Jean Luk Pellerin, Senior VP of Human Resources at Agnico Eagle, a Canada-based gold-producing company, has learned much over the course of his long career. In this report, he shares how he managed to implement an HR strategy in an understandably risk-sensitive company. He also shows how the strategy strengthened the company by boosting efficiency, saving costs and preserving jobs.
Pellerin has thought deeply about the challenges facing HR professionals. He believes that companies must work at preserving critical face-to-face time. Social media demands attention, but should not be given too much. He urges HR professionals to pay attention to the promotion and development of both managers and new recruits, highlighting the importance of moving from technical ability to adaptability as employees move up. As for the answers to the inevitable questions that arise, Pellerin believes that they will come from a strong employee base nurtured within a well-run organization.