HR departments staying busy with focus on recruitment, L&DBut profession falls short when it comes to talent analytics, career advancement and succession planning: SurveyBy Sarah Dobson04/01/2019|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/28/2019 In the past year, HR departments were nearly twice as likely to grow rather than shrink, according to a survey of HR professionals in several countries.There are a variety of possible reasons for the growth, such as a stronger economy, changing technologies or the new world of work. It could also be because recruitment and learning and development (L&D) are keeping HR busy as top priorities, according to the HR Talent Management and Benchmarking Report 2019 from HR.com. Most respondents (66 per cent) said their HR department’s size remained about the same, while 22 per cent said their departments grew. Just 12 per cent said theirs shrank. 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.