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Human Resources

  • In search of a few good men (and women)

    April 1, 2013 by Lou Smyrlis

    A significant portion of Canada’s growth industries rely on for-hire trucking for cost-effective and timely inbound and outbound transportation. Whether they can continue to do so has been called into question by a recently-released Conference Board of Canada study. The

  • Driver shortage report quantifies overall problem, threat to economy: CTA

    February 21, 2013 by Canadian Shipper

    OTTAWA, Ont. — A report released today indicating Canada could experience a shortage of 25,000 to 33,000 for-hire truck drivers by 2020 “reflects what the industry has been warning for years – that Canada is on the cusp of a

  • Six Canadian trucking companies named Best Fleets to Drive For

    February 7, 2013 by Canadian Shipper

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Six Canadian trucking companies have made the 2013 list of the top 20 Best Fleets to Drive For by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge. The annual survey and contest, now in its fifth year, identifies

  • Carrier optimism waning in third quarter: OTA survey

    September 11, 2012 by Canadian Shipper

    TORONTO, Ont. — The level of optimism about the economy is softening, according to the latest quarterly survey of trucking companies conducted by the Ontario Trucking Association. The association’s third-quarter survey showed that while the majority (57%) of respondents remain

  • Looking for new blood

    May 1, 2012 by Lou Smyrlis

    Reading through the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council’s 2012 HR Study Update, I must admit I’m worried about the future of supply chain innovation in Canada. Innovation often comes from new blood being brought into the profession; from people who

  • Feature Human Resources

    Supply chain: Now hiring

    May 1, 2012 by Julia Kuzeljevich

    Despite efforts to raise its profile in recent years, low awareness and understanding of the supply chain sector is resulting in recruitment issues and a lack of required skills – particularly leadership skills – among the new recruits. Making matters

  • CTHRC initiatives move forward while feds’ funding refocused

    October 28, 2011 by Canadian Shipper

    OTTAWA, Ont. — Federal grants and contribution programs that support the work of the Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council (CTHRC) are in the midst of a comprehensive change, but according to CTHRC officials, several existing initiatives will continue as planned

  • Feature Human Resources

    Ready and able

    September 1, 2011 by Julia Kuzeljevich

    Call it demographics, or call it reality. In Canada, the percentage of disabled workers in the overall population, which currently stands near 15%, is expected to rise over the next 20 years. In the province of Ontario alone, one in

  • CTHRC names new executive director

    June 16, 2011 by Canadian Shipper

    OTTAWA, Ont. — Angela Splinter has been named the new executive director of the Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council (CTHRC) following a national search by the organization’s board of directors. Splinter has extensive experience in human resources management, particularly in

  • CPX named one of best workplaces in country

    April 14, 2011 by Canadian Shipper

    SURREY, B.C. — Coastal Pacific Xpress (CPX) has been selected as one of the best workplaces in Canada for 2011 by Great Place to Work Institute Canada. CPX was selected for inclusion on the Best Workplaces in Canada list, published

  • Feature Human Resources

    swim faster

    February 1, 2011 by Dan Brown

    While some uncertainty may shroud Canada’s economic rebound, new data from Statistics Canada reveals that the labour market is starting to show signs of recovery. Hiring freezes are slowly lifting, and companies are once again on the hunt for talent.

  • UPS exec joins ASTD board

    January 14, 2011 by Canadian Shipper

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Anne M. Schwartz, vice-president of global leadership development for UPS, is joining the American Society for Training and Development’s board of directors for a three-year term (2011-2013). In her role at UPS, Schwartz is responsible for global