Essay on A Report On The Job Cuts

975 Words Oct 16th, 2016 4 Pages
For about a month, Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region has claimed that they are to layoff front-line workers in attempts to help resolve the deficit they have built over the past few years. RQHR is to reduce 120 full-time job positions. However, Keith Dewar, the Regina Qu 'Appelle Health Region CEO, assures to The Leader Post that many of the job-cuts will be fulfilled by cutting back on part-time workers. Reportedly, they are planning on having less than 20 employees potentially lose their jobs. But what exactly does this entail in the long run?
Global News claims that RQHR’s hope is that unionized employees would be able to move to other vacant positions elsewhere in their region. This, of course, means that Qu’Appelle is hoping for as little job-loss as possible from those affected. While this is a positive, it doesn’t detract from the idea that there is still going to be exactly that; job loss. Fewer people working the front-line would entail that there are less employees on staff. If not handled correctly, this could lead to a patient care issue. So really, is this being handled in a positive or negative way?
Dr. Andrew Stevens is an Assistant Professor at the Hill and Levene Schools of Business whose research and work involves human resource management as well as industrial relations. Stevens helps to demonstrate exactly how RQHR’s decision has been influenced by its finances. “RQHR is facing a $4.7 million deficit, which is small compared to its $1 billion total budget.”…

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