Temp Employee Rewards, Referrals and Recognition Programs

Squamish Personnel LOVES to recognize our Star Performers – it’s a natural part of our company culture!  This winter we will be continuing the tradition with even more REWARDS for our HOLIDAY HEROES!


We will be REWARDING the temp employees on our crew who have completed a minimum of 15 shifts with us this season with their choice of $1000 CASH or a SEASONS PASS!  There are two prizes to be awarded:

    • The employee who successfully completes the MOST number of shifts between May 1 and Oct 31st, 2022
    • Each shift you work between May 1 and Oct 31st, 2022 gets you 1 ballot in the draw, so the more shifts you work, the better your chances of WINNING will be!
    •    Click here to read the *fine print.

To join our Temporary Worker Crew & become apart of this incredible draw simply fill in a profile HERE.  There are no fees, no strings and no commitments required! 

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*NEW* Training Wage Subsidies Available

The newly introduced WorkBC Wage Subsidy covers the wages for up to $7,200 per new employee and up to 10 employees.   It is geared to newly hired or rehired laid off staff who require some on-the-job training and have potential to be long-term employees.  And let’s face it, every new or recalled employee could use some training!

Most Squamish businesses are eligible to take advantage of this incredible opportunity.  And Squamish Personnel is here to help when you are ready to submit a subsidy application or recruit your new hires.  

Here’s what you need to know (click link below to jump to that section):


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Discounted WB Spirit Pass available here!

One of the BEST perks of working for Squamish Personnel as a temp is that we grant you access to a discounted Whistler Blackcomb Season’s Pass all season long!  Not only does the Spirit Pass offer local workers a discounted Whistler Blackcomb season’s pass, but it also offers some other great perks – like 20% off Whistler Blackcomb on-mountain food, fresh tracks breakfast and WB retail all!

Simply complete 10 shifts for us this fall or winter in any position and you will qualify.  Not only that, you will have also earned enough in extra wages to pay for it!

Let’s do the math… 
WPS Temp Base Wage: Tier1: $18 plus 4% vac pay x 8hrs x 5shifts = $748.80
WPS Temp Base Wage: Tier2: $19 plus 4% vac pay x 8hrs x 5shifts = $790.40
Total earnings after 10 temp shifts with WPS: $1,539.20
Cost of a 2020/21 Spirit Pass: $1,273+tax = $1,336.65

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Our Work Safety Plan

Standard Safety Policies and Precautions

Until further notice, every employee of Squamish and Whistler Personnel Solutions (SPS)  is required to religiously follow the standard safety precautions that have been put in place by Work Safe BC and our province to minimize the risk of transmission of COVID-19 including:

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Culture is the Key: Recruiting, Retention and Overall Business Success

Company culture is rapidly emerging as the essential weapon in winning the war for top talent.  At Monster.com one study found that applicants who were a good cultural fit would accept a lower salary and departments with cultural alignment had 30% less turnover.

“Company culture is an integral part of business. It affects nearly every aspect of a company.  From recruiting talent to improving employee satisfaction, it’s the backbone of a successful workforce.”  Forbes.com



Corporate culture refers to the shared values, attitudes, morals and beliefs that characterize an organization and its members.  It is rooted in an organization’s goals, strategies, structure, and also its approach to employees, customers, investors and community.

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Best Questions to Ask Candidates in a 30 Minute Interview


As recruiters who have successfully placed thousands of candidates and interviewed 5 times as many, we recognize the importance of asking the right questions and also keeping the interview process focused and brief.   Going into an interview, there are the 3 things you are trying to assess:

A.    JOB SKILLS:  Do they have the experience, skills and qualifications required to succeed in the role?

B.     PERSONALITY:  Would they be a good culture fit with the company and the rest of the team?

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Resume Writing – How to Survive the 5 Second Scan

As a recruiter who receives 100s of resumes a week, I can assure you that you want your resume to survive the “5 second scan”.   This is the average amount of time a recruiter spends looking at each resume before  sorting it into one of two piles:  YES or NO.

How to ensure your resume is a YES

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10 Best Questions to Ask an Interviewer

One of the most critical questions that you’ll get asked at EVERY interview is sometimes the  one that feels like the easiest to answer – but getting it wrong can cost you big so do not take it lightly.   When the interviewer asks you “Do you have any questions for me?” the worst possible answer you can give is a plain old “no”.   Recruiters expect you to ask some great questions so be ready.

This is your chance to impress your prospective employer!  Don’t miss it!

Asking intelligent questions shows that you have thoughtfully done your research, you are paying attention and you are very interested in the role.     When you prep for your interview, review the company website, social media channels and the job description and come up with some specific questions that you really do want to know about the company and the position – and not just about the money and benefits. Continue reading

FAQs for Employers


Q:  What EXPERIENCE does Squamish Personnel have?    [MORE]
Q:   How do your FEES for work?  [MORE]
Q:  What do you mean by GUARANTEE? [MORE]
Q:  Where do you get your CANDIDATES from?  [MORE]
Q:  What is  your PROCESS? And how long does it take?   [MORE]
Q:   What kind of SKILLS TESTING do  you do?   [MORE]
Q:  How many REFERENCES do you check?   [MORE]

Q:  What EXPERIENCE does Squamish Personnel have in recruiting and human resources?

WPS-success-buttonSquamish Personnel, as a division of Whistler Personnel, has been recruiting top talent in the sea to sky corridor for more than two decades – since 1995.   Our managers and coordinators also each have more than a dozen years in human resources, hospitality and business management.  Click here for bios of our team.   Over the past 20 years, we have successfully place hundreds of long term and temp employees in Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton at over 70 different businesses including these past clients:  Continue reading

Privacy Policy

Protecting your privacy and the confidentiality of your information over the internet, by telephone, or through our office is fundamental to the way we do business at Squamish Personnel Solutions (SPS).   Our Privacy Policy and related procedures that guide the handling of the personal information we collect is as follows:

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