Canadian HR Reporter

May 19, 2014

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CANADIAN HR REPORTER CANADIAN HR REPORTER May 19, 2014 May 19, 2014 4 HR BY THE NUMBERS HR BY THE NUMBERS 0 10 10 20 20 30 30 40 40 60 60 70 70 80 80 90 90 100 100 50 50 0 10 10 20 20 30 30 40 40 60 60 70 70 80 80 90 90 100 100 50 50 $925 Average weekly earnings for non-farm payroll employees in February, up 2.3 per cent from 2013 5.5% Year-over-year increase in average weekly earnings in construction — highest sector 4.1% Increase in average weekly earnings in accommodation, food services 4% Increase in average weekly earnings in social assistance, health care -0.2% Decline in average weekly earnings for manufacturing -1.7% Decline in average weekly earnings for educational services — lowest sector 4.4% Increase in average weekly earnings in Manitoba — highest province 1.3% Increase in average weekly earnings in Saskatchewan — lowest province Compiled by Todd Humber - Source: Statistics Canada 0 10 10 20 20 30 30 40 40 50 50 60 60 70 70 80 80 90 90 100 100 $ per hour $ per hour $ per hour $ per hour They earn what? Trust issues 1 in 4 workers in the United States don't trust their employer, according to an online poll of 1,562 employees. Only one-half of workers think their employer is upfront and honest with them — critical findings since trust is a key engagement driver. 64% Workers who feel their organizations treat them fairly. 49% Workers who are satisfied with the growth and development opportunities at their company. 47% Workers who are satisfied with their employer's recognition practices. 27% Workers who say they plan on looking for a new job in the next year. Source: American Psychological Association $19 Hourly pay for a unionized patrol security guard at the Montreal-Trudeau Airport, which translates into an annual salary of $39,520 assuming a 40-hour workweek. Guards get three weeks' vacation after three years and four weeks after 15 years. They will receive hourly wage hikes of 55 cents, 50 cents and 50 cents over the next three years. Source: Canadian Labour Reporter/ Credit: picture5479/Shutterstock $20.10 Metro Vancou- ver's living wage in 2014, defined as the hourly wage two working parents with two young chil- dren must earn to meet their basic expenses. That's up from $19.62 per hour in 2013 and it means parents would need to work two mini- mum wage jobs — each — to support a family in Canada's most expensive city. 2.4% Increase in the city's living wage from 2013 to 2014. 0.2% General inflation rate for Vancouver from 2013 to 2014. 36 Number of organizations in Vancouver, employing more than 6,000 workers, that have been certified as living wage employers. Source: First Call: B.C. Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition Credit: Flashon Studio Vancouver: Pricey living Top challenges facing business leaders HR may not want to brag about this report card — more than one- half of respondents in a survey of 133 Canadian HR and business leaders rated the performance of their HR and talent teams as "less than good" when it comes to tackling the top business challenges. Here's a look at the top 5 challenges: 1. Leadership. Last year, this was fifth — but leaders of tomorrow need development opportunities now. 2. Retaining, engaging employees. Compensation alone won't attract or retain the best and brightest. 3. Workforce capability. Plenty of capability gaps have emerged in a workforce with uneven skills distribution. 4. Talent acquisition. Social media, crowdsourcing expected to be more important for advertising positions. 5. Learning and development. Millennials don't like traditional T&D tactics, meaning trends such as gamification may take hold. Source: Deloitte Credit: Elnur/Shutterstock 20% Percentage of advertising and marketing executives who say their firms increased the number of counter-offers to em- ployees, according to a survey of 400 profes- sionals. 5% Percentage who say the number of counter-offers has declined. 67% Say it is somewhat or very common for employees to accept the bid. 28% Say they would question the loyalty of an employee who accepted a counter-offer. Source: The Creative Group Credit: Ppart/Shutterstock Counter-offers on the rise Credit: donskarpo/Shuttersto c k .com

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