WINNIPEG, Manitoba (June 2, 2013)- People First HR Services, a People Corporation Company, is proud to share the announcement, that People Corporation has been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in Canada as part of PROFIT Magazine’s PROFIT 500 ranking for 2013.
PROFIT Magazine’s PROFIT 500 is the definitive ranking of Canada’s fastest growing companies by five-year revenue growth – nationally, regionally and by industry and is published in the summer issue and at PROFITguide.com. In 2010 and 2011 People Corporation was included in Profit’s Hot 50 rankings which recognize the two-year revenue growth of firms.
Richardson International eases transition through communication
With its agreement to purchase Viterra assets — including grain handling, crop input and processing facilities — Winnipeg-based Richardson International has taken its rightful place on the international stage and will soon assume the title of Canada’s largest agribusiness. Richardson is a worldwide handler and merchandiser of Canadian-grown grains and oilseeds, and its wealth of expertise in agriculture, oilseed processing and food packaging has made it a global business leader and one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies.
Acrylon Plastics CEO wants managers to act as owners
Craig McIntosh readily admits that he doesn’t accept no for an answer.
“No just means you haven’t heard me clearly, so let me explain myself to you some more,” says the president and CEO of Acrylon Plastics, a Winnipeg-based manufacturer of custom plastic parts for a wide range of applications including buses, farm equipment, windows and doors, fencing, commercial buildings and residential playgrounds.
McIntosh says his proclivity to positivity is a common trait of entrepreneurs. “That’s just part of our nature. We don’t regard boundaries as absolutes but rather as obstacles to be worked around whereas many others see boundaries as absolutes and are stopped by them.”
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (December 14, 2012) – People First HR Services has released the 2013 results of its annual Manitoba Compensation Planning Report. With survey data from more than 130 Manitoba employers, the report shows that on average, Manitoba workers saw a 3% increase in their compensation in 2012. Looking forward to 2013, employers are currently projecting average salary increases to for 2013 to be 2.9%. Though this appears down relative to 2012, historically employers are cautious when making their estimates. Real increases in 2013 are likely to increase to at least the 2012 levels. Businesses that want to stay competitive should be budgeting accordingly.
From the major construction work outside of Misericordia Health Centre, it is obvious that big changes are underway. Once renovated, the complex will house expanded community programs, including the four flagship programs not offered anywhere else in Manitoba: the Buhler Eye Care Centre, Provincial Health Contact Centre, Sleep Disorder Centre and Urgent Care Centre, plus the Ambulatory Diagnostic Centre and a new, one-stop health care centre for seniors called PRIME.
“This dynamic redevelopment project is designed with the future of care in mind,” says Rosie Jacuzzi, president & CEO of Misericordia Health Centre. “These specialized programs complement our vision and reflect a move toward community-based care.”
In June 2012, KWA Partners, provider of career management services, celebrates 10 years of providing career transition services to leading companies across Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Northwestern Ontario through its partnership with People First HR Services.
Well-known for the excellence of its career transition services, KWA Partners is the largest provider in the Prairies. The firm assists corporations to do things right when implementing job loss and supports people to move forward after job loss.
No matter the sector, businesses are always seeking ways to retain and motivate their employers. The Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers knows its members are no different. In the April edition of their magazine, the CAAR Communicator, they address some important considerations for businesses to keep in mind. Looking for an expert option, the Association approached our own Colleen Coates, National Practice Leader Total Compensation to provide her insights on the topic.
“To sum up,” says Coates, “organizations need to focus on talent management strategies to ensure that employee engagement thrives.”
October 19, 2011 – According to the results of the 2011/2012 Compensation Survey for Manitoba Employers Report released today, the competition for talent is driving increases in salaries across many senior leadership roles; while benefits at all levels continue to evolve to match employees’ needs for life-work balance.
“The survey results clearly show that employers have recognized the need to attract and retain top talent, particularly those organizations who suffered staffing set-backs through the recession. We are seeing salary increases across most employee groups trending back to normal pre-recession levels.” says Colleen Coates, National Practice Leader, Total Compensation, People First HR Services.
Expanding on the second edition of Manitoba’s largest, most comprehensive survey for compensation, benefits and workplace practices, The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce is pleased to continue its partnership with Winnipeg-based People First HR Services Ltd. to provide a cost-effective planning tool to Manitoba organizations. Offering detailed compensation information on more than 300 individual jobs reflecting Manitoba’s diverse industries, the Survey results will be released in September 2011 just in time for 2012 planning. Organizations are encouraged to register now to participate in the survey, which will take place in April and May.
“Manitoba employers have come to rely on this resource as one of the tools to assist in the attraction and retention of qualified people.” says Colleen Coates, Compensation Practice Leader, People First HR Services. “Having reliable data in hand helps prevent costly errors.”
Winnipeggers earn the lowest salaries among residents of Canada’s largest cities — and this poor compensation may be keeping workers away.
In 2009, the average Winnipeg salary was $38,050, according to Conference Board of Canada data. The same year, workers in 12 other Canadian cities the board surveyed earned higher salaries, with Alberta leading the way.
In Calgary, the average wage was $60,520 in 2009 and in Edmonton, it was $54,370. But workers outside of the oilpatch also earned more than Winnipeggers, creating a gap that may hamper this city’s