Kindred Construction Partner Profile
Here at EMBERS Staffing Solutions, we meet people everyday who are working to rebuild their lives and we love to celebrate the stories of our workers who have gotten ahead and turned their lives around.
Every now and then we want to take the time to shine a light on some of our great partners. Our partners vary – from large development and construction companies to mid-sized and smaller companies – but all share one thing in common: they are helping people who face barriers to employment get back to work.
The second in a series of profiles highlighting our valued partnerships is Kindred Construction
Making the decision to use EMBERS Staffing Solutions as their source for temporary construction labour services was a simple decision for Kindred Construction.
The Vancouver-based construction management and general contractor company has been a partner with EMBERS since 2010, and President Dick Reid says it has been a great match from the very beginning.
“Kindred and EMBERS share a lot of the same values, and that makes for a better match and a better fit. We have had substantially less issues and problems with EMBERS than we had with other temporary labour agencies because of these shared values.”
The difference, says Dick, is in the way EMBERS Staffing Solutions treats their workers and their values-based approach to staffing.
“EMBERS excels at treating their workers as people who are looking for careers and futures, not just someone who is going to show up on a job site for a day or week,” says Dick. “There is a greater responsibility and social objective in the way EMBERS treats their people.”
For Kindred, working with EMBERS Staffing Solutions makes sense from a socially responsible point of view, but it also just makes good business sense for the company.
“The purely business-related reason we use EMBERS is that we get the right kind of people for the job,” says Dick. “The kind of people EMBERS attracts to their workforce have been – in our experience – much more responsible and more dependable. They are all going to show up on time, they’re keen to learn and the have all the right tools necessary to perform their job.”
“The not-so- much business-related reason is that EMBERS is an organization that plays a valuable role in those areas of our city that need it the most. Lots of people just need an opportunity – and EMBERS gives them that opportunity and takes them on the road to being contributing citizens in our society.”
To all EMBERS Staffing Solutions workers starting out on a Kindred job site, Dick Reid has a message for you:
“Welcome to Kindred. If you have questions or concerns, then please talk to your Supervisor or CSO – they are good listeners and they are here to mentor and train our workers while we construct a building together and as a team. If you see something that you think might make Kindred a better company, please do not hesitate to talk to the Site Superintendent or feel free to call me or any other member of our senior management team.”