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Hiring Interns or Students? Know Which Must be Paid

Do you know the difference between a volunteer, practicum student and intern? If you are considering bringing students on board for some of your summer positions, be aware of your liabilities under the Employment Standards Act. Understand whether your summer student’s duties are defined as “work” and if they must be paid or can be unpaid.
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Photo credit: Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association / Darren Robinson

How a Health & Safety Program Benefits Recruitment for Small Businesses

Accidents can be especially devastating for small businesses with limited resources, so it makes good business sense to protect your staff from injury. Having a strong health and safety program in place not only helps to attract, recruit and retain skilled staff, but also promises great return on investments.
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Reach and Recruit Students from Canadian Tourism and Hospitality Colleges

Are you gearing up for the summer season? Tap into the numerous students from post-secondary schools across Canada eager for a summer opportunity in BC! Tourism programs in colleges, universities and other schools are a great place to find bright and passionate students who are motivated to gain inter-provincial work experience and perhaps even start their career after they have graduated. Click the link below for a list of institutions and programs across the country we’ve compiled for your use.
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Why Your New Employees Need Customer Service Training

Investing in training your new hires demonstrates that you care about their professional development, which in turn makes them more engaged and motivated. Specifically, customer service training helps employees understand the impact their role has on the organization, and become more efficient and better equipped to deal effectively with customers. This in turn positively affects customer satisfaction and employees’ job satisfaction.
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News
Island Lake Lodge Named 2018 Employees First Award Winner More

BCIT’s “Lakes and Land Cultural Adventures” Business Concept Wins 2018 Winning Pitch Competition More

Results from the Regional Job Fair More

New WorkSafeBC Training Videos - Kitchen Safety Advice from the Pros More


Industry Events
ABLE BC Workplace Violence Prevention Training (March 26) More

go2HR Tourism & Hospitality HR/OHS Roundtable – Abbotsford (March 27) More

Cariboo Chilcoton Coast Rural Tourism Summit - Beyond the Fires (April 13-15) More

BC Hospitality Summit (April 22-24) More

Canada West Ski Areas Association 50th Spring Conference (April 24-26) More

Day of Mourning (April 28) More

HeliCat Canada Spring Meeting (April 30) More

BC Chamber AGM & Conference (May 24-26) More


Opportunities to Recruit & Train
SuperHost Customer Service Training - Foundations of Service Quality (Mission) (March 29) More

NexusBC Vernon Job Fair (April 10) More

Skills BC Competition (April 18) More

Quesnel Job Fair (April 19) More

Aboriginal Career Fair (May 3) More

Open Door Group Spring Hiring Fair Oliver (May 16) More

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