Applicant Testimonials – take some time to review what others are saying about us.
I have been an office temp with Platinum Personnel from the beginning, off and on. Doing the skills tests is fabulous because the recruiters know my skill level and abilities. Read more
I have been available as my schedule permits with my part-time work and family responsibilities and the ladies at Platinum are very accommodating. They offer a number of different assignments, even when they know that my schedule might not match. The assignments are varied and working with other temps is always fun because they are fabulous.
I have referred many people who are transitioning or looking for something different to contact Platinum Personnel because they have a finger on the pulse of the local job market.
Platinum Personnel was recommended to me through a friend. From the first time I had a meeting with them made me feel very comfortable and at ease. Read more
My husband and I moved to Kelowna from Saskatoon late June, 2010; he was retiring but I still wanted to work. My background was customer service and admin work. I thought it would be “easy” to land a great job given my experience and mature years, but I was mistaken. After answering numerous on-line and newspaper employment ads and getting nowhere, I was very discouraged. Read more
I needed help! I looked up employment agencies on-line and found there were quite a few, but I didn’t have a clue which one would be right for me so I went to “apply” at a couple of them, including Platinum. I’m not sure if they were aware, but I was also interviewing them to see if they would be a fit for me. I decided on Platinum for a number of reasons including their name….what better indication of service than “Platinum”??
The main reasons for me signing with Platinum were their professionalism, honesty, integrity and sincerity. After the initial interview, I was asked to complete some admin tests (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.). Kim was very honest with me saying that at the time there really weren’t many jobs available, but she would keep me in mind. A couple of weeks later, I got the call for a placement – very wonderful place of employment – that lasted about 7 weeks. I then worked on another assignment for a couple of weeks. I was then placed for a 2-3 week assignment in November and I’m still there, except as a permanent employee.
The assignments where I worked were very reputable businesses who treated me very well and were very familiar with Platinum as they had used their services before. If the businesses where I worked are examples of the firms that employ the services of Platinum Personnel, then Platinum has a very good reputation.
As a former job hunter, I would strongly recommend Platinum Personnel to job hunters and companies.
– Gloria M.
I arrived in Kelowna from Newfoundland, via teaching ESL Korea, in September of 2010, without a plan for employment, but with an Education degree in hand and a background in ESL teaching and some administrative work. Read more
Any teaching work was already filled, so I applied for EVERY administrative position that was advertised. I sent my resume to employment agencies, including Platinum Personnel, and applied to grocery stores and coffee shops.
The grocery stores and coffee shops told me I was overqualified; the administrative positions ignored my applications, perhaps because of my Education degree or lack of recent administrative work. To say I started to panic is an understatement.
Only one employment agency got back to me – Platinum Personnel. I went in for an interview with Kim and we connected immediately, above and beyond my over- or under-qualifications. She has a knack for seeing the potential in people and for recognizing their work ethic, their spirit and their attitude above anything else.
I was then regularly, albeit temporarily, employed, thanks to Platinum, for the following months — including a 6-week replacement position that turned into a 3-month position that was hard to leave.
I met many wonderful employers and co-workers and always knew Platinum was looking for a job for me even harder than I was. (And I was looking hard!)
A couple of months ago, I had secured a part-time job as an ESL teacher, but Kim called one evening and said…“I have the perfect job for you!” I made the tough decision of quitting the ESL job to try out this “perfect” full-time job.
Turns out, she was right.
I am now happily employed in a professional, energetic, challenging and supportive office full-time, thanks to Platinum Personnel and their attention and dedication. Thanks so much!
– Rhonda H.
“I moved to Kelowna, from Edmonton, in April 2015. Before moving, I had done my research for a reputable placement agency and Platinum Personnel was the place to go. Read more
Shortly after my arrival I was placed with one of their clients to utilize my Administrative and Business Assistant background. I never looked back and thanks to Platinum, I am gainfully employed! The staff at Platinum are professional, friendly and always supportive. No matter what your reason for seeking their assistance, it’s a move in the right direction.”
I have had the pleasure in dealing with Platinum Personnel both as an applicant and as an employer and can only highly recommend their services. I moved from Vancouver in early 2015 and Platinum was the only agency willing to meet with me on a “fact finding mission” regarding the job market in Kelowna.Read more