Human Resources

The Conference Board of Canada is a trusted source of evidence-based human capital research and development. Through a combination of timely and relevant data, insights, trends, analysis and peer-to-peer learning, we help leaders enhance their organizations’ strategic and competitive position as they develop and execute HR plans—and build the future of our country.

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Recent releases

Talent Trends: Absence, turnover, attraction and retention rates

There have been changes in the Canadian workforce, including the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizations across the country have shared changes they are seeing specifically around absences, turnovers, attraction, and retention. Here’s what we found.

Online experience  |  3-min read
October 8, 2020

Working Through COVID‑19

Workforce Impacts Survey

From family obligations to remote work, we’ve surveyed COVID-19’s effects on Canadian employers and workers. But how is the pandemic changing the ebbs, flows, and makeup of the workforce?

Online experience  |  1-min read
August 17, 2020

Preparing for the Second Wave: Learning from Lockdown

Canadian employers are using lessons learned from the recent lockdown to determine how to protect employees and keep their business running during a potential second wave of the virus.

Summary for executives  |  4-min read
August 13, 2020

Compensation planning during uncertain times

With all the workplace disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, executives, managers, and human resources professionals will face challenges in determining salary increases and bonuses.

Commentary  |  3-min read
August 7, 2020

Working Through COVID‑19

Remote Work Support Survey

COVID-19 is here to stay, at least for the foreseeable future. Will employers keep their employees working remotely? And will remote workers be on the hook for home office expenses?

Online experience  |  3-min read
June 29, 2020

Working Through COVID‑19

Vacation Policies Survey

Summer is typically prime vacation time. Will it be this year? With nowhere to go and travel restrictions still in effect, employees may be less motivated to use their vacation in the coming months.

Online experience  |  3-min read
June 1, 2020

Working Through COVID‑19

Return to Work Survey

As provinces move to ease restrictions, Canadian organizations must consider a return of their employees to physical workplaces. With COVID-19 still active, what will this shift look like, and how prepared are employers for the risks? How will this impact working arrangements in the long term?

Online experience  |  8-min read
May 19, 2020

Working Through COVID‑19

Employee Benefits Survey

As COVID-19 distancing measures continue into the year, Canadian organizations are exploring ways to reduce any overhead they can. How is this affecting employee benefits coverage?

Online experience  |  8-min read
May 4, 2020

Working Through COVID‑19

Pay Planning Survey

As COVID-19 distancing—and budgeting—measures continue, many HR leaders are re-evaluating the status of upcoming salary increases and short-term incentive payouts.

Online experience  |  8-min read
April 20, 2020

Working Through COVID‑19

Family Responsibilities Survey

As COVID-19 continues to shift the daily rhythms of Canadian households, millions of Canadians are feeling the pinch to balance competing demands of work and family. What are their employers doing to help?

Online experience  |  8-min read
April 9, 2020

Working Through COVID‑19

Pay Premiums Survey

As COVID-19 spreads, many Canadians—especially essential workers in key sectors—must still go to work at a physical workplace. How are their organizations supporting them?

Online experience  |  8-min read
April 2, 2020

Working Through COVID‑19

Remote Work Policies and Compensation Survey

The spread of the novel coronavirus disease is changing the nature of work. For many Canadians, it’s also changing how they get paid. As businesses adapt to physical distancing, how are Canada’s workers—especially those who cannot do their jobs remotely—being supported by their organizations?

Online experience  |  8-min read
March 25, 2020

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Erin Mills

Erin Mills

Associate Director, Workplace Health

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