nameSix Regional HR Consultants Hired at go2HR

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Vancouver, BC- go2HR has launched a significant initiative to help BC’s tourism & hospitality businesses deal with a range of HR issues that plague the industry. The pandemic highlighted challenges companies face around recruiting and retaining employees, particularly as they work to recover. In addition, research conducted by go2HR has shown that some HR challenges are unique to each region of the province. go2HR has launched a two-year initiative, providing a regional HR consultant to work with tourism and hospitality businesses for all six destination development areas in BC.

go2HR modelled the new Regional HR Consultants initiative after a successful pilot project in the Thompson Okanagan region that started six years ago.

The consultants provide a wide variety of services to tourism operators in BC across the entire HR cycle (recruiting, onboarding, on-the-job, and departure), including but not limited to

Recruitment

Develop/audit a recruitment strategy

Build a job description

Identify potential recruitment channels

Hire from diverse labour pools

Provide interviewing tips and guidelines

Create objective selection criteria

Support access to student recruitment grants specifically for Tourism and Hospitality businesses (PROPEL)

Onboarding

Outline the components of a good onboarding plan

Offering appropriate resources

Retention

Building respectful workplaces

Equity, diversity and inclusion

Mental health and wellness

Bullying and harassment, including sexual harassment

Training & development, including support accessing BC Employer Training Grant

Performance management

Rewards & recognition; perks

Scheduling, seasonality, workforce management

HR Advice

Progressive discipline issues

Employee exit

Compensation and benefits

Hiring foreign workers

The HR consultants are based in the Vancouver, Coast & Mountains, Vancouver Island, Thompson Okanagan, Northern BC, Cariboo Chilcotin Coast and Kootenay Rockies destination regions. More information on destination regions can be found on the Destination BC website.

Cindy Conti joined go2HR in the fall of 2021, and works with Vancouver, Coast & Mountains employers. Cindy began her career in the hospitality industry over 20 years ago and has worked in various HR positions in the accommodations sector. Cindy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature and language from UBC and the CPHR Professional designation in Human Resources. She is located in Vancouver, BC.

Peter Charles will be working with Vancouver Island employers. Peter began his career in BC after completing a bachelor's degree with a major in Economics from the University of Prince Edward Island. For the last 15 years, he has taken on progressive management and HR consulting roles across various key industries in BC, such as tourism & hospitality, transportation & logistics, manufacturing, environmental sustainability and resource management. He is located in Nanoose Bay, BC.

Sarah Best will be working in Northern BC with employers in that region. Sarah started her career 24 years ago in mental health administration before merging into employment counselling, human resources and training facilitation, and transitioning fully into Human Resources as a consultant in 2020. She is located in Prince George, BC.

Christie Blaquiere is working with employers in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast. Christie has been working in Human Resources for 11 years, with experience in several HR areas, such as recruitment and organizational effectiveness. Before joining go2HR, she most recently worked as a Senior HR Coordinator. She is located in Williams Lake, BC.

Sarah Moseley covers the Kootenay Rockies and works with employers located here. Sarah began her career in the hospitality industry more than 20 years ago. Over the years, Sarah held many different operational roles in hotels and resorts, food and beverage, ski, and adventure travel, before transitioning into HR over ten years ago. She is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR). She is located in Invermere, BC.

Ginger Brunner will continue to serve Thompson Okanagan tourism & hospitality employers. Ginger joined go2HR in 2016 and is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) and trainer. She has nearly 20 years of applied human resources and management experience in the tourism/hospitality industry. She is located in Vernon, BC.