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

EFFECTIVE JUNE 1ST: In addition to virtual services, we are providing in-person appointments.

This includes Employment Counselling and Resource Room access.

Clients who are not able to access services virtually will be prioritized.

PLEASE NOTE: All services require an appointment. Call us at 250.248.3205.

Employer of the month

Parksville Nutri-Lawn – March 2020

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

2020 is the start of our 26th season on Vancouver Island. We are well known as leaders in the industry for providing the best customer experience possible, along with providing exceptionally healthy and beautiful lawns. We are constantly learning and adapting our practices to meet our customers’ needs and requests. Our employees are very well trained and present themselves as professionals and always maintain and promote our values. People come first. We understand that there must be good balance between work life and home life. Flexible hours are available during certain times of the year with paid time off during the winter months. We want our employees to feel like part of our family not just an employee.

How many employees do you have?

We require 3-4 people each year.

What do you look for in a new employee?

Positive attitude and willingness to learn is a great start. People that enjoy working outdoors and enjoy building relationships with our customers are the ones who thrive in our type of work. We hire people who want to work for Nutri-Lawn, not just those who want a job.

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

Communicate! If you are truly interested in Nutri-Lawn don’t be afraid to follow up and ask questions. If you are not sure if you are right for the type of work we offer, call and find out!

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

Yes, we are looking for Lawn Care Technicians.

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

Email cover letter and resume to parksville@nutrilawn.com.

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.

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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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Mon-Tues 8:30am-4:30pm
Wed 8:30am-6:30pm
Thurs-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm

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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