Free Human Resources Consulting Offered to Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism and Hospitality Businesses

Christie Blaquiere, regional human resources advisor, is there to help businesses in the region, largely for free.

Blaquière works for go2HR, which is a not-for-profit human resources (HR) and tourism and hospitality health and safety organization.

She presented a luncheon at the Williams Lake & District Chamber of Commerce meeting July 28 at Signal Point Restaurant on new local advice and online services.

Blaquiere explained how, with funding from the province and the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport, go2HR has a number of free services and programs to support the recovery of provincial tourism businesses and of the hotel industry throughout the province.

Their website also has resources like a job board and sexual harassment prevention information to support all businesses on.

“We just want to empower human resources, health and safety, and offer lots of different tools, information and guidance,” she explained.

Blaquière is the Williams Lake-based local consultant to cover the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast, one of six regions with a consultant providing businesses with free access to HR advice as part of provincial disaster recovery funding. industry.

She explained how she can work with any tourism and hospitality business on the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast to help with recruitment, developing job descriptions and job postings, selection, integration of new employees and retention strategies.

The company’s health and safety program support team can also help with health and safety program development, mental health resources and inclusivity and how to deal with workplace issues. HR, including sensitive issues like sexual harassment and creating more inclusive workplaces. It contains information on a wide range of topics, including managing employee communications like social media, managing cannabis in the workplace and much more.

Online training is also available on the go2HR website, much of which is free for tourism and hospitality businesses.

Blaquiere moved to Williams Lake from Maple Ridge with her husband, who has his own decorative concrete finishing business.

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