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

Employer of the month

Berwick Retirement Communities – January 2019

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

Since 1989 Berwick Retirement Communities has been committed to offering the highest quality in retirement living. We have seven residences across BC: Victoria (2), Nanaimo, Comox, Kamloops, Campbell River, and Qualicum Beach (opening in late spring 2019). We are proud to be an award winning group that is Island owned and managed. Local ownership makes it easy to provide personalized service. We have cultivated a culture of better listeners, and residents know their opinions count because we have a proven track record of making positive change based upon community input. At Berwick, each and every member of our team is personally invested in the community because we truly care about creating a culture of compassion, comfort and caring.

How many employees do you have?

Approximately 450 staff across our six communities.

What do you look for in a new employee?

A strong skill set and the qualifications necessary for the position, high emotional intelligence, integrity of character, and a focus on hospitality

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

Yes. Our new Community in Qualicum Beach will be opening in late Spring. We will be hiring RCA’s, Recreation Assistants, Reception and Administrative Team Members, Maintenance Assistants, Chefs, Cooks, Dishwashers, Housekeepers, and Dining Room Servers.

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

Through the Berwick Website Careers Section https://www.berwickretirement.com/about/careers/ or on Indeed www.indeed.ca

Close to You – December 2018

 

 

 

 

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

Close To You opened its doors in 1991.  We are a locally owned business taking great pride in offering woman fabulous fashions from footwear to dresses and everything in-between.  We advise our clients on current styles, we share new styles and fashions, and we enjoy being a part of their busy lives.  10 years ago we added prosthesis fittings to our lingerie department.  Close To You is made up of 4 specific departments; footwear, clothing, lingerie and accessories.  Each department contributes to our success. We work in a team environment with all who work here contributing to each other’s success.  We offer significant staff discounts and sales incentives, monthly work schedules ( so you can plan your life around a part time schedule) and a wonderful group of colleagues to work with.  We’ll discover your strengths; displays, presentations, organization, and encourage you to grow with them.

How many employees do you have?

We have 11 employees.

What do you look for in a new employee?

We chiefly hire for the sales floor, our primary needs are people with a great attitude, an ability to work as part of a team and a willingness to learn.  Experience in retail sales is an asset but not an absolute requirement.

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

I would advise anyone who would like to apply for a position to know a bit about us.  Check out our website; visit the store to see if we are a fit, look at the brands we carry…is this something that you can relate to. And last but not least…know that selling is the most honorable position there is, it’s not necessarily a position you take while you are waiting for your ‘dream’ job to come along.  If you can sell, or learn to sell, there is nothing in the world that you can’t do!

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

Our primary positions are sales but we also have stock/inventory staff.  We are a growing store, we take resumes at all times and interview regularly.

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

We take resumes both in person and on line. Our preference is in person.  Include a cover letter stating why you think you would be a fit for our store.

House of Kiyo – November 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How many employees do you have?
We currently employ 12 – 14 employees at our Parksville location and 21 at our Nanaimo location.

What do you look for in an employee?
We look for someone who cares about what they do, takes pride in their work and is accountable and reliable. Someone who enjoys working within a team, who is fun and has fun at work, yet recognizes the importance of their position.

What advice would you give someone who wants to work for your organization?
APPLY!! Even if we are not hiring, we are always keeping our eyes open for potential new team players!

Do you anticipate hiring in the next 6 months? If so for what types of positions?
We are hiring right now, for our front desk position and have it advertised on the Career Centre website. As well, our Nanaimo location is looking for a part-time Esthetician. As I mentioned above, don’t hesitate to apply. At times we have university students working our front desk and as their schedule changes so does our need for employees.

What is the best way for someone to apply if they are interested in working for your organization?
Please apply at careers@houseofkiyo.com

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.

Career Centre

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

Hours
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