More than 230 people sent resumes prior to the event, and of those 50 face-to-face interviews were held with pre-screened candidates. In addition, more than 110 walk-in candidates attended and met with human resource and technical professionals to discuss opportunities.
Summer Sun, manager of interior design, chats with a potential new recruit in the Flying Colours design suite (photo courtesy Flying Colours)
Existing employees at this privately owned, family-run company explained their roles, management responded to specific company questions, and the HR team accepted resumes and organized interviews.
“We’re optimistic that we found some great candidates and will be working over the next week or two to make offers to some of those interviewed,” says Ian Ross, director of human resources, Flying Colours Corp.
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“It was obvious from the look of surprise on some of the faces that they were impressed by the scale of our operation here and our capabilities in terms of program quality and complexity,” adds Ross. “As well as finding some great new talent, I think we clarified to many just what we do.”
A combination of existing and new roles were highlighted as Flying Colours plans to fill in excess of 50 openings in its paint, avionics, maintenance, interiors, cabin installation and upholstery departments by the mid-summer.