On June 19, Tourism HR Canada Vice-President, Labour Market Intelligence, Calum MacDonald was honoured to present the Banff & Lake Louise Hotel Association (BLLHA) with the 2018 Outstanding Contribution to Advancing Progressive HR Practices Award.
Accepting the award on behalf of the association were Trevor Long, President; Darren Reeder, Executive Director; and Brenda Stanton, Manager, Research, Communications & Member Engagement. The event took place at the BLLHA’s Board of Directors and (appropriately) HR meetings, held at the Moose Hotel in Banff, Alberta.
The award is presented annually to individuals, organizations and employers with more than a decade of leadership in advancing human resource management practices that foster authentic, quality service and contributing to Canada’s ability to compete globally.
The BLLHA is an industry advocate in one of Canada’s premier destinations. It works tirelessly to strengthen and grow the tourism offering in the region, including a focus on attracting and retaining top talent. The organization is a leader in tracking regional labour market data, information which helps it develop initiatives that best meet the needs of local businesses. Recent examples include a workforce development bursary program, a training partnership with Royal Roads University, and the building of links with Indigenous partners.
“The Banff & Lake Louise Hospitality Association is truly honoured to receive the award for Outstanding Contribution to Advancing Progressive HR Practices,” stated Trevor Long. “We have been blessed by the strong and ongoing support of our partners to explore new and innovative approaches to address our destination’s labour force needs. While some of our labour force recruitment and retention efforts have proven more successful than others, we are reminded that it is the sustained commitment to ‘reach further’ that matters.”
Read more on BLLHA’s achievements in the original announcement of his award.