People First HR Services

Compensation survey guides – Manitoba Employers as Economy Rebounds

People First

Expanding on the second edition of Manitoba’s largest, most comprehensive survey for compensation, benefits and workplace practices, The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce is pleased to continue its partnership with Winnipeg-based People First HR Services Ltd. to provide a cost-effective planning tool to Manitoba organizations. Offering detailed compensation information on more than 300 individual jobs reflecting Manitoba’s diverse industries, the Survey results will be released in September 2011 just in time for 2012 planning. Organizations are encouraged to register now to participate in the survey, which will take place in April and May.
“Manitoba employers have come to rely on this resource as one of the tools to assist in the attraction and retention of qualified people.” says Colleen Coates, Compensation Practice Leader, People First HR Services. “Having reliable data in hand helps prevent costly errors.”

The two-part survey includes detailed information on base salaries, bonuses/incentives as well as employee benefits and workplace practices.

“The economy is forecasted to grow in 2012 and with this comes competition for talent. Organizations need to stay on top of market wages and benefits and this survey will help them to do so,” says Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Dave Angus. “We’re pleased to continue to offer this valuable service to help employers understand how they stack up relative to the market on total compensation.”

Organizations participating in the survey will receive 50% off the purchase of survey results. Winnipeg Chamber members receive an additional 10% discount. Interested organizations can go to for information on how to participate.
The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1873, is the largest organization representing the voice of business in Winnipeg.

People First HR Services is Manitoba’s largest full-service human resource consulting firm and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Groupworks Financial Corp. People First delivers high quality business solutions in the practice areas of recruiting, general HR consulting and career management.


Sue Kathler – Vice President, People First HR Services Ltd.
Tel. 204.940.3908

Chuck Davidson – Vice President, Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce
Tel. 204.944.3316