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About CFTB

Since 2010 Connect For The Best has been connecting amazing hospitality workers to companies who want to hire them for work. Known for reference-checking each worker (and only approving 20% of applicants!) you know anyone who’s listed on our site really is the best.

Why do people love us? Our prices are affordable and we make finding hospitality help easy. Hiring managers avoid piles of unqualified resumes and hours of interviewing. Managers say goodbye to questionable temporary workers and long on-call lists. Workers are saved from lost hours and lower wages through agency work. Everybody wins!

Social Entrepreneurship

This year Connect For The Best expanded their community reach in partnership with the Hospitality Worker’s Training Centre (HWTC). Alongside supporting hospitality employers, CFTB and The HWTC are providing community members with training programs for room attendants, banquet servers and kitchen helpers. Developed to help meet the staffing needs of the industry, these programs help provide access to great jobs with advancement opportunities for people looking for work.

Our in-hotel and classroom programs ready participants for immediate hiring for permanent or temporary positions. It’s an opportunity to supplement income and gain experience in a promising new industry.

The Team

What began as the brainchild of 30-year hospitality veteran, Margaret Readings, has grown to involve a small team alongside a network of incredible organisations.

Margaret Readings - Founder and Director

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Margaret started in hotels in London in the 70’s. She’s worked her way up from front end supervisor to Director of Housekeeping, Hotel Manager, eventually working for Starwood’s corporate office. She knows the industry like no other and sees the challenges and solutions from both the managers' and the staff's position.







Nicole Tersigni - Operations Manager

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Day to day, Nicole keeps things running smoothly. She helps coordinate training, verify our workers and ensures the site operation is in tip top shape. Since starting with CFTB during a summer placement program, she has been vital to the site and has been full time since completing her Bachelor of Commerce in Tourism and Hospitality in 2013.










Ashley Readings - Social Media Manager

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With a flair for internetting, Margaret’s daughter, Ashley, came onto the team in 2012 to help connect to people online. Managing social networking accounts and producing blog and newsletter content, she can often be found peering over her laptop with a latte in hand.













Elora Consulting - Web Development & Maintenance

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With CFTB from the beginning, Elora Consulting has helped bring every idea, whim and dream of Margaret’s to life. Building web and mobile software products for niche markets, their team of analysts, software engineers and product managers have become the cogs and wheels of CFTB. Elora enables its clients to think lean and build software with agility.



Our Partners

We’ve been lucky to work with hotels such as The Westin Harbour Castle, One King West, The Sheraton Centre, The Hilton, Don Valley Hotel, MTCC and the Delta Airport.

These organisations have also been a part of our growth and development HWTC, The 519, and Daniel Spectrum..

CFTB for Workers

GET A JOB WHEN YOU WANT ONE

It's simple. Once you've registered we'll check your references and approve your profile, allowing you to access jobs that you are qualified for. Then you can log in and search for the jobs that fit your schedule. Click here to register.

Career Resources

We're behind you every step of the way. Follow our blog and Facebook page for tips on how to make your profile the most appealing to employers and connect with other people working in hospitality.

CFTB for Managers

FIND STAFF WHEN YOU NEED THEM

We get it. We know that as a hospitality manager you're struggling to balance budgets, supervise staff and keep clients happy. And we're in your corner.

Sign up with CFTB for a low monthly fee, and post as many jobs as you like as often as you like. Search profiles and find the best employee for the job, and feel confident that they'll do the job well. Click here to register.

Stay in Touch

Keep up to date on all things CFTB through our blog and Facebook page. See other employers who are using the site and connect with more hospitality workers.