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

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Canadian Human Resources Metrics Benchmarking

Build and refine your Human Resources (HR) practices for managing your teams. Understand the current business environment, and know what’s changing. Our data from across Canadian industries and regions will help you see where you excel and where you can grow.

Online experience  |  8-min read
December 3, 2021

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Seeking Support: The Future of Health Benefits

In today’s labour market, organizations need to offer more than just competitive salaries to recruit, attract, and retain employees. Beyond salary, benefits are the second-most important factor when employees consider different job offers. That is, health benefits have more weight than they used to and most employees believe it is a worker’s right.

Issue briefing  |  16-min read
November 16, 2021

Workplaces for the Future: A Playbook for Municipal Leaders on Exploring Remote, Hybrid, and On-Site models

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented employers with a unique opportunity to reinvent the workplace. For most organizations, the future workplace will likely involve a blend of remote and on-site work. This impact paper examines the benefits and challenges of fully on-site, fully remote, and hybrid workplace models for the Regional Municipality of York.

Impact paper  |  32-min read
October 25, 2021

Labour market gets boost from vaccine rollout: Compensation Planning Outlook 2022

The data briefing for the Compensation Planning Outlook summarizes the results of the Conference Board’s annual survey and forecast. This data briefing will cover the effect of the vaccine rollout and employment.

Online experience  |  8-min read
September 7, 2021

Working Through COVID‑19

Flexible Work Environments Survey

The pandemic has super-spread disruption, transforming the way we work like never before. In March 2020, what was long considered improbable for many organizations—a remote workforce—became an immediate reality. Now with the vaccine rollout well under way, organizations are beginning to consider what the workplace of the not-so-distant future will look like.

Online experience  |  8-min read
June 25, 2021

Labour Relations Outlook 2021

How do you bargain during a pandemic? And what are others doing? This outlook informs labour leaders, management, and policy-makers about 2021’s unique negotiating environment and the issues that will shape it. Our Labour Relations Outlook will be released in two parts this year—a Conference Board first.

Online experience  |  8-min read
March 25, 2021

Working Through COVID‑19

Vaccination Policies Survey

As provinces and territories move to vaccinate Canadians against COVID-19, employers are faced with an unprecedented challenge: how to fulfill their duty to ensure a safe work environment without the power to mandate vaccinations. The Conference Board of Canada asked employers across the country about their vaccination policy plans, and whether accommodations will be made for employees who won’t—or can’t—roll up their sleeves

Online experience  |  8-min read
March 4, 2021

Working Through COVID‑19

Employee Wellness Survey

COVID-19 has shed new light on the importance of mental health and wellness. Organizations, and the programs they provide, play a pivotal role in supporting employees’ wellness through these tough times. The Conference Board of Canada asked organizations across the country how they’re managing employee wellness through benefits for the largest group of their full-time workforce.

Online experience  |  8-min read
February 2, 2021

Upcoming events

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Better Workplace Virtual Conference 2022

For over two decades, the Better Workplace Conference has hosted a national conversation on creating a safe and healthy workplace. This April, we’re bringing together thought leaders, researchers, and you, industry experts, for an important, evidence-based discussion on workplace wellbeing in 2022. Join the Canada-wide conversation to improve organizational culture and employee wellbeing and safety.

Conference  |  Virtual
April 5–7, 2022

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Erin Mills

Director, Human Capital and Workplace Health

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