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

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

Upcoming events

The Mental Health Gap

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on heath care systems and economies across the globe. This unprecedented uncertainty requires organizations to move from simply being aware of the importance of mental health to taking specific action for building psychologically safe workplaces. As more organizations work to implement mental health and wellness strategies to help their employees and their businesses thrive … how do we ensure these investments really work?

March 30–April 1, 2021  |  Virtual

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