The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act (formerly known as Bill 148) is now a reality for employers in Ontario, effective January 1, 2018. A part of the Act encompasses new Personal Emergency Leave (PEL) regulations. This part of the Act is extremely comprehensive so we’ve compiled this blog post to help share the information with other seasonal and tourism/hospitality employers.
Mobilize founder and CEO, Benjamin Guth, will be speaking at the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) Tourism Issues Forum on February 22, 2018. The topic will be “Understanding Bill 148: Beyond the Minimum Wage Increase.”
New Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act – What Seasonal Tourism & Hospitality Employers Need to Know – The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act (formerly known as Bill 148) is now in effect, and the changes have a direct impact on your business. Instead of wading through all the confusing legal language or worrying about misleading […]
Mobilize offers innovative approach to staffing Domestic workers offer good alternative to J-1s and H-2Bs. Mobilize Jobs founder Benjamin Guth was interviewed by Lily Cowper at MV Times. Read the full article now > Here are excerpts from the news article published on December 19, 2017. Benjamin Guth, founder of Mobilize, met with owners and […]
The good, the bad and the smelly in 20 minutes Losing good people because of a not-so-great staff housing policy? We can help! In this quick 20-minute webinar, Mobilize Jobs founder Benjamin Guth goes over 5 ways you can improve your staff housing policy and retain more people. Opt-in To Watch Webinar Video Now > […]
Fall leaves, snow and hot chocolate might seem far away, but summer is the hottest time to staff up for fall and winter. Planning ahead and getting people in place now means you won’t end up scrambling when your summer staff head back to school in September.
At Mobilize, the entire HQ team has been so focused on moving forward and preparing for the next launch (in this case, summer 2017) that we haven’t had time to take a breather and look back on the our last season – Launch 6 from September 2016 to April 2017. We’d like to take this […]
After seeing Mobilize help with a staffing shortage at a neighbouring business, Bill Karas, owner of Glacier Mountain Lodge in Blue River, BC tried the program at his own hotel – with very successful results. The program’s structure, with the flexibility of seasonal deployment cycles, is ideal for their operation. “We can plan to have staff when we need them most,” says Karas. “And the calibre of that staff is great. The Mobilize workers were better than the people we would have found on our own.”
The Best Western Valemount struggled to stay operational due to severe staffing shortages – they simply couldn’t attract enough people to meet demand. The result was too few people working too many hours, which led to overworked, burned-out employees. Christine Latimer, the General Manager, turned to Mobilize to see if they could help meet the hotel’s labour challenges.
Intrigued by Mobilize? Thinking about applying but unsure about the program? Mobilize is more than just finding a job, it’s about creating a family of friends and a chapter of great memories. Here’s what some of our Mobilizers are saying about the program, our support system and their experiences during deployed work adventures. Watch our […]