Finding the staff to manage a crisis

HR staff in York Region rise to the SARS challenge
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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/13/2003

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hen Bev Cassidy-Moffatt, HR manager of York Region, saw a list of requests for staff redeployment, she did some quick math in her head and concluded it wasn’t possible.

It was two weeks after health officials first learned that the SARS virus had arrived in Toronto via two returning vacationers. York Region was setting up a number of initiatives to respond to the situation.