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Employer of the month

Comfort Keepers – November 2020

 

Comfort Keepers

 

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

We are a rapidly growing In-Home Health Care Company that helps seniors live in their own home as comfortably as possible. As an employer, we recognize this industry is a two way street. Communication is key. We offer ongoing education and have an incentive program for outstanding work. Our schedule allows us to work with all types of availabilities. The best part of our day is knowing we are giving back to our community and making a difference in a senior’s day.

How many employees do you have?

We currently have 37 Caregivers on staff and 4 people in the office

What do you look for in a new employee?

We look for people who have empathy and are looking to make a difference. We look for reliable hard-working people who enjoy meeting new people and building connections.

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

We service our clients 24/7 365 days a year. We need caregivers who are ready to hit the ground running. Being open-minded and willing to learn is an asset. The office team is just a phone call away, we are there to support you in whatever you need.

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

We are always actively looking for Care Aides. The need for help in the community is huge and we want to do our best to be there for the people who need us. We are also currently looking for a part-time LPN who has the ability to work Mondays, Fridays, and some weekends.

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

Email us a copy of your resume to qualicumbeach@comfortkeepers.ca … we look forward to chatting with you!

Seren Home Support Services – October 2020

 

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

As an employer, I am honest, supportive, ethical and very fair.  I listen to my staff, who I view as my co-workers, as they represent me to our clients.

How many employees do you have? 

Currently 6 employees.  Full and part time.  Pre-Covid we had a team of 10, some of whom have been a part of the team for over 9 years.

What do you look for in a new employee?

Upbeat personality and honesty.  A “people person” with a desire to work!

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

Apply with good intention… commitment, demonstrate your ability to care for people.  Each ‘housekeeping’ position can grow into more (support work, meal preparation, companion care).  This all depends on the employee.  Do they love their clients, do they care about their clients’ well-being? How do they show that they take pride in their work?

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

Part-time positions are currently available with opportunity to grow to full-time with a flexible schedule.

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

Send an email to : serencare@gmail.com

Albertsons Home Center – September 2020

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

We are a family owned, independent business that believes our success is the result of our team and our community outreach. We have created a company culture that allows our team to feel comfortable to do whatever it takes to make the customers’ experience the best possible. A business should not just take from its community, in order to be successful you need to give back and help grow your community.

How many employees do you have?

20

What do you look for in a new employee?

Personality is the biggest key for us. We can teach product knowledge and industry knowledge but you cannot teach the right personality. We look for candidates that understand the customer experience and acknowledge customers have a choice where they shop. We want the customer feeling they were valued by walking through our doors.

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

A lot of our best hires have come from someone being a customer first. They know what our team delivers in customer experience and they want to be a part of delivering that same level of experience. We suggest interested candidates get to know our store, get to know our business, and see if it is the right fit for them.

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

We always have our eyes open for the right hire, you never know when that next perfect fit will walk through the door. The right person will always be the right hire at the right time.

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

Apply in person from Wednesday to Friday at our store at 1187 Franklin’s Gull Road, Parksville.

Nurse Next Door – August 2020

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 on helping 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 about adding value and personal happiness to each of our client’s daily lives. We do that by following our Core Values: Passionate about making a difference, Find a better way, Wow customer experience and Admire our people. For our employees to exemplify these values, we offer them 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, LPNs, RNs, as well as experienced caregivers 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 those 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 particular franchise Qualicum/Courtenay/Campbell River.  Learn why we are different from other in-home care companies. Also, 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 Registered Nurse in Qualicum.

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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Parksville, BC V9P 2H3
Tel. 250.248.3205
Fax. 250.248.4154

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Parksville, BC V9P 2H3
Tel. 250.248.3205
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