Fairwinds Training and Development provides full service hiring for both large and small companies. Companies can choose to use our services from start to finish or for individual services listed below.
- Ad development and placement
- Resume reception
- Resume screening
- Initial interviews (alone or with client)
- Job fit assessments
- Second and final interviews (alone or with client)
- Job offer and contract negotiation/signing
Fairwinds does not charge a per-placement fee as recruiting firms do. These fees reach well into the thousands. We charge on a per-hour basis and are able to provide exceptional, customized service for a fraction of the cost.
In working with individual clients, we become familiar with the specific needs of the company, the culture, the expectations, and the type of person needed to fit the particular role.
We understand the high cost of turnover, both in the hiring process and in the training invested in the recruit. Our main objective is to lower these turnover costs by matching the right person to the right job. Our Prevue Assessments enable us to do this in a cost-effective way.
We see Fairwinds as a virtual “branch” or “department” of your company. We take care of the legwork which saves you time and allows you to do the things that have a higher return on investment.
Fairwinds believes that this partnership approach is a win-win for both parties. Because Fairwinds is a Training and Development solution provider, we are also able to provide in-house, customized training for your new recruits as well as your existing team.
Performance Management System Development
Fairwinds will work with internal management to assess the current system, develop a new system or implement improvements in any or all of the following areas:
- Job descriptions and role definitions
- Skill inventories
- Individual performance agreements
- Performance review forms
- Career development plans
- Performance management process implementation
- Online performance management system implementation
As part of this process, Fairwinds will also provide training for HR managers in the process implementation, and training for management staff on how to conduct yearly reviews, as well as ongoing coaching and monitoring.
Succession planning should be tied as closely as possible to the Strategic Plan of an organization, ensuring that there will be sufficient human resources to carry out the vision for the future.
Fairwinds will help the organization benchmark positions and determine who in the organization has the best fit to move into that role. Through the benchmarking and matching process, skill gaps are identified and career development plans can be developed.
Click here for a sample succession planning report.
In addition to the Prevue Assessment process, Fairwinds will work with the management team to identify top performers and develop core competency frameworks.
Human Resources Policy Development
While many people shudder at the utterance of the “policy” word, there is a huge benefit to every organization in having the policies relating to their people clearly defined and communicated. Some policies are governed by Provincial and Federal laws, while others are specific to the needs of the organization. Fairwinds assists organizations by identifying the necessary guidelines and creating policies that suit their needs.
A completed Policy Manual typically includes policies relating to:
- Employment relationship
- Standards of conduct
- Wages and salary
- Benefits and services
- OH&S policies
It may also include other company-specific policies required due to the nature of the industry or additional regulations.
"I have personally used a number of the services offered by Fairwinds Training and Development in 5 different organizations and with their assistance have witnessed substantial improvement in each organization."
Durty Nelly's Irish Pub
"Fairwinds is now providing direction & structure in Alpha's succession planning process. We have experienced exceptional support and trust Fairwinds in providing sound advice."
Eric Efford, President and CEO
“Rick Fair heads up the training for my staff, with great detail focusing on working as a team, completing the job 100% and on time, taking responsibility for your job and the others around you.”
"We will continue to partner with Fairwinds Training Development with a shared goal of enhancing the skills and programs within the workplace."
Trevor Bent, Human Resource & Risk Manager
Eassons Transport Limited
"Sylvie is a master facilitator who provides her participants with the ability to transfer skills directly to their workplace thus impacting the culture of the organization."
Renette Muise, Workplace Education Coordinator
Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education
"The results have been heralded by staff as amazing. As well as being great trainers Brenda and Rick provide that special touch with follow up and helpful input."
Chuck Bezanson, Divisional Chief Training
Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency
"We would highly recommend her services to anyone at any stage of their business, from start-up to mature, they would benefit from the experience."
Pam Murray and Peter Andresen
Invisible Fence Brand of Annapolis Valley
"Sylvie was able to offer engaging and relevant material that had the additional benefit of bonding the participants during the challenging time of a plant closure."
Alice MacDonald, HR Manager
"The leadership program that they were instrumental in implementing will ensure that our employees are developing the necessary competencies and skills required to thrive in a highly competitive marketplace."
Janet Sutherland Tam, Human Resources Manager
Peter Kohler - Windows and Entrance Systems
"Brenda is a skilled facilitator with a solid background of experience and accreditations. Participants tell us that she has a winning combination - knowledgeable, engaging and organized."
Gerry Martin, Executive Director
Saint Mary’s University I Executive and Professional Development