Stronger Together

We believe we are Stronger Together in business and community!

Enjoy a light read from our partners, clients and a little of our own expertise to help you strengthen and grow your business.

Happy employees ensure happy customers. And happy customers ensure happy stakeholders. In that order. - Simon Sinek -- Employee recruitment and retention is essential for all businesses. There is not 'one quick fix'. We have compiled a list of resources, tips and strategies from our local organizations and business owners to help you along the way.

Recruitment & Retention Workshop

"55% of Canadian entrepreneurs are struggling to hire the workers they need, which leaves them with no choice but to work more hours, as well as delay or refuse orders. In addition, more than a quarter are having a hard time retaining their employees." If this is you, keep reading!
Recruitment & Retention Workshop

According to the BDC, "55% of Canadian entrepreneurs are struggling to hire the workers they need, which leaves them with no choice but to work more hours, as well as delay or refuse orders. In addition, more than a quarter are having a hard time retaining their employees."

We welcome back, Laurie Walters, for two training topics that will help you find and keep excellent employees.
Register today, it will be time well spent! 

Learn the secrets to finding great employees and keeping them happy, engaged and wanting to stay at your organization! 

     Part 1:   Recruitment: Find Great Employees          Feb 10th @ 12pm-1:30pm

  • Recruit the RIGHT people for your organization;      
  • Hiring strategies, job descriptions and interviewing tips

    Part 2:   Retention: Keep Great Employees                  Feb 11th @ 12pm-1:30pm         

  • Keep your employees happy, engaged and wanting to stay;
  • Importance of on-boarding and human resources planning.

    Also learn

How to navigate the Employer Guide with tips and tricks;

How to improve your organization's human resources practices;

Current human resource trends

My _ Hat Series - Videos for Entrepreneurs

As a business owner you have many hats to wear, and skills to master. The My _ Hat series has been created to give you a place to learn tips and strategies for the many tasks you must master as a business owner.
My _ Hat Series - Videos for Entrepreneurs

Recruitment and Retention, it's not just about wages anymore! More often employees are considering work-life balance, benefits, the culture of their workplace. 

We have put together a few videos to help you explore ideas to help boost your 'Employee Retention' efforts including: Employee benefits, and Employee Engagement Tools.

Check out the My Hat series here!

As a business owner you have many hats to wear, and skills to master. The My Hat series has been created to give you a place to learn tips and strategies for the many tasks you must master as a business owner.

What role does social media play in employee recruitment?

Is your social media business page up to date? This may sound like an odd question when looking for new employees, but 62% of job seekers use social media to evaluate the company before applying (G2, 2021).
What role does social media play in employee recruitment?

You read that right! 62% of job seekers use social media to evaluate the company before applying (G2, 2021).

There are three things you can do:

1.       Complete your social profile – be sure all the boxes are ticked that apply to your business

2.       Share posts that reflect the personality of your business, how you support your employees, the community, and your customers.

3.       Be Social – have a little fun! Share your staff donut day, or team outings.

You can book an appointment with Elizabeth, CF’s own Digital Marketing Expert, to review your page and get some great tips to optimize and increase engagement!

Pro Tip: The City of Quesnel have posted a series of videos on Youtube that you can share on your website or through your social pages. Check them out here: Hello, Quesnel - YouTube

Employee Retention - Why I work here!

We invited local businesses to share their employee's perspectives of "Why I work here". See what they had to say at Chemo RV!
Employee Retention - Why I work here!

 "There are so many reasons why I work at Chemo RV. We have so much fun together. Chemo RV Sales & Service Ltd has supported my career development. I have recently been promoted from part to sales. We are asked for our input to the business and community support. Giving back to the community is a big deal for me! Tiffany

Employee Retention - Why I Work Here!

We invited local businesses to share their employee's perspectives of "Why I Work Here". See what they had to say at Chemo RV!
Employee Retention - Why I Work Here!

 All of the staff are fun to work with. We really are a team here at Chemo RV Sales & Service Ltd. I feel lucky to have this fabulous work family where I feel appreciated and recognized for my work. Jim

Employee Retention - Why I work here!

We invited local businesses to share their employee's perspectives of "Why I work here". See what they had to say at Chemo RV!
Employee Retention - Why I work here!

The environment at Chemo RV Sales & Service Ltd. is amazing... I can be myself! We do have a lot of fun, we have staff get-togethers often. We give back to the community, that is really important to me, knowing that we are making a difference. Victoria

Employee Retention - Why I work here!

We invited local businesses to share their employee's perspectives of "Why I work here". See what they had to say at Kwik Kleen!
Employee Retention - Why I work here!

 The fun and relaxed atmosphere created by my employers make working at Kwik Kleen Laundromat an awesome experience! Janet

Employee Retention - Why I work here!

We invited local businesses to share their employee's perspectives of "Why I work here". See what they had to say at Lil' Red Pony!
Employee Retention - Why I work here!

I have a love and passion for all animals and love helping their owners choose healthy products for their horses and pets. Working here allows me to follow my interest in animal nutrition and wellness, and I am surrounded by fun products that is all animal related. I want to make a positive mark in the equine world by providing customer service, support and knowledge. Lil Red Pony Feed & Supplies allows me to be my true self and I am happiest when working with anything related to animals. - Jamie

Employee Retention - Why I work here!

We invited local businesses to share their employee's perspectives of "Why I work here". See what they had to say at Lens Masters!
Employee Retention - Why I work here!

 “Working at Lensmasters Optical Ltd has been a very rewarding experience. Being able to help people see and feel good about their glasses, get them the best in their budget and be comfortable is the greatest feeling. The work environment of Lens Masters. Eric (Bodman) has allowed us as staff to be personable and creative with our customers making the job fun and successful."

Employee Retention - Why I work here!

We invited local businesses to share their employee's perspectives of "Why I work here". See what they had to say at Booster Juice!
Employee Retention - Why I work here!

Being able to work for great owners who appreciate and value the work that you do is exactly why I work here! I feel like a contributing part of the team at Booster Juice delivering quality products to customers. ~ Jeanette

Employer Support - Work BC

Did you know WorkBC not only assists people looking for work but also has many supports for businesses looking for employees?
Employer Support - Work BC

WorkBC not only assists people looking for work, but also has many supports for businesses looking for employees?

Free job postings – post your open position on the local job board atHorton Ventures Inc

Wage Subsidy Program – Wage subsidy offers employers opportunities to cover a portion of wages for employees, re-hire laid off employees, hire new employees, support existing operations and expansion and more.

Business Resources – Tap into essential BC business resources that can help you launch or grow your business.

Connect with Work BC at WorkBC - Employer Resources to get a full list of supports available to your business.

PRO Tip: Are you looking to reach new hires outside of the North Cariboo area? The city of Quesnel has created a Relocation Guide that can be included in your job posting to show potential applicants the lifestyle they can expect when living in North Cariboo. https://www.quesnel.ca/sites/default/files/docs/our-community/quesnel_relocation_guide_2019_final_rev1.pdf

OR you can link the landing page to a job posting:https://www.quesnel.ca/our-community/moving-quesnelProspective employees can download the relocation guide from this page or request a relocation package. 

6 Practical Ideas to Keep Excellent Employees!

Check out the list of 6 practical things you can do starting today to keep your excellent employees!
6 Practical Ideas to Keep Excellent Employees!

 We have partnered with Work BC, the City of Quesnel, and the Chamber of Commerce to compile a list of practical employee hiring and engagement tools you can start using today!

6 Practical Ideas to Reach New Employees.

We pulled together 6 tips to Reach New Employees, starting today!
6 Practical Ideas to Reach New Employees.

We have partnered with Work BC, the City of Quesnel, and the Chamber of Commerce to compile a list of practical employee hiring and engagement tools you can start using today!

 


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