Alberta down but not out

Employers get creative with HR strategies
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/02/2015

With a major downturn in oil prices, it’s not all doom and gloom in Alberta — but the hiring binge is over, according to a survey by the Human Resources Institute of Alberta (HRIA) in Calgary.

The association’s Hiring Confidence Index has gone down across organizations, regardless of size or sector — from 58.4 for July to December 2014 to 52.3 for January to June 2015. The biggest drop is among small organizations with fewer than 100 employees (7.7). Large organization confidence dropped by 3.2 while medium-size organizations dropped by 5.8.