Cutting labour costs without layoffs

|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/30/2001

Not surprisingly, there’s been a lot more people calling about the Work Sharing program at Human Resources Development Canada in recent months.

As organizations struggle in a softening economy there is a great deal of interest in ways to cut costs without letting go of employees.

The Work Sharing program at HRDC enables employers to reduce the work week by one to three days and for the time not worked, employees can claim employment insurance.