Vancouver-born HR Tech Group is now Tech and People Network, or TAP Network for short.
This is not the first name change for the association. They began in 1992 as the Compensation Exchange Group and in 1996 they changed their name to High Tech Exchange Group.
Ten years after that they became an association under the name HR Tech Group.
Eager to move away from the term human resources (HR), the association’s new name marks their 30th anniversary.
TAP Network provides 750+ members across Canada with access to tech sector data, resources, industry experts and an inclusive peer community that is driving innovation, collaboration and results.
Through their programs and events, they foster peer-to-peer connections, enabling learning and knowledge sharing and strengthening the Canadian tech sector.
“We’re making this change because our community is evolving and so are we. Along with the majority of Canadian tech companies, we’re moving away from the term human resources,” said Stephanie Hollingshead, CEO TAP Network.
“Our community is becoming a national one, and that’s exciting for us. We experienced tremendous growth in 2021 with companies joining from multiple provinces and with expanding support and reach across Canada, we believe this is the right time to rebrand. As a network of People and Culture professionals in tech, we wanted a name that showcases that network.”
TAP Network’s 2022 expansion plans include launching an Eastern Edition of Tech Talent North, Canada’s Conference for People and Culture in Tech. Tech Talent North: Western Edition will take place this spring in Vancouver.