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  Poll: BILL 148

Poll conducted: August 10, 2017

Total Participants: 72

Participants were comprised of Ontario employers.


With the proposed Ontario minimum wage increases, how does your organization plan to handle the wages of employees who are currently paid above that minimum amount?

Maintain the current wage and merit process (48 votes) 66.6%
Adjust all wages to the same degree the minimum wage is adjusted (0 votes) 0%
Adjust some wages to the same degree the minimum wage is adjusted (9 votes) 12.5%
Adjust all wages to a larger degree than normal, but not to the same degree the minimum wage is adjusted (4 votes) 5.6%
Adjust some wages to a larger degree than normal, but not to the same degree the minimum wage is adjusted (9 votes) 12.5%
Other (2 votes) 2.8%

With the proposed Pay Equity provisions in Bill 148 requiring wages for temporary employees (including temp agency employees) to be the same as full-time and permanent employees doing the same job, how does your organization plan to handle temp labour hired through agencies?

Stop using temp labour entirely (1 vote) 1.4%
Only use temp agency employees as a last resort (32 votes) 44.4%
Manage temporary labour contracts internally (10 votes) 13.9%
Undecided (17 votes) 23.6%
Other (7 votes) 9.7%
Not applicable (5 votes) 6.9%


 Poll: RELOCATION BENEFIT

Poll conducted: August 10, 2017

Total Participants: 72

Participants were comprised of Ontario employers.


A monetary relocation benefit or bonus is offered as part of the compensation package in your company:

Yes (31 votes) 43.1%
No (41 votes) 56.9%

The benefit is paid out as:

A set amount (30 votes) 96.8%
A percentage of salary (1 vote) 3.2%

Categories of employees are eligible for relocation benefits are:

Administrative (4 votes) 11.8%
Lower Management (9 votes) 26.4%
Mid-to-Upper Management (29 votes) 85.3%
Professional (19 votes) 55.8%
Sales/Marketing (16 votes) 47.6%
Skilled Trades (8 votes) 23.6%


 Poll: TOP QUALITIES  SOUGHT FOR A LEAD HAND/TEAM LEADER

Poll conducted: June 14, 2017

Total Participants: 108

Participants were comprised of Ontario employers from the manufacturing industry.


Participants were invited to choose the top five key competencies they seek/require for a leadership role, e.g. team lead, in a manufacturing environment from the following list:

Yes (31 votes) 41.3%
No (41 votes) 56.9%
Visible across facility – ability to build relationships across facility (62 votes) 57.4%

 ‘Other’ category yielded:

Accountability – Results Oriented
Understands company culture
Respect for diversity
Vision to change and improve operations
Quality, Integrity, Teamwork, Respect, Customer Focus, Leadership
Empathy
Respect for people, processes, and safety
Process improvement – lean manufacturing methods
Understanding company business priorities and how to take action in own area of responsibility
Mechanical ability – able to troubleshoot and or program, reset equipment
Engagement

 Poll: BEREAVEMENT LEAVE


Bereavement Leave is available to employees:

Yes (113 votes) 98%
No (2 votes) 2%

Total votes: 115

Number of days granted:

1 day (1 vote) 1%
3 days (21 votes) 19%
5 days (5 votes) 4%
Varies depending on familial relationship to the deceased (86 votes) 76%

Total votes: 113

The policy covers:

Immediate family only (incl. step & inlaws): spouse, son, daughter, mother, father, sister, brother, grandparent, grandchild (71 votes) 63%
Immediate family and extended family to include aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousin (38 votes) 34%
Coverage is decided on a case by case basis (2 votes) 2%
Other (2 votes) 2%

Total votes: 113