Drilling down into total rewards

In recovery, employers fine-tune compensation, performance
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 08/15/2011

The economic recovery continues to be uneven and across Canada, the labour trends, challenges and opportunities vary wildly by industry sector, according to Ian Cullwick, a partner at Deloitte’s consulting practice in Ottawa.

“It’s quite interesting this time around in terms of economic trends,” he says. “Both globally and nationally, the impact and implications are being felt differently by different industry sectors.”

The oil and gas industry is booming again so the scenarios experienced before the fall of 2008 are back, such as escalating wages and salaries for cashiers at Tim Hortons in Fort McMurray, Alta., says Cullwick.