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%.
PROFIT Magazine’s PROFIT 500 is the definitive ranking of Canada’s fastest growing companies by five-year revenue growth – nationally, regionally and by industry and is published in the summer issue and at PROFITguide.com. In 2010 and 2011 People Corporation was included in Profit’s Hot 50 rankings which recognize the two-year revenue growth of firms.
Richardson International eases transition through communication
With its agreement to purchase Viterra assets — including grain handling, crop input and processing facilities — Winnipeg-based Richardson International has taken its rightful place on the international stage and will soon assume the title of Canada’s largest agribusiness. Richardson is a worldwide handler and merchandiser of Canadian-grown grains and oilseeds, and its wealth of expertise in agriculture, oilseed processing and food packaging has made it a global business leader and one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies.
Acrylon Plastics CEO wants managers to act as owners
Craig McIntosh readily admits that he doesn’t accept no for an answer.
“No just means you haven’t heard me clearly, so let me explain myself to you some more,” says the president and CEO of Acrylon Plastics, a Winnipeg-based manufacturer of custom plastic parts for a wide range of applications including buses, farm equipment, windows and doors, fencing, commercial buildings and residential playgrounds.
McIntosh says his proclivity to positivity is a common trait of entrepreneurs. “That’s just part of our nature. We don’t regard boundaries as absolutes but rather as obstacles to be worked around whereas many others see boundaries as absolutes and are stopped by them.”
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (December 14, 2012) – People First HR Services has released the 2013 results of its annual Manitoba Compensation Planning Report. With survey data from more than 130 Manitoba employers, the report shows that on average, Manitoba workers saw a 3% increase in their compensation in 2012. Looking forward to 2013, employers are currently projecting average salary increases to for 2013 to be 2.9%. Though this appears down relative to 2012, historically employers are cautious when making their estimates. Real increases in 2013 are likely to increase to at least the 2012 levels. Businesses that want to stay competitive should be budgeting accordingly.
From the major construction work outside of Misericordia Health Centre, it is obvious that big changes are underway. Once renovated, the complex will house expanded community programs, including the four flagship programs not offered anywhere else in Manitoba: the Buhler Eye Care Centre, Provincial Health Contact Centre, Sleep Disorder Centre and Urgent Care Centre, plus the Ambulatory Diagnostic Centre and a new, one-stop health care centre for seniors called PRIME.
“This dynamic redevelopment project is designed with the future of care in mind,” says Rosie Jacuzzi, president & CEO of Misericordia Health Centre. “These specialized programs complement our vision and reflect a move toward community-based care.”