KCDS Statement of Solidarity

KCDS Statement of Solidarity In alignment with our vision, mission and values, KCDS stands against racism and other forms of systemic violence against Black, Indigenous and racialized lives. We are inspired by actions calling for justice and equity. We are dedicated to working together with partner organisations, citizen groups and government agencies in the dismantling…

Information on the recently announced incentives and Employment Insurance

The B.C. Emergency Benefit for Workers The B.C. Emergency Benefit for Workers will provide a one-time $1,000 payment to people who lost income because of COVID-19. Residents who are receiving EI Benefits or the new Canade Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) are eligible. Applications will open soon with a one-time payment in May 2020. https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/employment-business/covid-19-financial-supports#BCEBW Canada…

Remote Resources for Job Seekers

Remote Resources for Job Seekers: Resume Guide Cover Letter Guide Interview Guide Resume Templates (download): Resume- Dark Blue Resume-Classic -Gray Resume-Creative Cover Letter Templates: Cover-Letter – Simple Cover-Letter – Creative Cover-Letter – Manager Reference Templates: References – Simple References – Creative      

Employee Retention: How to Keep Good Employees

Keeping valuable employees can be complicated in today’s evolving workplace that faces challenges unique to our fast-paced, technological world; yet it is more important than ever to retain an efficient workforce in order to remain competitive. The hidden cost of high turnover can drain a company’s resources. Replacement costs for workers are estimated at 1/3…

Everyone is Able

WorkBC Supports People Working with a Disability to Thrive September is Disability Employment Month in BC, a time both to celebrate the contributions that employees with a disability make in the workplace and to spread awareness about the barriers facing these workers. With 3 in 10 employees expected to experience a disability during their working…

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Tips to Reduce Employee Turnover

”People move on for better opportunities; they seem to graduate from my business to another.” This West Kootenay employer echoes the frustration of many local employers who are dealing with employee turnover. This interview was a component of the Nelson Area Human Resource Strategy (Local Employers Working Together), a 1997-98 labour market partnership conducted by…

KCDS Named One of the Best Workplaces in Canada

Kootenay Career Development Society a leader in employee satisfaction Central Kootenays—Kootenay Career Development Society (KCDS) has gone from being a great place to work to being one of the best places to work in all of Canada, according to leading consulting firm Great Place to Work. Great Place to Work is an independent organization that…