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Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion Joins Forces with Canadian Centre for Diversity

Deal breathes life into 65-year-old Canadian diversity organization
The Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion (CIDI) and the Canadian Centre for Diversity (CCD) are pleased to announce that they have entered into joint operating relationship that will see the CCD continue operations. The CCD announced in September that they were ceasing operations due to funding constraints.
"The CCD's student educational programs couple nicely with CIDI's focus on diversity and inclusion in the workplace," said Michael Bach, founder of the Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion and newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Centre for Diversity. "When I learned that CCD was cea ...

Wynford's HR and Compensation Outlook

2014 Is Set To Leave Uncertainty of 2013 Behind
Every fall the Wynford Group, a Calgary based management consulting firm, conducts a national survey of projected HR trends for the upcoming year. 2013 had over 300 organizations from across Canada participate. The following are some key findings.
In Canada, approximately 52 per cent of participating organizations are expecting growth in the coming year, while four per cent are projecting decline. Supporting this growth, 57 per cent are expecting an increase in their number of employees from 2013.
The projected national average base salary increase is 3.20 per cent for 2014, with the following provinces showing the highest increases:
Albert ...

Employee Benefits Could Cause Tax Headaches

Taxable Benefits and Allowances Seminar from the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) helps make sense of the latest information and legislation
Many employers and employees are surprised at the depth and breadth of items considered taxable, therefore impacting income and statutory withholdings. Most employees aren’t aware there is legislation related to gifts provided to them. While there are some opportunities to give non-taxable gifts, simply providing a gift card to an employee can have tax implications. One of the most common compliance issues identified by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and Revenu Québec (RQ) in organizational audits is the exclusion of taxable benefits fr ...

Canadians Expect Employers to Foot the Bill for Skills Training

Canada’s skills gap was a major element of the last Federal budget, with the launch of programs such as the Canada Job Grant that share the cost of training and upgrading workforce skills with employers. But when it comes to an up-to-date skill set, who is responsible – the employer or the employee? According to the most recent WorkMonitor study by Randstad, the country’s largest human resources and staffing company, 91 per cent of Canadian workers hold the employer responsible for ensuring the skills and competences of employees correspond with job requirements. “This may in part be related to the fact that the study also revealed that more than eight in 10 ...

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