Hiring, Recruiting & the BC Labour Shortage

June 1, 2016

VANCOUVER, BC – On June 20th, the British Columbia Restaurant and Foodservice Association (BCRFA) will tackle the challenges operators are facing finding and hiring qualified staff. The event follows on the success of the inaugural BC Restaurant Talks session on Liquor Licensing.

The 75-minute power session will include presentations on available national and international recruiting solutions and a panel discussion taking on the challenges of labour shortage across restaurant and foodservice. Our speaker panel will include:

  • Debbie Yule, Vice President Labour Market Strategy ant go2HR
  • Debby Carreau, CEO and Founder of Inspired HR
  • Gillian MacGregor, BCRFA HR Industry Advisor; and
  • Shannon Renault, Director, Sector and Project Based Training at BC Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training.

BCRFA-JUNE_2016_BREWERY-59Together, these industry experts will help solve your staffing issues from all angles – assessing the problem, defining best practices for hiring and recruiting, determining available government programs, building stronger teams and using non-traditional strategies for targeting new employees.

The session will take place at Granville Island Brewing in Vancouver. The doors open at 8:00 am; session begins at 8:15 am. Each attendee will receive a BC Restaurant Regulations Made Simple Manual and will be entered to win a door prize from series sponsor, Sysco Vancouver.

“Labour Shortage is a key issue that we need to face head on for continued industry growth. Through this session, our goal is to help the foodservice business owners, suppliers and industry professionals navigate these challenges with ease,” says BCRFA CEO Ian Tostenson. “We are pleased to have BC Restaurant Talks create alignment with our business objective to keep industry both informed and strong.”