Building a sustainable organization (Guest commentary)

Developing a culture, and promoting it, is the best way to get and keep talent
By Rick Filsinger and Meghan Kreller
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/29/2008

As baby boomers retire, the market for skilled and professional employees is going to get tighter and tighter, not only in Canada but around the world. The arena for talent may well become a highest-bidder environment — those who remember the high-tech boom know it won’t be the first time.

As the employment marketplace becomes a battle zone, organizations need to adapt in order to survive.

When asked how, many organizations will trot out the usual responses: aggressive recruiting practices, with on-the-spot interviewing and hiring; using more recruiting resources; looking further afield; and investing both time and money in traditional efforts.