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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One of the most valuable advantages that a candidate gains when they apply through Squamish Personnel rather than directly to a company is that our client relationships allow us to give candidates an inside glimpse of the prospective employer. Continue reading
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
… with $200+ in change leftover for beer and nachos with your mates !!
Of course, there’s a couple more easy steps that you have to do in order to claim your Spirit Pass (isn’t there always a catch?) It’s only offered as part of the Whistler Chamber’s award-winning “Whistler Experience®” customer service and resort awareness program. So before you can purchase your discounted Whistler Blackcomb Spirit Pass you’ll have to complete a Whistler Experience online training session (cost is $40). But it’s a small price to pay for such a great deal. And it’s available long after all of the Epic deals are gone (all season long, remember?)
Now if you’re thinking “heck ya, sign me up”, then you’ve come to the right place! Enrolling to be a temp worker for WPS is a quick and easy process:
- Create a profile to let us know the type of work you want to do here: CREATE A PROFILE AND SIGN UP FOR JOB ALERTS
- Look over our job board, social media pages or email job alerts for a gig that works with your schedule and unique talents.
- Sign up to work your first shift by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 604-398-4977 ext 1.
- After you’ve completed 10 shifts, email email@example.com to request to be registered for the Spirit Pass.
So there you have it. We think it’s a pretty good perk and we are happy to be able to offer it to our fantastic crew this year – and every year.
Now all we need is more snow!!
ABOUT THE SPIRIT PASS AND WHISTLER EXPERIENCE PROGRAM
Here is a bit more info about the Spirit Pass & Whistler Experience Course for your interest:
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:
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
SO WHAT IS CORPORATE CULTURE??
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.
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?
C. INTELLIGENCE: Are they intelligent? Can they solve problems? Work independently? Handle stressful situations? Continue reading
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
To survive and ensure you have the best odds of hitting the YES pile, follow these simple rules: Continue reading
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
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Q: What EXPERIENCE does Squamish Personnel have in recruiting and human resources?
Squamish 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