Biggest challenge on road to recovery: Retention

Employers ready to boost pay, says survey
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/18/2009

With recovery talk gaining momentum, employers in various industries are evaluating the best options and next steps. And much of the activity will involve HR, with decisions around staffing levels, compensation, benefits, productivity, attraction and retention.

“There are going to be a whole bunch of human resources-related issues as the economy recovers,” said Greg Pocherewny, vice-president of permanent placement operations at Robert Half International in Calgary.

“As we pull out of this, companies are going to have challenges, particularly with retention and tying into career development, career management with existing staff, hand in hand with the challenges of hiring whatever new staff positions they’ll be seeking. Human resources will definitely be an important part of any company that wants to take advantage of the recovery and position themselves for growth.”