Are temperatures rising? (Guest commentary)

As the recession nears an end, employers need to move fast to reassure and secure most important asset — employees
By David Wexler
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/05/2009

This recession has been tough on employers and employees alike. Discretionary spending has been drastically cut back or eliminated, curtailing morale-building activities within organizations. As well, staff reductions — where good people were let go to restore and protect profitability as revenues shrank — created great stress within many corporations.

The stress stemmed from four primary factors:

•‑Individuals feeling emotional loss at the unexpected departure of performing colleagues.