Workforces are growing again – and salaries are, too
HR professionals across Western Canada are preparing for new hires. Organizations expecting a positive change in employment outnumber those expecting a decline by almost three-to-one. Salaries are expected to rise across all reporting sectors, and in all provinces in the report.
Opioids and marijuana are getting workplace attention
While a majority of organizations have a policy that sufficiently addresses alcohol, only a third of workplaces have one that addresses opioids and only 15% have one that addresses legalised marijuana. However, 30% of organizations are either creating or preparing to roll out a policy to address legalised marijuana.
New policies to address discrimination are on the radar
‘Blind hiring’ – where names of applicants are hidden to remove bias during hiring – is being rolled out by employers. While only 3% of workplaces are either already practicing this or preparing to implement the policy, over a third of organizations are looking for data on the practice before adopting a similar policy.
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.