This case study looks at how the Canadian Plastics Sector Council’s Virtual Human Resources Department gives plastics manufacturers—particularly small and medium-sized enterprises—the tools to create effective human resources strategies and to reduce the time and energy associated with HR management.
The Virtual Human Resources Department offers plastics manufacturers an online one-stop shop for human resources tools that address issues ranging from managing performance to compensation. It covers eight thematic modules and contains detailed information, step-by-step guidance, policy samples, customizable forms, and interactive spreadsheets.
The case study examines how the Virtual Human Resources Department helps plastics manufacturers recruit, retain, motivate, and develop a skilled workforce. It also examines whether the Virtual Human Resources Department can be retooled and rebranded so it can be used in other Canadian industries.