On-Demand Webinar for Employers How will the new TFW federal regulations impact you? Are you ready for the evolving role technology and automation play in staff recruitment? What other options exist for local/foreign recruitment? 2020 will be a challenging year for property owners, especially those with fewer than 100 rooms and/or operating in rural, resort-focused […]
With the 2014 changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, employers in the low-skill/low-wage categories got cut off from international employees. Previous to the changes, we were the largest ethical foreign recruitment agency in Canada, deploying over a thousand individuals each year. After consultations with government and industry leaders on the reasons for the changes, […]
New On-Demand Webinar for Employers For 2019, we expect an even greater labour shortage across Canada – especially in remote and/or resort-focused regions. This combined with the customer service challenges of the usual high summer rush leaves employers like yourself short staffed in your busiest season. Plus, we’ll continue to face TFW challenges that will […]
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.
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.
Chad Gulevich, owner/operator of two hotels and partnered in a third in western Canada, talks about his five seasonal deployments with Mobilize Jobs, including two very busy, high-season summers. Good people are hard to find Gulevich and his team traditionally spent a lot of time recruiting from eastern Canada and internationally; due to their remote […]
Mobilize is solving some serious labour shortage problems in service-based industries such as the tourism and hospitality sectors. The program, launched in response to changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), helps labour-strapped businesses across Canada staff up with a continuous source of young workers from other parts of the country.
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Success factor #5: Make the experience hassle-free
In the last few posts, we’ve talked about some of the challenges of hiring millennials – and how employers can use our insights to attract them to industries facing a labour shortage. We’ve covered the need to make the experience exciting, educational, career-focused and structured. In this post, we share the fifth and final insight gained from talking to and working with millennials: employers need to make the experience easy.
After a successful initial year in the field, Mobilize Jobs has proven that tapping underemployed Canadian millennials is a viable alternative to using the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) to fill seasonal labour shortages. We’ve learned a lot in our first year, with plenty of valuable feedback from participating businesses and workers. As a result, we are making a few changes to provide more flexibility for both employers and millennials on work adventures.