No matter the sector, businesses are always seeking ways to retain and motivate their employers. The Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers knows its members are no different. In the April edition of their magazine, the CAAR Communicator, they address some important considerations for businesses to keep in mind. Looking for an expert option, the Association approached our own Colleen Coates, National Practice Leader Total Compensation to provide her insights on the topic.
“To sum up,” says Coates, “organizations need to focus on talent management strategies to ensure that employee engagement thrives.”
And that’s a good thing, because as president and CEO of Polywest Ltd., the largest Canadian distributor of durable liquid-handling products for agriculture and industrial use, he needs a lot of energy to oversee the rapid growth his company is experiencing in its 16th year.
Polywest is highly regarded in agriculture circles for its above-ground polyethylene tanks, fiberglass fertilizer storage tanks, septic tanks, pumps and hoses, but as Northam points out, his 30-employee strong company is growing beyond the farm because of other current issues.