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Greater Victoria is facing an employment “crisis” and it will take a multi-pronged attack to deal with it, according to a human resources consultant.

Statistics Canada reported the country had an unemployment rate of 5.7 per cent — a 40-year low — in December and that Victoria now has the second-lowest unemployment rate in the country at 3.4 per cent.

Frank Bourree, principal of Chemistry Consulting in Victoria, said inaction is not an option as businesses scramble to attract workers.

January 8, 2018 by admin

True to the body shape of the season’s central character, employment during the winter experiences a seasonal bulge as companies hire additional staff to handle the busy shopping season.

While no formal statistics exist, a quick search through the various job sites underscores this point. Indeed.com lists 89 seasonal jobs within 25 kilometres of Victoria, ranging across retail, horticulture, transportation, and hospitality. Monster.ca lists 30 seasonal jobs with postings overlapping Indeed.com.

December 13, 2017 by admin

In spite of an increased focus on the overall health and wellness of employees, many efforts in this area remain concentrated on safety and security issues or traditional health concerns such as employee dental and drug plans.

While these are all important aspects of your team’s health and well-being, there are other areas that may not be addressed by basic healthcare or safety, and with some innovative thinking and a minimal amount of investment you can significantly impact culture, employee engagement and attendance.

November 30, 2017 by admin


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