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HR Tech Group News and Announcements

Welcome to our Recent Press Releases and Other News section!
Here you’ll be able to find all the articles where our group has been mentioned

Recent Press Releases:

Representation of Women and Indigenous Peoples Increasing in Canada's Tech Sector

TAP Network's newly released Diversity in Tech Dashboard shows encouraging trends. 

Read the press release here:  Vancouver, BC, November 30, 2022 (BUSINESS WIRE)

TAP Network's Annual Tech Salary Survey Reveals Substantial Shift Towards Globally Competitive Salaries

Our recently released 2022 Tech Salary Survey shows Canadian tech sector salaries increased significantly with sector growth and saw voluntary turnover almost double, as tech companies compete for talent. 

Read the press release here:  Vancouver, BC, September 20, 2022 (BUSINESS WIRE)

TAP Network Celebrates 30 Years of Impact in Canada's Tech Sector

As a catalyst for collaboration and inclusivity in Canada's tech sector, TAP Network has influenced policy makers, mentored peers, generated critical industry compensation data and built a platform of diversity, equity and inclusion resources.

Read the press release here:  Vancouver, BC, June 15, 2022 (BUSINESS WIRE)

 TAP Network's DE&I Tech Project Identifies Need to Increase Diversity, Inclusion, and Reconciliation in Canada's Tech Sector 

The Project's foundational resources are available to companies addressing representation gaps.

Read the press release here:  Vancouver, BC, April 6, 2022 (BUSINESS WIRE)


Past Press Releases:

 HR Tech Group becomes Tech and People Network (TAP Network)  

New name announced as part of extensive rebranding initiative.

Read the press release here: Vancouver, BC, Jan 17, 2022 (BUSINESS WIRE) 



HR Tech Group Releases 2021 Diversity in Tech Dashboard

Report highlights continued need for diversity in sector, with an emphasis on executive roles.    

Read the press release here: November 10, 2021 (NEWSWIRE)


The Tech Sector has Blown Past Compensation Budgets  

HR Tech Group's annual survey finds BC and Alberta tech companies provided substantial pay increases. 

Read the press release here:  Vancouver, BC, Sept 15, 2021 (BUSINESS WIRE) 

HR Tech Group appoints three new directors  

Tech sector association HR Tech Group announces the addition of Laurie Murdoch, Raj Chahal, and Tammy Carlin to their board of directors.

Read the press release here:  Vancouver, BC, June 22, 2021 (BUSINESS WIRE) 



2021 Women of the Year Awards: Community Builder - BC Business  

Congratulations to our CEO, Stephanie Hollingshead, recipient of this year's Women of the Year Award - Community Builder!

Read the announcement here:  BC Business online, May 13, 2021 

Watch the Q&A interview here.



D&I Tech Project Funding Extension  

HR Tech Group Well-Positioned to Drive Further Inclusion, Equity and Diversity Within British Columbia’s Tech Sector 

Read the press release here: Vancouver, BC, April 07, 2021 (BUSINESS WIRE)



Tech Talent North Announcement  

HR Tech Group's regionally acclaimed Tech Talent Conference will be scaled-up and pivot to an annual conference that is national in scope. 

Read the press release here: Vancouver, BC, February 17, 2021 (BUSINESS WIRE)





Diversity in Tech Benchmarking 

HR Tech Group's inaugural diversity in tech dashboard survey is poised to reshape BC tech industry benchmarking. 

Read the press release here: Vancouver, BC, Feb 3, 2021 (BUSINESS WIRE)


CEO Updates:

News Archive:

New Board Members

HR Tech Group welcomes Lindsay Chan and Robert Lewis to Board of Directors. 

Read the press release here: Vancouver, BC, Nov 5, 2020


BC Tech Industry Pay Rises

The COVID-19 pandemic is being felt across BC’s economy – but a rare exception is the high-tech sector, according to our 2020 Tech Salary Survey. Read the press release here: Vancouver, BC, Sept 17, 2020

D&I Resource HUB 

HR Tech Group announces a D&I Resource HUB, providing access to more than 300 best-in-class Diversity and Inclusion resources and tools. Read the release here:   Vancouver, BC, Aug 25, 2020 (BUSINESS WIRE)

Member Support - COVID-19 Update 

Learn what HR Tech Group is doing to support our members and our tech community during this challenging time. Reach the article in this  link.

Tech Salaries in BC reach some of the highest in the country 

BC Tech Salary Survey finds salaries and headcounts continue to increase, along with workplace benefits.

Read the press release here:  

Vancouver, BC, Sept. 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)

BC Employment Standards Act

HR Tech Group Feedback Submission to BC’s Employment Standards Branch – March 27, 2019

As a result of the provincial government modernization review of BC’s Employment Standards Act, and given the critical importance of the regulation’s high tech worker overtime exemption to our industry’s competitiveness, we worked with Fasken to write a submission asking that the high tech exemption remain as is within the Act.  Download a copy of the HR Tech Group submission here.

Thank you to the team at Fasken for your support and guidance in this important endeavour for the tech industry!

Sept 25, May 22, 2019 – Diversity and Inclusion Tech Project Funding

HR Tech Group is thrilled to announce it will receive provincial and industry funding to support our two-year Diversity and Inclusion Tech Project.  

View the press release here 

Sept 25, 2018 – Talent Shortages Persist

The 2018 BC Tech Salary Survey has now released its findings! This report covers employment practices including salary forecasts for 2019, overtime, perks, vacation, paid time off and more.

Click here to read further on the press release.

Sept 4, 2018 – New CEO Announced!

The HR Tech Group is thrilled to announce their new Chief Executive Officer, Stephanie Hollingshead to lead the growth of this non-profit organization!

Click here to read the press release.

Jan 24, 2018 – Diversity and Inclusion

HR Tech Group has managed a provincial government funded program to examine diversity and inclusion in our sector, to report on status, and to make recommendations for improvements.

Click here to read the press release.

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Click here to download the full report.

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