Humi Unveils The 2020 Canadian HR Benchmark Report

New data reveals how COVID-19 has impacted the 2020 workplace including trends around employee time off, gender in the workplace, generational employee retention, and more

Humi, Canada’s leading HR, payroll, and benefits platform, today announces the release of their 2020 Canadian HR Benchmark Report that reveals exactly how COVID-19 has impacted Canadians in the workplace. The report identifies the major trends and shifts across HR and people management including employee time off, gender representation in the workplace, generational employee retention, and digital HR practices.

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Findings from the data report that compiled data from over 1,000 Canadian small to medium-sized businesses suggest that COVID-19 has completely shifted the way that employees work, take time off, and change roles.

Key findings include:

  • Canadians took 40% less time off in 2020, compared to 2019
  • Only 21% of C-suite positions are held by women
  • Women made up only 30% of the tech workforce in 2020
  • The average Canadian salary has dropped 4.5% since the COVID-19 pandemic started in Canada in March 2020
  • On average, Gen Z employees spent 15% less time in a role than millennials

“The fundamental mission at Humi is to build systems that support people,” said Simon Bourgeois, Co-CEO and Co-Founder at Humi. “Looking back at the workplace trends and all that transpired in 2020, we know it’s paramount to the survival of our economy to support a diverse workforce. Humi is committed to understanding the Canadian employment landscape, and will continue looking for new opportunities to improve the workplace and develop technology to enhance it.”

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The findings from this data report reveal COVID-19’s impact on women in the workforce, vacation trends and time off, gender distribution and terminations, average monthly salary by gender, women vs men in C-Suite positions, generational employee retention and a breakdown of the most common documentation for new and existing employees.

“When we look at what changed in the workplace this year, one thing is astoundingly clear: the digital experience matters,” said Andrea Bartlett, HR Director at Humi. “COVID-19 has brought on drastic changes for Canadian businesses and employees. In order to adapt to the change and stay connected with teams, it’s crucial that businesses and leaders alike are prepared with the proper workplace policies, paired with digital HR tools, to support the workforce during the pandemic and beyond.”

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