2009 a challenging year for HR in B.C.

HR professionals expected to do more with less money: Survey
By Ian Cook
|Western Report|Last Updated: 07/13/2009

The HR profession in British Columbia is in for a year of challenge and change, according to a report on trends.

The second annual HR Trends in BC — 2009 Survey Report, published by the British Columbia Human Resources Management Association (BC HRMA), found staffing and budget expectations were very different compared to one year ago. The majority of the 671 respondents across the province are focusing on restructuring and improving the leadership and skills of their organization.

Unlike last year, when almost every organization was focused on recruitment and retention, the areas of focus for this year are broader — ranging from leadership and performance management to compensation and labour relations.