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Labour Market Coordinator
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Recruitment and Employee Retention

Why Recruitment And Retention Are Important

Recruitment refers to the process of attracting, screening and selecting qualified people for a position within an organization. It is an important management activity in securing an effective workforce. Good recruitment is about finding the right person for the job and has implications for business performance, image with customers and industry, staffing levels and profitability. In responding to labour shortages, Yukon has a number of possible sources of labour. The Recruitment Strategy is not only aimed at encouraging potential employees from other jurisdictions in Canada to relocate to Yukon to live and work. It also recognizes the potential of the local labour market, including under-represented groups such as Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, older workers, youth, Social Assistance recipients and women (in trades).

Hiring an employee is only a first step. Building awareness of the importance of employee retention is essential. The costs associated with employee turnover can include lost customers and business as well as damaged morale. In addition, there are costs incurred in screening, verifying credentials and references, interviewing, hiring and training a new employee. Retention strategies strengthen the ability of businesses to attract and retain their workforce. Once the right staff persons have been recruited, retention practices provide the tools necessary to support staff.

Goal and Objectives of the Recruitment Strategy

Facilitate Yukon employers’ ability to recruit suitable employees.

  • Increase the awareness of the Yukon as a desirable location to work and live.
  • Increase the return rate of Yukon students who leave for school and return back to Yukon for work.
  • Increase the recruitment of under-represented groups, such as aboriginals, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, youth, older workers, social assistance recipients, and women in trades.
  • Attract people to Yukon for specialized and hard-to-fill positions.
  • Increase the employment of temporary casual workers.
  • Improve Yukon employers’ access to information/tools to support their ability to recruit employees.

Goal and Objectives of the Employee Retention Strategy

Enhance Yukon employers’ ability to retain skilled employees.

  • Increase awareness of the importance of employee retention.
  • Improve Yukon employers’ access to information/tools to support their ability to retain employees.
  • Increase employers’ awareness of the barriers to employee retention.

Strategies, Action Plan and Summary

Strategies

Action Plan

 Summary

Monitoring and Evaluating Progress

The Recruitment and Employee Retention Stakeholder Committee will play a key role in monitoring and evaluating the progress of the Recruitment and Employee Retention Strategies and Action Plan. This group of stakeholders will review and analyze current initiatives, ensure that the goals and objectives are met through the implementation of the action plan, and make changes to the action plan, as needed, based on the needs of the labour market.

Implementing the LMF Strategies

To know more about the Implementation Process, please go to: https://sites.google.com/site/lmfimplementation/home
 
 
If your organization is interested to be involved in the Recruitment and Employee Retention Stakeholder Committee, please contact the Labour Market Framework Coordinator by phone at 867-667-5131 or toll free 1-800-661-0408 ext 5131) or by email at contact.education@gov.yk.ca