Partnerships to help find candidates

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Employer Success Story

Employer: Sobeys
Industry: Retail grocery
Goal: Find candidates for varied roles
Challenge: Sourcing candidates
Focus of support: Hiring events, job postings, job placements, hiring incentives
Outcomes: Multiple hires; employer satisfaction

“VPI is an excellent partnership…You always help us find good candidates.”

– Edon, Sobeys


Edon is a Manager for the Etobicoke branch of a grocery store chain. In the past he has had difficulty sourcing the range of specialized candidates–like Cake Decorators or Meat Cutters–that a grocery store sometimes requires.

Edon set up an appointment with his local VPI branch to discuss how we could work together to help with his hiring challenges.
Because we work with job seekers as well as employers, we have a wide talent pool to draw candidates from. We also have partnerships with organizations in our community, which means we have access to a network of contacts that can help us spread the word about job opportunities.

After an initial meeting, our team of experts came up with a plan to support Edon’s hiring needs including, hiring events, job postings on our job board, and job placements. Over the last year, our ongoing partnership has helped Edon make over a dozen hires for a range of roles.

Edon was so happy with the success of our partnership that he set up a meeting between the HR Business Partners at his corporate head office and our team to discuss the ways we could help their entire company in the future.

For more information on how we can help you with your hiring needs, contact us today.