B2B: Where HR fits in

The research suggests e-commerce is about to take off in Canada and new ways of doing business mean new issues for managing people
By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/15/2001

Canadian businesses are poised to make the move into the virtual marketplace, they’re just not sure how to get there.

A study released last month by Forrester Research showed 80 per cent of Canadian firms expect online business-to-business (B2B) trade to be a critical component of their corporate plan by 2002, but just 16 per cent have formed a clear B2B strategy.

What does all of this mean for HR? A lot.