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Human Resources Trends for 2019

Human Resources Trends for 2019

October 11, 2018

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.

Top HR priorities for 2019:

  • Improving employee engagement continues to be a priority
  • Improving mental health of employees increased in importance
  • Employee turnover is also a top concern

Emerging issues for HR leaders:

  • The impact of the legalization of cannabis
  • Managing the risk of high-cost drugs in benefit plans
  • The impact of the #MeToo movement
  • Concern for employees’ financial preparedness for retirement

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