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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


Have your say on BC’s employment standards

Until March 31, British Columbians are invited to share their views before government makes changes to BC’s Employment Standards Act. To reflect modern workplaces and to ensure that employment standards are evenly applied and enforced, the Ministry of Labour intends to make changes to the act as early as this spring. The Ministry of Labour … Read More


Accent Inns Wins 2019 Employees First Award

Accent Inns Inc. has won the coveted 2019 Employees First Award sponsored by go2HR, presented last night at the BC Tourism Industry Conference Gala, as part of the 2019 Tourism Industry Awards. The Employees First Award recognizes a British Columbia tourism industry employer who has upheld high standards of excellence in human resources and people … Read More


BCIT Wins Provincial
Winning Pitch™ Title Again!

For the second year in a row, a student team from BCIT’s Tourism Marketing Management Diploma Program was crowned the winner of the provincial Winning Pitch competition at the BC Tourism Industry Conference today. Winning Pitch™, organized and presented by go2HR, is a post-secondary student case competition. This year, student teams had to develop a … Read More

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