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

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Employer of the month

Paramount Recreation- December 2020

Paramount Recreation

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

We are a pool and spa retail store that is a little different from the norm. Everything begins and ends with product quality and customer service, and our team has stood by us year after year. In general, our staff team has had the same members on it for quite some time, with almost all members on our team nearing the 5 year mark with us, and some have been with us even longer.  This is a huge feat for a small retail business in a heavily service based industry. We tend to hire members of the community who are eager to learn more about sales and service and those that thrive on working collaboratively with each other. We offer a very competitive commission and have successfully supported our team members in developing valuable life skills that are worthwhile outside of the workplace, specifically; negotiation skills, sales training, and product knowledge. We allow our team members the opportunity to travel and take pride in offering generous bonuses for exceptional performance.

How many employees do you have?

We are a team of 7 consisting of 2 owners and 5 employees.

What do you look for in a new employee?

We are looking for exceptional customer service skills, problem solving abilities, a high amount of organizational skills, a positive attitude and a willingness to learn all aspects of the business; even if they are working in a specific role.

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

We function as one organism and the secret to our success is communicating with each other often in an effort to offer the best customer experience possible. A small business like ours has faced many challenges due to COVID-19, with supply chain issues being at the forefront. All members of our team are required to work together to ensure customers are feeling supported, and to ensure that we are offering the best customer service at all times.

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

We are in need of a qualified service technician right away, along with a customer service specialist with exceptional organizational and communication skills.

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

Please submit your cover letter and resume to: gauri@paramountrec.com and we will contact you so we can meet in person keeping all COVID-19 guidelines in mind.

 

 

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.

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#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