Conducting Seasonal Layoffs with Compassion

Employers can learn how to conduct seasonal layoffs with compassion with these tips and advice from our Regional HR Consultant Christie Blaquiere from Cariboo Chilcotin Coast.

Winter Driving Resources

Stay safe and prepared on the roads in winter with expert tips, guides, and essential resources.

Compass Group Canada Demonstrates Strong Commitment to Safety with COR Certification

Jia Yi Goh, Health and Safety, Quality Assurance (HSQA) Manager at Compass Group Canada recommends go2HR’s COR program.

Mental Health Survey Contest Rules

2024 Mental Health Survey Contest rules go2HR Mental Health Survey Sweepstakes 2024_final

How to Develop a Total Compensation Strategy?

Industry leaders have their Total Compensation strategy locked in and are using it as a competitive advantage. In this article, learn how to take full advantage of developing a Total Compensation strategy for your Tourism & Hospitality business.

How to Determine Wages – Small Employers Guide

Setting wages is a key aspect of running a business. In this article, learn how to determine wages as a small employer in the Hospitality & Tourism Industry in BC.

Understanding Staff Housing Through a Total Compensation Lens – 5 Tips for BC Tourism & Hospitality Employers

Staff housing can be a key part of a worker’s total compensation in many regions of the province. In this article, learn the 5 tips of Understanding Staff Housing Through a Total Compensation Lens fpr BC Tourism & Hospitality Employers.

Benefits of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Training

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) training helps create a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion. Employees learn about the importance of respecting and appreciating differences, fostering an environment where everyone feels valued and included. This can lead to increased employee morale, engagement, and a sense of belonging which can pay off for business in many ways.

BC’s New Pay Transparency Act

For all BC employers, BC’s new Pay Transparency Act is now in effect. The purpose of the new legislation is to close the gender pay gap which is the first step towards pay equity. Pay equity means all are paid the same wage for the same job. When salary is transparent, as is the goal of pay transparency, it helps level the playing field. Pay transparency reduces entrenched biases around pay and is a concerted effort to close racial and gender pay disparity.

The Vancouver Aquarium is Committed to Keeping Workers Safe Every Day

Liz Kruse, Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Officer at the Vancouver Aquarium talks about how her business prioritizes health and safety with go2HR’s COR certification.

COR Certification with go2HR is a Testament to Workplace Safety Culture

Sergio Altenhofer from SerVantage Services Group explains why businesses should invest in workplace safety with go2HR’s COR Program.

What is a Living Wage?

Living Wage is the regional-specific wage minimum that allows families to afford necessities including shelter and food, and participation in your community. It is based on a common family unit in BC of two full-time working parents and two children. Learn all about Living Wage, the benefits of a Living Wage, how it is invested in your community, and why you should consider a Living Wage in your region.

Unsure of where to start? Reach out to your regional HR Consultant today to discuss how to find value in becoming a Living Wage Employer and what that transition means for your business.

Compensation Philosophy & Benchmarking Wages

Determining what to pay your employees is a critical decision for your business. Benchmarking your wages gives you a strategic perspective that aligns with your business goals, needs and direction.

Understanding Tips and Gratuities

For workers in the service sector, such as servers, cooks, bartenders, taxi drivers, bell staff and tour guides, gratuities are a substantial part of their income.

Unlocking BC’s Tourism and Hospitality Potential

Unlocking BC's Tourism and Hospitality potential as businesses learn to optimize their recruitment and retention in response to the evolving labor market.

Staying Safe During Cold Temperatures

As temperatures drop during the winter months, employers need to be aware of cold-related hazards that can cause or contribute to workplace injuries and illnesses when workers spend prolonged periods outside.

Creating Safer Workplaces

In the Winter 2023 issue of The Quarterly Pour, Industry Health & Safety Specialist Lonnie Burnett, wrote the article, Creating Safer Spaces: Empowering Hospitality Businesses in Sexual Harassment Prevention.

Ask Sarah Best – December 2023 NBCTA Newsletter

Regional HR Consultant, Sarah Best, answers a question from an employer about office staff parties in this December issue of the Northern BC Tourism Association newsletter.

The Labour Relations Board

The BC Labour Relations Board is an independent administrative tribunal with the authority to administer the provisions of the Labour Relations Code. The board is responsible for deciding all matters covered by the code.

Sale of a Business and Transfer of Work

An employer cannot extinguish the employees’ collective bargaining rights by simply selling the business. Certain provisions of the British Columbia Labour Relations Code are specifically designed to preserve the collective bargaining rights of employees and unions when businesses change hands.

Notice to Bargain

In the circumstances of a new certification, where no collective agreement exists, collective bargaining will commence when either the union or the employer provides written notice to the other party requiring it to begin collective bargaining.

Labour Relations Code Made Simple

Many BC tourism operations have employees represented by trade unions, and others have faced organizing drives. For these employers, the BC Labour Relations Code is a critical piece of legislation. Even those employers with no union experience should know the law regarding the unionization of workplaces.

First Collective Agreement

It is not uncommon for parties involved in the negotiation of their first collective agreement to experience more difficulties than unions and employers with a longer history of bargaining.

Dispute Resolution

The Labour Relations Code provides various mechanisms for a cooperative, expeditious and final settlement of workplace disputes, without work stoppages and with as little impact as possible on the public and those not involved in the dispute.

Do International Students Need a Work Permit?

Do International Students Need a Work Permit? Question: I am a Manager in a hotel and have had a couple of foreign students who have recently graduated from a BC college or university tell me that they can come and work for me. All I need to do is to offer them a job and they… Continue reading Do International Students Need a Work Permit?

Employer Health Tax – what is it and how much will your business pay?

On January 1, 2019, the Employer Health Tax (EHT) was implemented in BC. The EHT is a payroll tax, calculated on employment income, including bonuses, commissions, tips paid through employers, employer RRSP contributions and many taxable benefits. Employers whose total annual payroll in BC is $500,000 or less need not pay EHT, and rates for… Continue reading Employer Health Tax – what is it and how much will your business pay?

Refusing Unsafe Work

A person must not participate in any work process or the operation of any tool, appliance or equipment if that person has reasonable cause to believe that to do so would create an undue hazard to the health and safety of any person.


In October of 2018, recreational cannabis became legal in Canada. In response to this, the Federal Government has amended impaired driving laws. This comes as no surprise given that: impaired driving is already the leading criminal cause of death and injury in Canada, even before legalization; Statistics Canada estimates that a drug impaired driving offence… Continue reading RECREATIONAL CANNABIS AND IMPAIRED DRIVING LAWS

Occupational Health and Safety Programs

Occupational health and safety programs are designed to prevent injuries and occupational diseases. When effectively implemented, such programs facilitate open and productive discussion concerning health and safety issues in the workplace, as well as help identify and correct unsafe work conditions or practices.


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