Canadian HR Reporter

December 2020 CAN

Canadian HR Reporter is the national journal of human resource management. It features the latest workplace news, HR best practices, employment law commentary and tools and tips for employers to get the most out of their workforce.

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BACK in 2008 when the financial crisis hit, compensation planning was no easy task as a Great Recession rolled across the globe. But with the COVID-19 pandemic, that kind of uncertainty has only intensified. It's "uncharted territory," says Allison Cowan, director of human capital at the Conference Board of Canada in Ottawa. "And it probably felt that way in 2008. This is playing out a little differently. It's not a straight recession; there are so many other factors going on. And as we navigate the second wave, there's a great deal of uncertainty about how this will impact the economy and employment situations. The labour market has already been hit hard by this and it will be a long road back to the employment levels that we saw early in 2020 when things were humming along well." However, in the past eight months, organi- zations have gone through change on a large scale that we might not have thought possible, she says. "They've been able to accomplish pretty amazing things in short order. So I think we need to count on employers still to adapt, to continue to put the health and safety of employees first, while at the same time doing their best to remain productive, sustainable and WWW.HRREPORTER.COM ISSUE 33.11.2020 THE NATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT CEOs Talk Four Canadian CEOs show that leaders are putting employees and customers first when it comes to thriving in the new normal /16 Boosting culture with tech tools In an exclusive roundtable, we hear about the crucial role collaborative tools play in the new world of work /24 ALSO IN THIS ISSUE… Making anti-racism training work Many employers are keen to offer some kind of training, but that doesn't mean they always get it right /8 How has HR changed? The spotlight is on HR as workplaces transform to face the future, which means new skills and new priorities /10 MBAs for HR With more people working from home, many people are considering a return to school to boost their business acumen /22 > pg. 2 Judging by the latest annual salary surveys, employers will need to be creative when it comes to compensation planning for 2021 as freezes and low increases leave little room to reward workers, finds Sarah Dobson Terminations in a pandemic Employment lawyers discuss the potential impact of an employee's entitlement to notice of termination /52 Wave of uncertainty hits compensation planning

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