Facing compensation uncertaintyRethinking approach to employment deal helps savvy organizations weather stormy timesBy Claudine Kapel and Mairéad MacLure11/18/2002|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/24/2003 Lean compensation budgets. Low employee morale. Disengaged “survivors” of organizational downsizings. Most HR professionals would agree tough economic times yield a wide range of HR challenges. While it isn’t always possible to turn a sow’s ear into a silk purse, savvy organizations understand it is the “employment deal” in total rather than any single component that shapes the ability to recruit, retain and motivate people.Many organizations are taking a more holistic view of compensation, and introducing strategic changes to ensure they are doing what it takes to motivate and retain employees, without breaking the bank. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.