Compen­sation Planning Outlook 2021 Survey

Each year, the Conference Board’s Compensation Planning Outlook provides a trusted forecast for compensation and HR professionals across the country. This benchmarking report provides the most up-to-date data, essential for any organization looking to secure the talent they need to succeed in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

This year’s comprehensive report will provide information about:

  • The pay environment
  • Non-unionized and unionized pay increases
  • Incentive pay and plans
  • Labour market challenges

The survey will be open from July 8 to August 14, 2020. Participation is free and all participants will receive a copy of the report.

Access last year’s research results

The 2020 compensation planning outlook survey gathered data from 326 Canadian organizations representing over 707,766 employees.

Some highlights of the 2020 research

2.5%—average non-unionized projected salary increase

2.9%—highest projected salary increase by industry (pharmaceutical and chemical)

18%—expect their workforce to increase in size

79%—respondents with at least one short-term incentive plan in place

I can always count on The Conference Board of Canada to give me the most up-to-date and accurate salary planning data. Year after year, I eagerly await this trusted publication to plan my company’s salary range adjustments and merit budget.

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