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MEDIA RELEASE – 2011/2012 Survey Results Bring Good News During Times of Uncertainty

People First

October 19, 2011 – According to the results of the 2011/2012 Compensation Survey for Manitoba Employers Report released today, the competition for talent is driving increases in salaries across many senior leadership roles; while benefits at all levels continue to evolve to match employees’ needs for life-work balance.

“The survey results clearly show that employers have recognized the need to attract and retain top talent, particularly those organizations who suffered staffing set-backs through the recession. We are seeing salary increases across most employee groups trending back to normal pre-recession levels.” says Colleen Coates, National Practice Leader, Total Compensation, People First HR Services.

Chamber staff realize they have effect on outcome

John McFerran

In the early ’90s, Dave Angus called the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce for help. As the owner of a small family business eager to expand, he’d run up against a snarl of rezoning red tape and couldn’t understand the opposition to the plan.

“After trying to get support elsewhere, I called the chamber out of frustration and immediately discovered they had an understanding of what we were trying to do,” Angus says. “I was relieved to find a support group, which also turned out to be a peer-to-peer learning ground for me plus a means of growing my business network.”