CEOs talk about workforce development

Tapping into available labour pools requires a variety of solutions, from connecting geographically separated employee groups to seeking out foreign workers to reaching out to Aboriginal communities, minorities and women
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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/06/2005

Tony Franceschini

President and Chief Executive Officer
Stantec
This Edmonton-headquartered professional design and consulting firm employs 5,600 employees throughout 20 offices in Canada, 40 offices in the United States and two offices in the Caribbean.

In the business of designing, planning and managing building projects, work comes in cycles. Project-driven hiring and “dehiring” are the norm, as is — or rather, was the case in the past — the practice of moving people from project to project. Not so at Stantec, says president and CEO Tony Franceschini.