VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- It's a situation every small business owner is familiar with. Your busy season is quickly upcoming, and your local talent pool is limited, or already snapped up by the bigger corporates nearby.
How can you fill your seasonal staffing needs in time for when your customers start queuing? You don't have the resources of a deep recruitment advertising budget, and you may not even have a dedicated HR personnel on board; if you do, their time could be better spent elsewhere, and if you don't, you're doing it yourself. You find yourself forced to scrape the bottom of the local talent barrel, hoping there's at least one suitable candidate left in your community. It's hardly a recipe for success.
The solution is remarkably simple, becoming increasingly more popular, and is taking the country by storm. You partner with The Global Work & Travel Co., and hire seasonal, unrestricted working holiday makers, for free.
The Global Work & Travel Co. is the world's largest 'working holiday' travel organisation, specialising in matching every-day businesses with seasonal travelers looking for an opportunity to work abroad to fund their cultural exchange. According to The Global Work & Travel Co. CEO Jurgen Himmelmann, the number of travelers working abroad is stronger than at any point in history and there's no sign of it slowing down.
"Malia Obama thrust the concept of a 'gap year' into the spotlight when she announced she was taking a year off between High School and University. Young people everywhere are discovering that the best way to prepare for future careers is to gather international experience," says Himmelmann. "Travel is priceless."
"We have Aussies & Kiwis lining up to fly to Canada or the UK, and North Americans and Brits desperate to come to Australia to work and experience the culture for 6 to 24 months. For them, the opportunity to wait tables in English pubs, operate ski lifts in the snow, or tend bars on tropical island resorts is a perfect way to earn money to later on explore the country in their free time."
Himmelmann says that an increasing amount of companies are also getting in touch to tap into these opportunities. "So far in Canada we're partnered with over 1,200 local businesses to assist in their seasonal hiring needs, in Australia & the UK there's over 800 and growing," states the CEO of a company that's assisted over 25,000 seasonal travelers worldwide on their "gap year" journeys since its inception in 2008.
Typical working holiday makers want to work, in order to fund their adventure. A "Holiday" only lasts a few weeks until you've spent all your savings. A "Working Holiday" allows someone to spend an indefinite amount of time abroad, on a special, paperwork-free visa program, by working a job that covers your cost of living, so you can then continue onto somewhere new when the time is right. These travelers want to experience another culture, boost their CV, develop themselves, and are motivated to work hard in order to make it happen.
The process is seamless, and The Global Work & Travel Co. has already done the hard work of short listing and screening the potential candidates. "Organisations taking advantage of this business model are not only able to diversify their workplace, but they're also saving thousands of dollars by not needing to advertise ordinary, entry level jobs online or in newspapers," quotes Himmelmann.
If you're a business of any size, with any interest in reducing your team's time spent on recruiting or advertising, or confront any seasonal hiring challenges throughout the year, this little-known yet revolutionary service can make a big difference to your team's culture and bottom line.
The Global Work & Travel Co. is the world's largest working holiday and gap year travel specialist. With over 100 employees and offices on three continents, Global has assisted over 25,000 young travelers on their meaningful explorations in a mere 8 years.
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SOURCE The Global Work & Travel Co.