May 30, 2022
There’s no way to sugarcoat the fact that the Canadian tourism industry faces a labour shortage and many are referring to it as a crisis. Because tourism, at its core, is a business that relies on people, skilled people - to capitalize on its economic potential. Before the pandemic, most tourism employers in Bruce, Grey and Simcoe were understaffed. The pandemic tightened a labour market that was already bursting at the seams. In this episode host, Tracey Strnad speaks with tourism experts and business owners about challenges and opportunities. Featuring: Wendy Malkin, Owner of The HR Annex Consulting; Courtney Miller, Manager of the Grey County Business Development Centre; Dallyce Macas, Owner of Eminence Canada Consulting and T3 Accelerator Coach; Steve Fitzsimmons, General Manager of Hanover Raceway; Curtis Schmalz, CEO of Maclean’s Ales; Donna Langman, owner of Wasaga Adventure Park; Andrea O’Reilly, Marketing Manager at Georgian Hills Vineyards.