Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council

Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council

June 26, 2008 09:58 ET

"How To" HR Resources Give You Competitive Advantage in Tight Labour Market

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 26, 2008) - emerit Tourism Training presents two updated, interactive business resources available now in both English and French. Developed by human resource specialists and tourism professionals, Business Builders and the HR Tool Kit provide learning resources and customizable tools ideal for entrepreneurs and small to medium business owners and operators. Available as online resources or on CD-ROM, the products clearly and simply explain the essential aspects of planning and managing a business.

With Canada's labour shortage predicted to escalate to over 70,000 unfilled tourism sector positions in two years' time, businesses are urgently looking for ways to attract and retain quality employees. These redesigned resources will assist owners and operators in building a supportive and desirable workplace, thereby providing them with one of the variables necessary to becoming an employer of choice,

"These resources contain useful and practical information," says Wendy MacIntyre, Certified Human Resources Professional and HR Advisor. "The straightforward format, quick explanations, and customizable templates take the guesswork out of planning and building an effective small business and the bottom line. After all, a well-run business will attract great staff who perform their best and increase customer satisfaction."

The HR Toolkit is a searchable, comprehensive training kit that informs on fundamental HR best practices. It features clear tools, templates, and forms that will assist employers to successfully recruit, hire, train, and manage employees. The ready-to-use, downloadable templates range from job advertisement and interview tools to retention and reward guidelines; the templates can be customized to suit any business's needs.

Business Builders contains practical and straightforward tourism business management tools, resources, and templates to guide owners and operators through the basics of business planning, development, and management. Entrepreneurs planning to launch a successful tourism operation can work through the series to prepare a solid business plan and learn how to properly run a tourism business, from start-up through to daily operations.

About the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (CTHRC)

The Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (CTHRC) is a national organization that facilitates and coordinates human resources development activities which support a globally competitive and sustainable Canadian tourism sector. The Council conducts labour market research (www.cthrc.ca), offers training and recognition under the emerit tourism training brand (www.emerit.ca), promotes the advantages of working in the sector through Discover Tourism (www.discovertourism.ca), and helps identify companies with positive HR practices through its employee-rated Employer of Choice program.

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