HR spending drops

Pressure to cut costs makes it difficult for HR to play strategic role
By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/10/2002

Feeling the pressure to do more with less? You’re not alone.

“I am in a bit of a struggle right now with our budget folks who want to cut spending on training by about a third,” said Brenda Hebert, a Manitoba-based civilian manager of HR with 1 Cdn. Air Div. of the Canadian Armed Forces.

The training budget for the 2,300 civilian employees is normally about $700,000 and the finance group is looking at cutting it by about $200,000, said Hebert.