Virtual Hiring Supports for Employers

Being forced to adopt new, virtually enabled business models overnight can feel overwhelming, especially when it comes to hiring. We have the right supports to help you successfully transition to virtual recruitment, so let us help you with your next hire! As part of our ongoing commitment to employers and business owners across the Kootenay…

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…

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…