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22.03.2018

Cranbrook Roundtable a Big Success!

Eleven industry professionals had their burning questions around HR and health and safety answered by go2HR at a recent tourism and hospitality roundtable held in Cranbrook. On Feb. 15, go2HR’s Ginger Brunner, Regional HR Specialist, and Stephanie Mallalieu, Industry Health & Safety Specialist, facilitated a roundtable for employers representing various tourism sectors from all over … Read More

21.03.2018

New Training Videos: Kitchen Safety Advice from the Pros

Commercial kitchens, from small cafes to large-scale hotel operations, are fast-paced environments with many hazards. As an employer, it’s your responsibility to make sure your workers are trained and know how to carry out all aspects of their job correctly. Whether it’s a new worker who has little experience in a kitchen, or an experienced … Read More

08.03.2018

BCIT Named Winner of the 2018 Winning Pitch

The team from BCIT’s Tourism Marketing Diploma Program was crowned the winner of this year’s provincial Winning Pitch competition at the BC Tourism Industry Conference today. This year, student teams from around BC developed a business concept for a new tourism product or service that expands into and supports the development of shoulder- and off-seasons … Read More

08.03.2018

Island Lake Lodge Wins 2018 Employees First Award

Island Lake Lodge has won the coveted 2018 Employees First Award, presented this afternoon at the BC Tourism Industry Conference in Kelowna. The award is sponsored by go2HR, BC’s tourism human resource association, as part of the 2018 Tourism Industry Awards. The Employees First Award recognizes a British Columbia tourism industry employer who has upheld … Read More

14.02.2018

Canada’s Best Employers 2018

Congratulations to these tourism and hospitality employers for making this prestigious Forbes list! Forbes’ 2018 Canada’s Best Employers highlights 300 companies operating in Canada that have won the endorsement of their workers. 8,000 Canadians working for large firms and institutions—those with 500 or more employees—in 25 industry sectors were surveyed and asked whether they would … Read More

13.02.2018

08.02.2018

BC Government to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 by 2021

Premier John Horgan announced this morning that the minimum wage will be raised to $15 per hour by June 2021, endorsing the recommendations of the Fair Wages Commission. The plan to reach $15 an hour provides for an immediate increase of $1.30 an hour on June 1, 2018, to a new minimum wage of $12.65 … Read More

07.02.2018

Kootenay Rockies Regional Winning Pitch Competition Results

Two teams of post-secondary students from Selkirk College submitted their Winning Pitch concepts and presentations via video earlier this month. The Winning Pitch, hosted by go2HR, is a case competition where post-secondary students apply their strategic thinking to come up with a new tourism business or service idea based on a local, realistic scenario to … Read More

05.02.2018

VIU’s Power Team Wins Regional Winning Pitch Competition

Three teams of post-secondary students from the Vancouver Island region competed in the Winning Pitch regional competition on Feb. 3, 2018. The Winning Pitch, hosted by go2HR, is a case competition where post-secondary students apply their strategic thinking to come up with a new tourism business or service idea based on a local, realistic scenario … Read More

01.02.2018

BCIT to Represent VCM region at Provincial Winning Pitch Competition

On Jan. 30, six teams of post-secondary students from the Vancouver, Coast and Mountains region competed in the Winning Pitch regional competition. The Winning Pitch, hosted by go2HR, is a case competition where post-secondary students apply their strategic thinking to come up with a new tourism business or service idea based on a local, realistic … Read More

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