In a fragile economic context where labour shortage issues are raging, Quebec businesses are finding it more and more difficult to hire. This obstacle has been accentuated by the health crisis and an aging population. Decision-makers are now forced to reconsider their business strategies to find concrete solutions to this new reality.
In Quebec, more opportunities than resources are currently available on the job market. A new economic and demographic picture is slowly emerging: opportunities are numerous, but companies are struggling to find employees. But what are the different possible solutions to solve this modern-day problem?
Promote retention by revisiting HR practices
Among the many solutions to be explored to counter the labour shortage in the province, one of them consists of revisiting management practices, by focusing on human resources strategies adapted to the needs and desires of today's generations: salary increases, the possibility of working in hybrid mode, flexible schedules, benefits programs, human capital valorization, skills development, and many others. For most employers, this solution involves a complete shift in their business plan, and a significant investment in the implementation of these modern processes that support the acquisition and retention of employees. However, this type of reorganization requires a great amount of time and effort, making business processes more complex, while the need for resources is urgent.
AI as a tangible solution for better return on investment
Luckily, the trend of adopting technology and AI within companies is on the rise. In a highly competitive market, this is a relevant solution that can solve many issues. Modern technologies and artificial intelligence allow businesses to dive into the reality of their employees and determine which clerical tasks can be automated without requiring human intervention in order to lighten the overall workload and achieve a better level of performance.
AI therefore supports selected job positions, so that your organization does not have to open new ones and face recruitment challenges.
Focus on human capital, above all
Despite perceptions about the adoption of AI within organizations, let's remember that this tool is primarily used to support human intelligence, and not to replace it. It is therefore essential to promote an ethical and responsible integration of these technologies in order to keep the focus on human capital, above all.
By implementing high-performance softwares, companies choose to put the human being first, allowing their employees to focus on more interesting tasks and develop their full potential. Thus, with the support of artificial intelligence and software, employer and employee save a lot of time and gain efficiency by automating common operations, where the margin of error is reduced.
Prepare for the future, and adopt the tools of tomorrow
In a technology-driven era, companies that embrace digital transformation are ensuring their sustainability in a competitive environment.
The integration of software and AI offers organizations the ability to anticipate potential sales, marketing, employee management and forecasting needs to better prepare for various eventualities. As a result, decision makers can make informed and relevant choices, in addition to freeing their teams from heavy and boring workloads.
Overall, AI is a great asset for local companies that want to solve their business problems, perform better and take part in the socio-economic growth of Quebec in the 21st century.
Morissette, R. (2022). Statistiques Canada. Rapports économiques et sociaux : Réponses des employeurs aux pénuries de main-d'œuvre. Récupéré de https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/36-28-0001/2022007/article/00001-fra.htm