care companies. Take time to understand why you have chosen to work with seniors and other vulnerable individuals whom require assistance to stay in their own homes and then tell us. We also require our staff to have smart phones. We recently implemented a system where our employees use their phones to do their client reporting on our apps. We embrace paperless technology.

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

Yes, we are hiring as we continue to grow. We need Registered Care Aides and experienced caregivers and companions. We will also be hiring an RN in our Courtenay and Campbell River district soon.

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

Please contact Lily Robertson at: lily.robertson@nursenextdoor.com with a short cover letter and resume. You can also apply right from our website.

The Bayside Oceanfront Resort – November 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

“Parksville’s finest resort on Canada’s most desired Island. A distinctively iconic oceanfront property where all senses are indulged, the culture is authentic, the setting is gorgeous, and the experience is second to none”

We have welcoming, engaging and empowered team members providing memorable experiences at every turn of the tide.

 

How many employees do you have? 

We have 60+ employees.

 

What do you look for in a new employee?

We look for someone who loves working in the hospitality industry from the front desk, housekeeping to full food and beverage service. Our team members have respect, integrity, teamwork, empowerment and humility for each other and our guests.

 

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

Be ready to come in with a positive attitude and ready to learn and grow! The Bayside has made big changes in the last year and we are only getting better!

 

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

Yes, various positions throughout the hotel such as front desk, housekeeping, full food and beverage areas, front of house and back, events and catering to management.

 

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

Apply by email to careers@baysideresortparksville.com

 

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

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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