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Salaries to ‘thaw’ in 2010: Mercer; Change association goes virtual; N.B. gender wage gap increases in 2008
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/01/2009

Salaries to ‘thaw’ in 2010: Mercer

Toronto — Canadian employers plan to award average base pay increases of 2.7 per cent in 2010, a rebound from the actual increases of two per cent in 2009, according to the 2010 Canadian Compensation Planning Survey from Mercer. This increase is mostly due to a “salary thaw,” as only eight per cent of 500 companies surveyed plan to freeze salaries in 2010, compared to nearly one-third of employers in 2009. The all-employee average for employers that plan to award increases is three per cent, but 30 per cent of employers are still undecided on next year’s salary budgets.

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