About Us

Our Story…

25 years of serving our community as Recruitment and HR experts.

Being true generalists, we have been fortunate to have been able to partner with many industries and build lasting professional relationships that continue today! 

Career Contacts / Employment Unlimited / TAFA Consulting bridges our relationships with our candidates and clients.  We are passionate about providing human resources and hiring solutions to our candidates and clients for a harmonious and success fit.  Our goal is two pronged: ensure you hire the right person for the right job and our job seekers find the right employer.

We have experience recruiting during the Dot Com Boom, the 2010 Olympics and the continuous economy of Canada. We continue to find innovative ways to provide recruitment services to our Clients and Candidates during any job market condition. 

Andrea Reid

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Andrea grew up in small town BC before moving to Vancouver and starting Career Contacts.  Her exceptional networking skills have helped her expand the business and buy Employment Unlimited in Whistler and Squamish and merge with TAFA Consulting. A true connector, Andrea has an ability to connect and build lasting and meaningful relationships. 

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Natasha Jeshani

With a degree from UBC and an HR Management Certificate, with distinction, from BCIT, Natasha’s extensive academic, as well as hands-on experience, in various areas of people management, has provided lasting legacies in HR protocols and policies.

As a Technical Recruiter and a true HR Generalist, Natasha’s career focuses on delivering high levels of service to leadership, management and employees alike.

As the best sellers Author of “The HR Insider: How to land your dream job, and keep it!”, Natasha has provided a tool for candidates who are interested in the HR perspective how to find, land and keep your dream job.

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Barb Collum

Barb is our Business Development Manager. Raised in Prince George, Barb eventually made her way to North Vancouver where you can see her crabbing and kayaking in Deep Cove in her spare time. Barbs passion for people and connection has made her successful in the industry for over 16 years.

She has an innate ability to build bridges with clients and candidates and support organizations during times of growth. 

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Reena Sall

An experienced HR and Recruitment professional, Instructor and CPHR candidate, Reena supports Career Contacts as an extension of our HR Consulting team.

With a Degree in HR from UBC, Reena excels in her theoretical and practical application of human resources and supports our clients as a true generalist.

Reena has a knack for producing customized policies and practices that are tailored to the needs of each company, regardless of size or industry, and is experienced in supporting all levels of an organization.

Joyce Lam

Joyce was raised in Vancouver and truly enjoys the “west coast lifestyle.” She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UBC and is currently pursuing a Certificate of Human Resources Management at BCIT. Joyce has always been passionate about helping others and has a strong customer service background. She enjoys pilates and spin classes in her free time. Joyce leads our Vancouver temp desk and also supports our tech recruitment team!

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Lauren Barlow

Lauren joined Career Contacts to support our front office and very quickly found that  her past experience in office management, marketing and sales and administration were a great match to start a career on Recruitment. As our token American, Lauren brings a fresh international perspective to our work and overall growth. Lauren has a strength in bringing people together and matching skills and experience with our clients needs. Lauren manages our Whistler and Squamish desks! 

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Pamela McEwin

Pamela joined Career Contacts as our Director of People & Culture. Here are just a few of the areas Pam supports: driving all aspects of the recruitment cycle for multiple business lines across multiple enterprises, championing human resources programs and policy creation as applied to employee relations, compensation, safety, benefits, staffing levels, and performance management, and partnering with business stakeholders needing HR assistance with special onboarding needs or staffing for projects. Pam also educates employees on the 360 and employee engagement survey process and enables proper survey distribution and review of results. The focus on on serving our clients as an adviser and subject matter expert on policies, employment law, and compliance requirements.

Our Values

Diversity and inclusion is at the forefront of our core values at Career Contacts. Through various diversity and inclusion initiatives, we are able to better partner with our candidates and clients and increase our alignment and service offerings. We believe D&I begins in house and leverage live and breath this in our own workplace. We believe this is critical to our success.

Safety first is important for every employee we place on site and Career Contacts strives to always put the safety of our internal and external teams before all else. We partner with our clients to ensure that they have the tools to operate the same way and ensure our employees are welcomed into safe sites each and every time.

Corporate Social Responsibility is an integral part of our purpose as a company. At Career Contacts, we believe that it is our duty to put the highest value on our employees, customers, communities and the environment.

 

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