How many times do you recruit the same person? (Editorial)

By John Hobel
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/28/2005

This issue examines staff recruitment from a number of angles. The CloseUp looks at campus recruitment and the next generation of workers. There’s a feature on companies looking to become employers of choice for older Canadians. And these Insight pages include the words of Bank of Canada Governor David Dodge, who notes that Canada’s productivity requires developing the next generation while making better use of older workers. There’s also a look at how recruiting minorities is only a part of the hiring strategy at the Ottawa Police Service — you need a plan to retain them, or else what’s the point?

Finding the best people you can afford — whether they’re young, old, diverse, management, professionals, blue collar — is one of the main reasons HR departments are created. Shortages and skills gaps come and go as supply and demand ebbs and flows, but recruitment is always there — the task that never ends.

Hopefully, the recruitment insights in this issue will give HR professionals a few ideas on how to best fill vacant positions. But once you’ve snagged the talent you need, don’t stop.