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.