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The retention of workers to reduce turnover is critical. The focus of the Workforce Development Strategy is to educate and inform employers of best practices and options to develop or improve their own programs for worker retention.

Actions to assist industry:

Conferences - Explore best practices in hiring the right workers and retaining them.

Workshops - Provide hands-on application of methods to compete for and retain workers.

Supervisor Training Courses - Improve skills of front-line supervisors to coach worker performance and improve retention.

Consulting Expertise – Support companies to access consulting expertise to develop and implement custom retention strategies.

Implementation – Support cost-shared funding for pilot projects and new initiatives with companies to encourage implementation of retention programs.

Work Environment – Review benefit packages for primary production workers. Identify human resource programs to benefit food processing companies.

Under-employed Albertans – Encourage the development of untapped labour supply in Alberta – persons on income support, disabled, First Nations, Métis and youth.

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For more information about the Retention Improvement Grant, please contact Gerard Bos at 780-643-1003 or

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This information published to the web on August 21, 2012.
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