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 poll: HOURS OF WORK

Poll Conducted: May 13, 2024
Total Participants: 118

What are the standard daily hours for employees working on-site NOT INCLUDING meal and rest breaks?

  • 7 hours
    0%
  • 7.5 hours
    0%
  • 8 hours
    0%
  • 10 hours
    0%
  • 12 hours
    0%
  • other/varies
    0%

What are the standard weekly hours for employees working on-site NOT INCLUDING meal and rest breaks?

  • 35 hours
    0%
  • 37.5 hours
    0%
  • 40 hours
    0%
  • 42 hours
    0%
  • 44 hours
    0%
  • Other/varies
    0%

How long are the meal breaks provided by the company?

  • 30 minutes
    0%
  • 45 minutes
    0%
  • 60 minutes
    0%
  • VAries
    0%

Are meal breaks paid?

  • Yes
    0%
  • No
    0%

how long are the rest breaks provided by the company?

  • No rest breaks/does not apply
    0%
  • 10 minutes
    0%
  • 15 minutes
    0%
  • 20 minutes
    0%
  • 30 minutes
    0%
  • 40 minutes
    0%
  • as needed by employee
    0%
  • Other/varies
    0%

ARE REST BREAKS PAID?

  • Yes
    0%
  • No
    0%

 poll: VACATION PAY ON VARIABLE PAY

Poll Conducted: May 13, 2024
Total Participants: 118

Do you provide a greater right of benefit when paying out vacation pay on bonuses, commissions, and profit sharing?

  • Yes
    0%
  • No
    0%

what best describes your policy when applying vacation pay to variable pay such as profit sharing, leadership bonuses, and/or commissions?

  • esa minimum of 4% or 6% is paid
    0%
  • above minimum of 4% or 6% is paid
    0%
  • calculation is based on years of service
    0%
  • other
    0%
  • Not tracked/does not apply
    0%

 poll: Parental leave top-ups

Poll Conducted: May 13, 2024
Total Participants: 118

Does your company provide a top-up benefit for PARENTAL (mother/father/adoptive parent) leave?

  • Yes
    0%
  • No
    0%

if yes, how much is provided as a percentage of total pay?

  • less than 50%
    0%
  • 51%-75%
    0%
  • 76%-90%
    0%
  • 100%
    0%

what is the maximum length of time the top-up benefit is offered?

  • 2-4 weeks
    0%
  • 6-8 weeks
    0%
  • 10-12 weeks
    0%
  • 15 weeks or more
    0%

is there an eligibility requirement tied to length of service?

  • no eligibility criteria
    0%
  • 3 months of service is required
    0%
  • 6 months of service is required
    0%
  • 1 year of service is required
    0%
  • 2 years of service required
    0%
  • Other
    0%

 poll: employer paid INTERNET costs

Poll Conducted: April 25, 2024
Total Participants: 146

Do you have any employees who are required to work remotely 100% of the time?

  • Yes
    0%
  • No
    0%

Do you reimburse these employees for internet costs as a business-related expense?

  • Yes
    0%
  • No
    0%

If yes, at what rate do you make the reimbursement?

  • 100% of cost is covered by the company
    0%
  • 50% of the cost is covered by the company
    0%
  • A flat amount of $50 or less is covered by the company
    0%
  • A flat amount of $51-$75 is covered by the company
    0%
  • A flat amount of $76-$100 is covered by the company
    0%

 poll: sick days FOR hourly Workers

Poll Conducted: April 25, 2024
Total Participants: 146

Do you offer paid sick days to hourly-paid personnel?

  • Yes
    0%
  • No
    0%

If yes, how many paid sick days do you offer?

  • 1-2 days
    0%
  • 3-4 days
    0%
  • 5-6 days
    0%
  • 7-8 days
    0%
  • 10 days
    0%
  • 12-13 days
    0%
  • Other
    0%

If yes, do you allow paid sick days to be used for family responsibility needs/obligations?

  • Yes
    0%
  • No
    0%

poll: Vacation Entitlements for Senior/Chief Positions 

Poll Conducted: January 23, 2024
Total Participants: 108

For the purposes of this poll, senior management includes positions such as vice presidents, directors, and department heads. These individuals are responsible for overseeing specific areas or functions within the organization, such as operations, marketing, finance, or human resources. C-Level refers to the highest level of management within an organization. This includes the CEO, COO, CFO, and other C-suite executives.

vacation entitlements for Senior Management 

What is your vacation allowance for new hires in senior management positions?

  • 2 weeks
    0%
  • 3 weeks
    0%
  • 4 weeks
    0%
  • 5 weeks
    0%
  • other/negotiable
    0%

Is industry experience taken into consideration?

  • Yes
    0%
  • No
    0%

What is your vacation allowance for senior management positions at 5 years?

  • 3 weeks
    0%
  • 4 weeks
    0%
  • 5 weeks
    0%
  • 6 weeks
    0%
  • other/negotiable
    0%

What is your vacation allowance for senior management positions at 10 years?

  • 4 weeks
    0%
  • 5 weeks
    0%
  • 6 weeks
    0%
  • other/negotiable
    0%

What is your vacation allowance for senior management positions at 15 years?

  • 4 weeks
    0%
  • 5 weeks
    0%
  • 6 weeks
    0%
  • 7 weeks
    0%
  • other/negotiable
    0%

What is your vacation allowance for senior management positions at 20 years?

  • 4 weeks
    0%
  • 5 weeks
    0%
  • 6 weeks
    0%
  • 7 weeks
    0%
  • 8 weeks
    0%
  • other/negotiable
    0%

Vacation entitlements for Chief Positions 

What is your vacation allowance for new hires in C-level positions?

  • 2 weeks
    0%
  • 3 weeks
    0%
  • 4 weeks
    0%
  • 5 weeks
    0%
  • 6 weeks
    0%
  • other/negotiable
    0%

is industry experience taken into consideration?

  • Yes
    0%
  • No
    0%

What is your vacation allowance for in C-level positions at 5 years?

  • 3 weeks
    0%
  • 4 weeks
    0%
  • 5 weeks
    0%
  • 6 weeks
    0%
  • other/negotiable
    0%

What is your vacation allowance for in C-level positions at 10 years?

  • 4 weeks
    0%
  • 5 weeks
    0%
  • 6 weeks
    0%
  • other/negotiable
    0%

What is your vacation allowance for in C-level positions at 15 years?

  • 4 weeks
    0%
  • 5 weeks
    0%
  • 6 weeks
    0%
  • 7 weeks
    0%
  • 8 weeks
    0%
  • other/negotiable
    0%

What is your vacation allowance for in C-level positions at 20 years?

  • 4 weeks
    0%
  • 5 weeks
    0%
  • 6 weeks
    0%
  • 7 weeks
    0%
  • 8 weeks
    0%
  • other/negotiable
    0%

Poll: MATERNITY LEAVE TOP UP PLANS

Poll conducted: November 13, 2023
Total Participants: 84

does your company offer a maternity leave top up benefit?

  • Yes
    0%
  • No
    0%

If yes, what percentage of the employee's pay does your plan top up to?

  • 100% of pay
    0%
  • Between 90%-95% of pay
    0%
  • Between 70%-75% of pay
    0%
  • 66 2/3% of pay
    0%
  • Varies
    0%

What is the maximum length of the benefit?

  • 4 weeks or less
    0%
  • 6 weeks
    0%
  • 8 weeks
    0%
  • 12-16 weeks
    0%
  • 17 weeks
    0%
  • 26 weeks
    0%

Is eligibility in the plan linked to length of service at the company?

  • Yes
    0%
  • No
    0%

if yes, what is the minimum length of service for eligibility?

  • 3 months
    0%
  • 6 months
    0%
  • 1 Year
    0%
  • 2 years
    0%
  • must be a permanent, full-time employee
    0%

Does the same plan apply to all eligible employees or do you have a separate policy for managers, senior leaders, or another group?

  • One plan for all
    0%
  • Plan varies by level
    0%

poll: holiday bonuses

Poll Conducted: October 19, 2023
Total Participants: 88

Do Do you provide discretionary, non-merit based holiday bonuses to employees?

  • Yes
    0%
  • No
    0%

Are holiday bonuses paid company-wide to all employees?

  • Yes
    0%
  • No
    0%

How are holiday bonuses paid out?

  • Cash/added to cheque
    0%
  • Gift card
    0%
  • Gift
    0%

The amount of holiday bonuses is based on:

  • A flat amount
    0%
  • A percentage of annual salaries/wages
    0%
  • Years of service
    0%
  • Company performance that year
    0%
  • Combination/other
    0%

If based on a flat amount, the average amount paid is:

  • Under $100.00
    0%
  • $100-$250
    0%
  • $251-$500
    0%
  • $501-$1000
    0%
  • Over $1000
    0%
  • Other/varies
    0%

If based on a percentage of annual salaries/wages, the average percentage paid is:

  • Under 5%
    0%
  • 5.1%-7.5%
    0%

Poll: 12-HOUR SHIFTS

Poll Conducted: September 13, 2023
Total Participants: 48

What schedule does your company use for 12-hour shifts?

  • Continental
    0%
  • The 2-3-2
    0%
  • 4 on/4 off
    0%
  • Weekends - 3 on/4 off
    0%
  • 3 on/3 off
    0%
  • Other
    0%

How long are the meal breaks for 12-hour shifts?

  • 30 minutes
    0%
  • 60 minutes
    0%
  • Meal & rest breaks are combined
    0%
  • Other
    0%

Are meal breaks paid as part of your 12-hour shift?

  • Yes
    0%
  • No
    0%

If meal and rest breaks are combined, they are taken as:

  • 10, 10, 20, 15, 15
    0%
  • 20 minutes every 2 hours
    0%
  • 10, 10, 20, 10, 10
    0%
  • Three 20 minute breaks
    0%

If rest breaks are separate, they are taken as:

  • One 30 minute rest break
    0%
  • Two 15 minute rest breaks
    0%
  • Two 20 minute rest breaks
    0%
  • Two 10 minute rest breaks
    0%
  • Two 10 minute rest breaks and one 15 minute rest break
    0%
  • Three 15 minute rest breaks
    0%
  • Four 10 minute rest breaks
    0%

Do you feel that 12-hour shifts reduce absenteeism?

  • Yes
    0%
  • No
    0%

Do you feel that 12-hour shifts decrease the overall alertness level of employees at the end of the day?

  • Yes
    0%
  • No
    0%

Do you find it difficult managing sick days with a 12-hour shifts?

  • Yes
    0%
  • No
    0%

poll: Pay Transparency in Job Postings

Poll Conducted: July 17, 2023
Total Participants: 102

Do You Include Wage or Salary Information in Job Postings?

  • Yes
    0%
  • No
    0%

What is the Compensation Ratio Used on the Wage/Salary Information for Job Postings?

  • 80% to 120%
    0%
  • 85% to 110%
    0%
  • 90% to 110%
    0%
  • 80% to 100%
    0%
  • 90% to 100%
    0%
  • Other
    0%

Poll: SERVICE RECOGNITION AWARDS

Poll Conducted: June 15, 2023
Total Participants: 106

What type of award does your company offer for long service?

  • Cash
    0%
  • Gift
    0%
  • Gift Card or Redeemable Points
    0%
  • Other/Varies
    0%

At what year of service do awards begin?

  • Under 5 Years
    0%
  • At 5 Years
    0%
  • At 10 Years
    0%
  • More Than 10 Years
    0%

What is the cash value of your awards per year of service?

  • $10.00 per year of service
    0%
  • Starts at $10.00 Per Year of Service but Increases With Years Served
    0%
  • $15.00 Per Year of Service
    0%
  • $20.00 Per Year of Service
    0%
  • Starts at $20.00 Per Year of Service but Increases With Years Served
    0%
  • $25.00 Per Year of Service
    0%
  • More Than $25.00 Per Year of Service
    0%
  • Other Model/Varies
    0%

Poll: The Role of Vacation Pay in calculating Overtime

Poll conducted: May 29, 2023
total Participants: 103

Does your company include vacation as hours worked for the purpose of calculating overtime?

  • Yes
    0%
  • No
    0%

Poll: cell phone policies

Poll conducted: May 18, 2023
Total Participants: 108

How does your company cell phone policy work?

  • Company provides the phone and covers the whole cost of service
    0%
  • Employee owns/provides the phone and company pays an allowance to the employee to cover all or part of service
    0%
  • Both options above apply
    0%
  • Company provides the phone and covers part of the cost of service
    0%

What is your company’s policy on who receives a cell phone and/or allowance?

  • Role-based
    0%
  • Level-based
    0%
  • Varies
    0%

What criteria is used to decide eligibility?

Multiple responses allowed.

  • Employees who work after hours, on-call, or travel are eligible
    0%
  • Employees where the use of a phone outside the office is a requirement of the job are eligible
    0%
  • Employees who work offsite at client/customer locations are eligible
    0%
  • Executive level employees only are eligible
    0%
  • Managers and above are eligible
    0%
  • Managers, leads, key roles and above are eligible
    0%
  • All employees have company cell phones
    0%

If your company provides a monthly cell phone allowance, what is the average amount spent per employee per month?

  • Under $30.00
    0%
  • $30.00-$39.00
    0%
  • $40.00-$49.00
    0%
  • $50.00-$59.00
    0%
  • $60.00-$69.00
    0%
  • $70.00-$79.00
    0%
  • $80.00 or More
    0%
  • Varies
    0%

Poll: paid days off

Poll conducted: march 15, 2023
Total participants: 67

How many public holidays do employees have off per year?

  • 9 Days
    0%
  • 10 Days
    0%
  • 11 Days
    0%
  • 12 or More
    0%

Does the company offer any additional paid days off beyond the public/statutory holidays above?

  • No additional paid days/holidays are offered
    0%
  • Yes, company offers additional paid personal days
    0%
  • Yes, company offers additional paid floater days
    0%
  • Yes, company offers both additional paid personal days and additional paid float days
    0%

PAID PERSONAL DAYS How many personal days/holidays are allotted to employees per year?

  • None
    0%
  • 1 Day
    0%
  • 2 Days
    0%
  • 3 Days
    0%
  • 4 Days
    0%
  • 5 Days
    0%
  • Varies/other
    0%

Personal days can be taken as:

  • Full days only
    0%
  • Full days or partial days
    0%

Is carry-over of unused personal days allowed?

  • Yes
    0%
  • No
    0%

PAID FLOAT DAYS How many floater days are allotted to employees per year?

  • None
    0%
  • 1 Day
    0%
  • 2 Days
    0%
  • 3 Days
    0%
  • 4 Days
    0%
  • 5 Days
    0%
  • More than 5 days
    0%

Who decides when the float day(s) is used?

  • Determined by company
    0%
  • Determined by employee
    0%
  • Varies
    0%

If company assigned, when is your float day(s) typically assigned?

Multiple responses allowed.

  • Incorporated into christmas holidays
    0%
  • Incorporated into canada day
    0%
  • Other
    0%

Is the entitlement of days off the same for both salaried and hourly-paid employees?

  • Yes
    0%
  • No
    0%