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PEAK Event Services workers on the job.
" We foster and embrace an inclusive
and diverse work culture, " says Tarryn
Prosper, vice president of sales for PEAK's
tent division. " Throughout our warehouse
we display TVs showing photos from
recent projects as well as thank you
notes from clients so everyone can see
how they impact the event as a whole. "
Photo courtesy of PEAK Event Services.
" Our requirements for employees
haven't really changed, " says Darby.
" There's not a certain minimum skill set,
for example, that's required. We very
much believe in taking people in and as
long as they have the right mentality and
the right personality, we can train them
to do a lot of what we do. "
PEAK also kept its same hiring
requirements pre- and post-pandemic,
" but we have brought on board a full-time
recruiter and automated the onboarding
process to ensure qualified candidates
are captured quickly, " Prosper says,
adding the company also has adapted to
hybrid work arrangements, post-COVID.
As a result, PEAK now embraces virtual
interviews and uses online platforms and
job boards more extensively.
Darby says Rent-E-Quip did use
job boards in the past but found they
weren't that effective. Rather, he says,
" the most effective [recruitment tools]
have been social media (Instagram and
Facebook), as well as word of mouth. "
SJPR uses several agencies to find new
recruits, " but they basically hire through
the industry, " says Tirado. " We look for
guys who have dealt with tenting. We do
have to stay with the agency for about
one season, " he says, but after that, " we
can deal directly with the workers and
hire them directly. " He adds that SJPR
can then offer those people it wants fulltime
employment with benefits. " We say,
'Now you have a home,' which is what
we try to offer everyone. "
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MAKING EMPLOYEES FEEL
LIKE PART OF THE FAMILY
Creating a sense of " home " is also
something that each of these companies
says is key to both recruiting and retaining
employees. That includes competitive
wages and great benefits packages. PEAK
matches 401(k)s and offers full health
benefits, including disability and life
insurance. " We foster and embrace an
inclusive and diverse work culture, " says
Prosper. " Throughout our warehouse
we display TVs showing photos from
recent projects, safety and community
messages, as well as thank-you notes
from clients so everyone can see how
they impact the event as a whole. "
The company also celebrates
milestones and successes with employee
recognition programs and a variety of
company-wide celebrations throughout
the year. " We believe in being immersed
in our community and offer an annual
volunteer/wellness day and a number of
opportunities for our teams to support
a variety of nonprofits throughout the
year, " says Prosper. Its biggest program
is PEAK Culture Week, which " is an
important way for us to recognize and
thank our employees for their hard
work and dedication, " she adds.
Different items are given to staff
each day during PEAK Week, including
everything from branded swag such as
hats, mugs and blankets, to supermarket
gift cards. " In operations we will provide
breakfast for the road crews and the
leadership team will make breakfast for
anyone who is in the warehouse, " Prosper
says, adding that one year the CEO pushed
a bar cart through the sales office and
handed out mocktails to the team. " We
try to make it fun and employee focused, "
she says. " It's a great way to bring people
together and keep the energy up after the
busiest times in the season. "
SJPR and Rent-E-Quip also offer life
and health insurance, including dental

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