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go2HR and the BC Hotel Association are conducting a comprehensive wage survey. This study will provide insights into the average wages for key staff positions in the hotel industry. The survey takes less than 20 minutes to complete and survey participants will receive the results for free in early October. Those who do not participate […]

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Are you a tourism business owner/operator or general manager interested in getting involved in supporting the next generation of tourism professionals? Mentor a local student team competing in the Thompson Okanagan Regional Winning Pitch competition! The team must develop and pitch a high-level business concept for a product or service that supports this year’s theme. […]

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The Industry Training Authority (ITA) is seeking industry feedback on the Canada-wide Harmonization of the Cook (Professional Cook) trade. If you are currently working in the sector,  are familiar with the apprenticeship system, and have experience sponsoring a Cook Apprentice, the ITA would like to hear your input. For a link to the 3-5 minute […]

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Like traditional bitters, conversations around employee discipline and termination can be hard to swallow, and for some, may end in heartburn. But managing employee performance doesn’t have to be a painful task if you establish a solid foundation for the employment relationship from the start. Learn effective methods to manage relationships with employees during this […]

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As tourism and hospitality operators, you understand that customer satisfaction leads to positive reviews, brand loyalty, returning clients, and more business through word-of-mouth. Your front-line employees are vital in this process – whether their service meets or exceeds customer expectations impacts your bottom line. SuperHost Foundations of Service Quality is a comprehensive, practical introduction to […]

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Previously, WorksafeBC had requested stakeholder feedback on proposals to strengthen and standardize Certificate of Recognition (COR) policies, COR Audit Standard, and other components of the program across all certifying partners. The feedback was used to establish the proposed future state of the following COR components: Audit Standard – provide a single, scalable audit standard scalable […]

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Did you or your organization take part in a go2HR/TOTA initiative within this past year? This could include posting summer jobs on the go2HR Job Board, attending the Tourism Job Fair in Kelowna in March, or visiting Alberta post-secondary institutions as part of the Campus Recruitment Trip in October. If you did or did not […]

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Join WorkSafeBC and other employers in your region to learn more about the proposed 2019 rates for your industry, injury trends in British Columbia, and what you can do to reduce injuries, claim costs, and your insurance rate. Attendance is free, but registration is required to reserve your seat. Kelowna – July 18, 2018 Kamloops […]

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go2HR, BC’s tourism human resource association, is pleased to welcome four tourism industry professionals to its board of directors, joining eleven directors who were re-appointed or continuing their terms. These directors were elected at go2HR’s Annual General Meeting on June 19, 2018. go2HR would like to welcome the following directors: Craig Blize, VP of Operations, […]

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The BC tourism industry is one of the largest employer of youth – one-third of employees are between the ages of 15-24. Entering the workforce for the first time can be intimidating for young workers, and statistics show that more than half of workplace accidents involve young and new workers during their first six months […]

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SuperHost launch

Vancouver, BC – go2HR – BC’s tourism human resource association – relaunched the revitalized SuperHost, including new and refreshed courses, at Science World on May 31, 2018. The event honoured the historical roots of the program, bringing back beloved Expo 86 mascot “Expo Ernie” to celebrate the relaunch! SuperHost was originally launched in 1985 in […]

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One of the first steps to becoming COR-certified is to identify an internal Certificate of Recognition (COR) program champion who will lead the process for your organization and become a knowledgeable resource about the COR process. The COR Internal Auditor is an employee of a company who completes the auditor training for the purpose of […]

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The North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week is an annual, continent-wide event where employers, employees and stakeholders in occupational health and safety (OHS) collaborate to promote injury and illness prevention in the workplace. This year, NAOSH Week is May 6-12, 2018. During NAOSH Week, employers are encouraged to organize some activities within your […]

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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. On June 1st 2016, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) implemented the Mobilité Francophone stream […]

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A group of hospitality businesses in Osoyoos, B.C., wants to bring an oil field work camp to the South Okanagan to house seasonal hotel and motel workers. The 49-bed camp is currently in Fort McMurray, Alta., and would be trucked to Osoyoos at a cost of approximately $100,000, said Watermark Beach Resort General Manager Ingrid Jarrett. “They are single […]

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Further to the announcement on February 8 about the revision of general minimum wage in the province, Minister of Labour Harry Bains announced today the revision of minimum wages for five additional worker groups. These include liquor servers, who will see their wages rise incrementally starting June 1, 2018 to reach at least $15.20 per […]

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What are some current tourism labour market trends in BC? How can I be an employer of choice? Where can I find resources to help me recruit and retain good staff? Where do I start when it comes to setting up my health and safety program? Where can I turn for help to train my […]

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There are only a few spots left at the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Job Fair! Register for a booth before they’re sold out and fill your summer positions. Here are three reasons why you should attend: Gain exposure for your business with Sun FM broadcasting live on location. Meet lots of enthusiastic job seekers! Our job […]

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Thompson Okanagan Regional Tourism Job Fair Register Your Business Today for a Booth at the Upcoming Job Fair – March 15th Kelowna BC Get a head start on your summer hiring! Showcase your business and attract job seekers at the Thompson Okanagan Regional Tourism Job Fair, the largest tourism and hospitality career fair in the […]

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How did you find one of your first jobs? Many of us who are over the age of 40, found those important first time positions through family, friends, a local ad or an ad in the newspaper. I remember my first real job (as in not working for my dad), happened because I actually walked […]

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go2HR and the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) are pleased to host the largest tourism and hospitality career fair in the Thompson Okanagan region. This interactive all-day event will be open to the general public and feature a stage with live demonstrations by local industry professionals to help educate and inspire job seekers. Date: Mar. […]

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We are nearly sold out of employer spots at this year’s Student Industry Rendezvous! Over 400 students from 10 different post-secondary schools with tourism and hospitality programs will be attending – will you be there to connect with them and tell them about all the great opportunities to work with you? We have a couple […]

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Are you struggling to fill all your open positions? Worried about not meeting the hiring demand of the upcoming season? It’s not just you – many tourism employers in British Columbia are facing the same challenges you have. For this purpose, go2HR and the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association have put together videos to showcase why […]

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go2HR and TOTA are planning a Thompson Okanagan Regional Tourism Job Fair on March 15, 2018 in Kelowna, and we want you to be a part of it! This all-day event will be open to the general public and a great opportunity for employers  to promote summer 2018 job opportunities to job seekers who are […]

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go2HR, BC’s tourism human resource association, is pleased to become certified by the Certificate of Recognition Program (COR). As part of their commitment to promote workplace safety within the tourism industry, go2HR is the certifying partner for the COR program in partnership with WorkSafeBC, developing audit tools and supporting tourism operators to achieve their certification. […]

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NexusBC is now accepting applications from employers for the 2018 Vernon Job Fair. Date: Apr. 10, 2018 Time: 10am to 3pm Location: Vernon Lodge Grand Ballroom, Vernon Lodge and Conference Centre, 3914 32nd St. V1T5P1 Last year’s job fair attracted over 35 employers and 550 enthusiastic jobseekers, and this year’s event is expected to be […]

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The challenges that employers face concerning substance use and potential abuse in the workplace have become more complicated. These challenges are particularly complex in remote workplaces in the tourism and hospitality industry, where employees are often alone or unsupervised. Managing off-duty conduct in situations where employees live in employer-provided accommodations throws even more confusion into […]

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go2HR is pleased to bring our Tourism & Hospitality Occupational Health & Safety Summit back to Kelowna on Nov. 17 at the Coast Capri Hotel. The OHS Files: Solving your Mysteries will cover popular health & safety topics for tourism employers. Registration includes a full hot breakfast and opportunity to network from 7:30am – 8:30am. Interactive […]

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