Are temperatures rising? (Guest commentary)As the recession nears an end, employers need to move fast to reassure and secure most important asset — employeesBy David Wexler10/05/2009|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. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.