2019 Small Halls | Big Ideas Employee Attraction and Retention Tools for Tourism Businesses

Small Halls Big Ideas

Tools & Subsidies for

Employee Retention & Extending Your Season

Building Cape Breton’s Tourism Economy

Join us in October, just after Celtic Colours, to find out how to connect YOUR tourism-based business to training opportunitiestools and wage subsidies provided by the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS).  These sessions will give you concrete tools to help you retain employees and save money while extending your season.  EVERY attendee will have an opportunity to ask questions relevant to their business and will be provided with an HR Toolkit take away!


You’ll also be provided with resources to offer your dedicated and deserving staff training and development opportunities – helping your business grow as well! Everyone wants to succeed in their business. We want you succeed too, and we’re here to help!


This Small Halls | Big Ideas session is FREE to attend and requires registration.

St. Peter’s

Oct. 22nd

Louie’s Cozy Corner

9985 Grenville St.

8 am – 9:30 am

FREE to attend

Port Hawkesbury

Oct. 22nd

Maritime Inn

717 Reeves St.

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

FREE to attend


Oct. 23rd

Le Portage Golf Club

15580 Cabot Trail

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

FREE to attend


Oct. 23rd

Court House

495 Chebucto St.

6 pm – 7:30 pm

FREE to attend

Presentation Highlights

At these Small Halls | Big Ideas sessions the attendees will learn through presentation and Q&A how their businesses and employees can take advantage of the program through:

Staff Training

Opportunities such as Food Safety, Workplace Essentials, WHMIS for tourism businesses, Service First – Enhancing Profits through Great Service.


Wage Subsidies

Available to businesses wanting to try extensing the season or extending hours without a significant increase in staffing costs.


Online Module-based Training

Occupations such as Bartender, F&B Server, Front Desk Agent, Housekeeping Room Attendant, among others.


Human Resources Tool Kit

Includes guides, templates, tools and tips for solid HR practices including 24 customizable templates, 39 tools including checklists for interviews, clear staff communications, reminders and many more.

Your Success is Our Success.