Employers in small communities in Saskatchewan face a number
of human resource related challenges. It has become increasingly
difficult for employers to retain employees for the long-term – and
labour market trends predict that this obstacle will become even
greater in future years. Attracting skilled applicants to work in rural
areas, competing with “big city” salaries and lifestyles,
understanding what benefits will build loyalty, and many other
important human resource issues will be addressed in this manual.
Knowledge of effective recruitment, remuneration, and retention
strategies enable an employer to forecast HR needs, anticipate
problem areas, and fully understand the correlation between human
resource practices and employee morale.
Managing Your Human Assets: A Human Resource Guide for Small
Business Employers is a self-study learning tool designed to inform
rural employers about human resource management skills. This
resource covers a number of important HR concepts and
integrates guidelines, recommendations, tools, and templates for
employers to implement.
The program consists of seven modules:
Module 1: Human Resource Planning
Module 2: Recruitment Strategies
Module 3: Hiring Strategies
Module 4: Analyzing, Posting and Selecting
Module 5: Retention Strategies
Module 6: Remuneration Strategies
Module 7: Labour Market Information
Module 8: Contact Information
The program can be customized to fit the individual participant’s
needs. You can study the modules in sequence from start to finish,
or pick and choose individual modules as specific topics become
relevant in your workplace. Managing Your Human Assets delivers
current and relevant information that will enable participants to take
charge of their human resource practices and reap the benefits of
high employee retention and increased productivity.
This program has been designed for use by employers, managers,
and/or human resource personnel. The material in each module is
primarily informational and practical, rather than assignment-based.
The modules illustrate concepts and ideas through examples, and
include forms and templates that you are encouraged to replicate
For a complete pdf version of Managing Your Human Assets click here. Or you can go through the modules as they are presented in this web version.