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A Message from WorkSafeBC Regarding Keeping Lone Workers Safe

A Message from WorkSafeBC Regarding Keeping Lone Workers Safe Earlier this month, a hotel worker in Victoria was assaulted, tied up, and robbed in the early hours of the morning. This disturbing event is an example of the risks of working alone. This is a reminder to employers that you are responsible for the health … Read More


Virtual Job Fair & Mobilité Francophone

How BC tourism & hospitality employers can tap into LMIA-exempt French & bilingual talent abroad. Struggling to hire local service supervisors, managers or other specialized service occupations (e.g. Chefs, Cooks, Bakers, Executive Housekeepers, F&B Supervisors, F&B Managers, etc.)? If so, the Mobilité Francophone stream of the International Mobility program may be of interest to you. … Read More


Restoring fairness and stability to British Columbia’s worksites

Victoria, April 30, 2019 — Greater protections for workers, job security, labour rights and stability for employers are the focus of amendments to the Labour Relations Code. The changes to the Labour Relations Code support the recommendations put forward by an independent review panel after a thorough public consultation and engagement process last year with … Read More


Changes to employment standards will better protect children, support workers

Victoria, April 29, 2019 — New legislation to bolster British Columbia’s employment standards will better protect children and youth from dangerous work, and deliver improved support for workers whose rights have been violated. These improvements directly address the priority problems identified from changes made in 2003, when protections for workers with legitimate complaints were weakened … Read More


BC Tourism is Hiring TV Campaign Recap

Between February 11 and March 17, 2019, go2HR secured a total of 243 spots on Global and BC1 to promote that “BC Tourism is Hiring!” In addition, we ran digital ads on Google, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram to amplify this campaign. As a result, visits to the go2HR Job Board doubled compared to the previous … Read More


Survey: How is your business embracing innovation?

The emerging economy is made up of technologies, innovations and trends that are rapidly changing the competitive landscape—worldwide. The Emerging Economy Task Force and the BC Chamber of Commerce want to know what you think the emerging economy will look like in 10-25 years, and how your business is adapting to the opportunities and challenges … Read More


WorkSafeBC Student Safety Video Contest Winners

go2HR was pleased to be a sponsor of another successful year of the WorkSafeBC Student Safety Video Contest. There were many impressive submissions from all over the province. All of the votes have been tallied from the Western Conference on Safety and the results are as follows. Congratulations to all the winners! Grade 8-10 category … Read More


Tourism Outlook and Labour Issues Study

The Conference Board of Canada is conducting a survey as part of a national tourism labour supply and demand study they are conducting for Tourism HR Canada. The study will highlight the most significant issues facing tourism businesses today and into the future, and quantify the degree to which labour issues will, and have already, … Read More


Okanagan College Brings Tourism Training to Revelstoke

With tourism employers across much of BC feeling the pinch when it comes to finding experienced managers, Okanagan College is launching a new applied diploma designed to help students advance their careers in the tourism sector. “I think this program will be extremely valuable to employers, as the co-op terms take place in the busy … Read More


HR Leader Recognized for Lifetime Contribution to BC’s Tourism Industry

BC’s tourism industry has presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to Arlene Keis, CEO of go2HR, at the BC Tourism Industry Conference, hosted by Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC). “This is an extraordinary award that we don’t normally give out,” said Walt Judas, CEO of TIABC. This special Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual for … Read More

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