Canadian Human Resources Benchmarking: Organizational Design and Practices

The Conference Board of Canada, September 1, 2022
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This ongoing series examines the HR practices and metrics of Canadian organizations, specifically around turnover, recruitment, organizational design, absence, safety, and training and development.

Document Highlights

  • There is no one-size-fits-all approach to workplace practices across Canadian organizations.
  • In fiscal 2021, organizations had a variety of standard workweeks, and 30 per cent had different standard workweeks for different levels or types of employees.
  • Many organizations offered flexible work arrangements. Where possible, organizations should consider offering flexible work arrangements to attract and retain workers.
  • On average, organizations had 7.9 employees per people leader. This is a decrease from previous surveys and is more in line with best practices.
  • On average, 2.8 per cent of an organization’s full-time equivalents (FTEs) were human resources (HR) personnel. On average, organizations had one HR generalist or HR business partner for every 142 FTEs.

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