Labour Shortage In Alberta

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1. Introduction
Stelmach affirmed that “Alberta’s future is bright, but it could be dimmed by labour shortages” (in COAA on Labour Shortages, 2005, p. 1). Because oil price is expected to remain high over the next five years, Alberta’s economic boom acts as a magnet for workers from other Canadian provinces. Also, this climate encourages investment, creates diversity, and helps Alberta’s businesses to compete around the globe. The result is one of the most vibrant economies in the world. Each year, thousands of people move to Wild Rose Country, drawn by this prosperous province, where they have a rich natural environment and enjoy “outstanding opportunities in recreation, arts and culture” (Facts on Alberta,... View More »

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Adding to the stress is the longer run issue for Alberta’s skilled labour supply that arises with population aging and the expected brain drain from the Alberta workforce associated with the retirement of the baby boom generation. (ibid).

4. Challenges for HR professionals
4.1 Recruitment and retention issues
As a result of lack of labours, Human Resources professionals have to redesign jobs and organization charts, to put in place new incentive and compen¬sation plans, to write new job descriptions, to reinvent the employees’ selection, and to evaluate and defined new training programs. Already, employers started to recognize the value of experienced workers and are identifying innovative strategies to attract and hold on to these workers. The new approach of “recruitment and retaining strategies include:
• targeting recruitment efforts at experienced workers and keeping in touch with recently retired employees;
• offering flexible work arrangements, like telecommuting opportunities, part-time or contract work, or modified work weeks or work duties;
• offering mature workers opportunities to mentor younger workers;
• offering financial incentives and
• encouraging a workplace culture that is accepting age diversity and respect of the needs of mature workers” (Losey, Meisinger & Ulrich, 2005, p. 147).

4.2 Occupations in demand
The oil and gas industry is suffering a critical shortage of workers which is causing production delays and postponed or abandoned of multi-million dollar projects. Skilled workers such as welders, electricians, engineers ...

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