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Wages are going up in Canada, with employers projecting an average annual pay increase of 2.5 per cent for next year, according to a new survey by LifeWorks Inc. When excluding organizations that are planning salary freezes, the poll found average salaries are expected to rise 2.7 per cent in 2022. It demonstrates growing confidence […]

The federal Liberals are facing calls from some of the hardest-hit businesses in the coronavirus pandemic to extend emergency-relief programs beyond June. The government has targeted June 5 for an end to the federal wage and rent subsidies and this week extended applications for a popular loan program to the same time. The idea is […]

22% of Canadian employers would adjust pay of remote staff who move: survey

More than one-fifth (22 per cent) of Canadian companies say they’ll adjust the pay of remote workers who move to a different location, according to a recent survey. Staffing firm Robert Half Canada Inc. surveyed 500 employees and 180 human resources managers. The survey found 44 per cent of staff said they’d consider relocating, but […]

Fewer companies planning 2021 salary freezes than last summer: survey

Approximately seven per cent of Canadian companies plan to freeze salaries in 2021, according to a new survey by Normandin Beaudry. It found that while fewer organizations plan to freeze salaries this year compared to last summer (when more than 20 per cent of respondents planned a freeze), the number is still higher than pre-coronavirus pandemic […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 12, 2021 April 14, 2021
  • 09:00

Employee benefits and total rewards planning have always been a critical element of business planning, but never more so than during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Mercer Canada conducted a recent client poll which showed that unlike previous years, most Canadian organizations still had not set their salary adjustment budget for 2021 as of early November. While […]

Canadians taking fewer holidays, earning less in 2020: report

Canadian employees are seeing significant workplace shifts amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report by payroll and benefits company Humi. It found employees took 40 per cent less vacation time in 2020 compared to 2019. Meanwhile, the number of sick day requests was “drastically higher” in the months leading up to the […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 20, 2020 November 20, 2020
  • 09:02
Half of Canadian employees considering a new job: survey

While the majority of Canadian employers feel confident about the economy, 49 per cent of employees are seriously considering leaving their role, according to a new report by Hays Specialist Recruitment (Canada) Inc. Among the reasons cited by dissatisfied employees were reduced social interaction due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic (45 per cent), increased workloads […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 22, 2020 October 22, 2020
  • 15:15

Many human resources teams that are planning 2021 salary adjustments and possible changes to total rewards programs need to focus on immediate ways to keep employee morale up as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, while also focusing on the longer term retention and attraction of top talent. The ongoing economic uncertainty wrought by the pandemic means many Canadian […]

More than a third (36 per cent) of Canadian organizations froze salaries in 2020, compared to a pre-coronavirus forecast of just two per cent, according to Morneau Shepell Ltd.’s annual salary projection survey. The trend is likely to hold true for the coming year, with almost half (46 per cent) of employers saying they’re uncertain […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 29, 2020 November 17, 2020
  • 08:45

With employers and employees still suffering through the limbo of the coronavirus pandemic, Wednesday’s throne speech clarified how the federal government plans to continue to support Canadians. In her speech, Governor General Julie Payette said the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy will be extended into 2021. She also said the government intends to shift away from emergency benefits […]