It takes a very steady hand (Editor’s notes)Employers need to consider long-term effects of decisions on attracting, retaining talentBy Todd Humber11/15/2010|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/15/2010 The theme that emanated from the 2011 Canada’s Top 100 Employers competition (see article #8470) was “stay the course.”With a tough economy and corporations cutting corners wherever possible, companies adding perks and raising the bar on the employee experience were a tad scarce. Instead, the companies that made the list were the ones resisting the urge to slash and burn. (Full disclosure: Carswell, the company that publishes Canadian HR Reporter, made the list in 2011 for the fourth year in a row.)The editors of Mediacorp Canada, the company behind the list, could have called the 2011 competition Canada’s Most Far-Sighted employers. In the darkest days of the recession, when nearly every company in every industry across the country — the globe, really — was feeling the pinch, the easy way out was to cut. Cut headcount. Slash benefits. Take the axe to every single expense possible. 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.