Things move very quickly in the construction world, and sometimes you need extra hands on deck, fast. BPE Development knows that need all too well.
BPE Development, a group of companies, has several divisions operating in Kingston – construction, manufacturing, steel and real estate. It’s a fast-paced and large operation that also prides itself in being a positive influence in the community in the way they operate and the people they hire.
That’s where ReStart comes in.
“ReStart is great for the community, it’s really a wonderful program,” said Amanda Neumayer, BPE Development Office Manager. Amanda has hired more than 20 people through ReStart in the last three years.
“Hiring through ReStart is an easy and cost-effective process,” she said. “I just send an e-mail with positions we need to fill quickly, and they send us a list of qualified candidates who are ready to be interviewed – sometimes within the hour. It’s not a lot of paper work and it all happens very quickly and seamlessly.”
BPE Development has hired a variety of workers through Restart, ranging from labourers to administrative assistants.
“We’re constantly impressed by the caliber of the candidates,” added Amanda. “I would say everyone we’ve brought on through ReStart has been very polite and they go above and beyond to prove themselves. It’s important that new hires fit in with the team, and the candidates who’ve come through ReStart integrate very well.”
ReStart’s support doesn’t end when a candidate is hired, she adds. “The ReStart staff is very friendly and they continue to check up on the people we’ve brought on to ensure things are going smoothly. They really go the extra mile to ensure we’re satisfied.”