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The Compensation Research Centre conducts in-depth research studies and publishes independent reports on topics relevant to our stakeholders. Research projects are designed to build upon current knowledge and to provide new insights into key issues and challenges faced in Canada. The research informs the members of our executive networks, leaders in Canada, and the public at large.

Recent Publications

Compensation Planning Outlook 2020

(October 2019)
The 2020 edition of the Compensation Planning Outlook provides the key take-aways from our annual compensation survey and forecast.

Looking Ahead: The Future of Retirement Savings and Pension Plans

(July 2019)
This briefing provides an overview of the retirement savings and pension plan practices in Canadian organizations and explores the future of pensions in Canada.

Benefits Benchmarking 2019: Innovation and Flexibility Lead the Way

(February 2019)
This report summarizes the results of a 2018 employer-sponsored benefits program survey. It provides sound data that will enable Canadian employers to benchmark themselves against their peers and make informed decisions about their programs.

Trends in Performance Management: From Forms to Feedback

(February 2019) This report looks at how performance management has evolved over the past couple of decades and discusses some key considerations for organizations looking to introduce more coaching and feedback into their systems.

Flexible Work Arrangements: Transforming the Way Canadians Work

(May 2018)
This report summarizes data on flexible work arrangements from a Conference Board of Canada survey conducted in the summer of 2017.

Perks at Work: Employee Perquisite Offerings in Canadian Organizations

(April 2018)
This briefing explores the variety of perquisites that Canadian organizations offer, and discusses how offerings vary by employee group, sector, and industry.

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Leane Swales

Senior Coordinator, Human Capital Research
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Amanda Holmes

Senior Research Associate, Human Capital Research
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Allison Cowan

Director, Human Capital Research
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