If evaluating your organization’s compensation and total rewards programs is part of your annual routine, you may have noticed that spring showers bring more than flowers – they also mark the start of compensation survey season.
Why is everyone seeking compensation data at this time of year? Though there are certainly exceptions, most annual changes to employee compensation happen between the months of January and April. Most decisions for these changes take place in October through January. Therefore spring is the busy season for those who gather and report on this information, so it is at its freshest come fall when the most people need it.
In late January, People First hosted a breakfast briefing on harassment in the workplace. The topic had certainly featured prominently in the news cycle late in 2014 and our consultants were fielding more questions on the topic. We invited representatives from The Manitoba Human Rights Commission, Safe Work Manitoba and People First’s Respectful Workplace practice to share some of the cases that are impacting employers in Manitoba, current trends in harassment reporting and what companies can do improve the work environment for all employees.
Martin Cash from the Winnipeg Free Press also made it out to the event, which he featured in his column the next day. Read the full article here.
As we mark the final hours of 2014, we think back upon the year and wonder what headlines were of most interest to HR professionals.
For HR practitioners, the decision in Ontario by the Human Resource Professionals Association (HRPA) to withdraw from the Canadian Council of Human Resource Association (CCHRA) was a big story. It can’t be said that this came as much of a surprise, as the HRPA gave ample notice as to their intentions well before the headlines broke. The biggest item on the HRPA’s agenda was revamping the CHRP designation, which has remained almost unchanged since its introduction in 1990. They rolled out a new framework in the fall, creating three designations where once there was only one.
[Winnipeg, MB – October 15, 2014] In its 21st year honoring entrepreneurship and innovation in Canada, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year winners for the Prairie region will be announced next week. People First HR Services, a People Corporation company, is thrilled that Laurie Goldberg, Chairman and CEO of People Corporation has been nominated and is one of only three finalists from Manitoba this year.
WINNIPEG, MANITOBA – June 12, 2014 – People First HR Services, a People Corporation Company, is proud to share the announcement, that People Corporation has been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in Canada as part of PROFIT Magazine’s PROFIT 500 ranking for 2014.
Ranking Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by five-year revenue growth, the PROFIT 500 profiles the country’s most successful growth companies. A joint venture between Canada’s premier business brands, the PROFIT 500 is published in the July issue of Canadian Business and online at PROFITguide.com. People Corporation reported a five-year revenue growth of 377%.
With a tightening labour market and the demand for highly skilled executive talent, it’s no wonder more and more organizations are looking to review and revitalize their executive compensation programs. A recent compensation report published by People First HR Services shows that executive salaries are once again on the rise as companies work towards retaining their leaders. Keeping on top of executive compensation is particularly important where the talent pool is limited by factors such as demographics or seemingly unpleasant geographic nuances that some cities present.
Call them Millennials, Generation Y or the young adults still living in your basement, this is the generation that is supposedly going to save us Gen X’ers and older. Yes, this is the generation who received trophies not only for participating in sports, but just for showing up it seemed. The National Institute of Health reports that 40% of Millennials got so many participation trophies growing up that they believed they should be promoted every two years, regardless of performance.
There’s no turning back – social media is here to stay so why not make the most of it, both personally and professionally!
LinkedIn was my first foray into the social media world, followed by Twitter then eventually Facebook and others. Did I succumb to social pressures to join? No, I would say more out of self preservation at first. Then, as I started to see the benefits of these technology tools, I realized it was time to embrace the concept and jump in with both feet.
If you wake up feeling grumpy just at the thought of going to work, chances are it’s time to move on. Your work life can make up the better part of how you spend your waking hours, and if that time is spent doing something you don’t enjoy, or actually despise, that’s a whole lot of wasted time in your life.
Many careers depend on the ability to attract and interact with customers, clients or members, and yet, the first meeting with someone new can be nerve-rattling — ranking somewhere between getting ready for a first date and going to a job interview.
You rehearse what to say, all the while hoping that you’ll not only represent your organization well, but impress a prospective customer enough to win their trust and their business. Of course, there’s a bit of added pressure knowing that you’ll have to face your boss, who will be asking, “Well? How did it go?”