The year in HR

A look back at what made the news in 2006
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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/11/2007

The much-talked about labour shortage began to rear its head and HR practitioners chimed in on the importance, or lack thereof, of HR designations. We’ve searched the 2006 archives to put the year in perspective.

Labour shortages

If the impending labour shortage is as bad as predicted, HR practitioners might look back on 2006 as the year it got its foothold. The shortage has already sparked creativity among employers. A remote mine in Quebec that was having trouble attracting and retaining workers decided to turn to the local population and train them to do the work, at a cost of about $1 million per year. (Oct. 9, article