The Alberta HR Trends Report is commissioned by CPHR Alberta as part of a regular series to help fill the labour information void for CPHR Alberta members and Alberta employers. The Fall 2017 Alberta HR Trends Report is comprised of data from a survey sent to CPHR Alberta members in spring 2017 - the survey received our largest response rate to date. Read the highlights below or download the full report and summary to find high-quality information you can trust for your organization.
With four clear signs that the recovery is underway, the effects on Alberta's labour market have begun. Find information on lengthening hiring periods, estimated employment growth, changes in salaries and more.
Decriminalization of marijuana needs to be addressed
A majority of HR professionals are educating themselves about the impacts of marijuana legislation on their organizations. We asked respondents how their organizations are preparing for marijuana legislation - how does your compare?
Are you aware of health hazards in your organization?
Health and safety was identified as one of the key areas affected by the upcoming legislation around marijuana, and we surveyed on H&S from several interesting perspectives. Organizations are working to identify safety-sensitive roles, and respondents offered key initiatives to improve the effectiveness of H&S programs.
Alberta workplaces are tired of change
The recession was hard on us all. Organizations lived through so much change over the past few years that fatigue is setting in. Your responses provided valuable insight on change management in organizations.
Can removing names during the application process aid in reducing discrimination?
Several high-profile cases of companies seeking to reduce hiring discrimination by removing applicant names suggested research was needed in this area. Responses were organized by industry and size of organization - could a vanguard of companies already be adopting these policies?
Changes to the Labour Relations Code have members talking
HR professionals got involved in the consultation around changes to Alberta's Employment Standards Code and Labour Relations Code this spring (including CPHR Alberta-led feedback). With the changes to the codes coming online, we asked members how these changes would affect their organizations.
The Alberta HR Trends Report is commissioned by CPHR Alberta as part of a regular series to help fill the labour information void for CPHR Alberta members and Alberta employers.
The Alberta HR Trends research initiative was started in December 2013 in collaboration with Abingdon public opinion research firm and was expanded in 2016 to include all four western Canadian provinces, in partnership with their respective Human Resources provincial associations. Access all of our research here.