Follow Nortel’s lead? Really?

By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/13/2001

Canadian HR execs may be left scratching their heads about a recent survey of Canadian CEOs.

Asked to rate the human resources management at Canadian organizations, the 300 chief executives ranked Nortel as the third best, four places better than the year before.

This may be surprising given the events of the last year, but Nortel was largely the victim of circumstances beyond its control, said Carl Lovas, chair of executive search firm Ray and Berndtson Canada, sponsors of the survey conducted by Ipsos-Reid.