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Success Stories: An Interview with Hugh Jones of WESTCOAST Sightseeing

By Work With Us Foundation on December 27 2018

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One of the questions new clients have is 'what it is like to hire a candidate from Work With Us?'

To help provide some insight, we asked several of our clients what they thought about the experience and collected their responses into a new series called ‘Success Stories’.

These stories help to highlight the impact that WorkWithUs candidates can have on the companies they work for as well as the benefits companies themselves can derive from choosing Work With Us for their staffing needs.

Below is our first success story, from Hugh Jones, Director of WESTCOAST Sightseeing, a BC-based tour operator in Vancouver, Victoria and Whistler.

WESTCOAST Sightseeing believes in the importance of giving back to the community and has supported organizations such as the United Way – Social Purpose Innovation in the Lower Mainland and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. We asked Hugh a few questions on his experience in partnering with Work With Us and the impact it had on his company.

What was the need in your company that WorkWithUs helped to fill?
The labour market in the Lower Mainland presents a challenge for us each year in trying to find the necessary personnel. WorkWithUs assisted us in finding several great individuals to fill a variety of roles within our organization.

Why did you choose WorkWithUs?
We first heard about WorkWithUs through our involvement with the StreetToHome program. The WorkWithUs model first as a social impact recruiter aligns with our business values and our intention to contribute in a positive way to the communities in which we operate.

What results did you expect/get from working with WorkWithUs?
Significant improvements to our staffing plan. We worked with several wonderful individuals that we expect to have a long future with our business.

What did you like about working with WorkWithUs?
Fantastic communication and support from Kate Perkins and the WorkWithUs management staff. Ability to adjust program based on employer needs. Short term support for changing business needs.

Would you recommend WorkWithUs to a friend or colleague?
Absolutely, we are a huge believer of WorkWithUs and the impact that is possible. We make the referral to all our partner organizations.

To learn more about WESTCOAST Sightseeing, visit them at westcoastsightseeing.com
To learn more about WorkWithUs, visit us at work-with-us.org

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