Human Resources Trends for 2019

| October 23, 2018

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Morneau Shepell’s annual Trends in Human Resources survey canvasses Canadian employers on their priorities for the coming year, and asks HR leaders about the opportunities and challenges they face. In addition to looking at expected changes in compensation for 2019, this year’s survey was extended to inquire about emerging issues that have the potential to impact the Canadian workplace in 2019.

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