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2020 SPRING FLASH SURVEY
RESPONSE TO COVID-19 BUSINESS CHALLENGES

We are conducting this brief survey to keep you up to date on the latest HR trends in response to COVID-19. Please take a few minutes to complete the questions below by May 27. The complete report will be issued to all participants by June 2020 and a summary report published on The Wynford Group's Website.

Please identify the Industry that your organization operates in:






Other (Please Specify):



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Name *:  
 
Organization *:    
Position *:    
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A. Economic Environment

1. How do you view your organization's position given the current economic/social environment, for the next six months?





B. 2020 Canada Emergency Wage Subsidiary
Have you applied to receive the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidiary (CEWS) or other government support program?







C. Compensation Programs
1. Please indicate what strategy and action your organization is implementing for particular employee groups due to the impact of COVID-19:

Please use the table below to fill in the "Employee Groups Applied To" section:

Entry For 'Employee Groups Applied To'Employee GroupDefinition of Employee Group
A Exec/Sr Management Top management, can include executive and/or second level managers.
B Management Responsible for and providing leadership to at least one group of employees.
C Professional Non-management employees applying skills and knowledge in a specific discipline in key activities in the organization (e.g. Finance, Accounting, Human Resources etc.).
D Support Employees in roles supporting the key activities in a work group, typically under the direction of a professional or manager (e.g. Technical or Administrative).
E Operations Employees that are directly involved in operations activities, such as manufacturing, distribution, field services, etc.
F Casual Employees in temporary/contract roles


Compensation MeasureProcessAction
Conducted as UsualDelayed/On HoldCancelledGroups Applied To (i.e. A, B, C, All)Percentage Change (+/-)
Base Salary Review
Annual Bonus Payout
Sales Incentive
Long Term Incentive Plan
Other - please specify

2. For 2020, please select yes, no or considering for the following in regards to your organization's incentive plans:

• My organization plans on developing new incentive plans

• My organization plans on shortening the incentive plan period




3. Is your organization offering additional pay in the form of incentives/spot bonuses or premiums during the pandemic (Hazard Pay) for employees that are required to work on-site during COVID-19 or required to work additional hours.

Additional/Hazard PayApplicableConsideringAmount($)Which Jobs Are Eligible for Additional PayLocations Where Additional Pay if Offered
No - not in place nor planned N/A N/A N/A N/A
Yes - cash incentive that is a flat dollar amount
Yes - perquisites (meals, daycare, etc.)
Yes - cash incentives that are based on another formula (e.g. x% of wage rate)
Yes - additional premiums that are tied to hours/shifts worked
Other - please specify

D. Human Capital Strategies.

1. To deal with the economic impact of COVID-19 on your organization, is your organization considering making any of the following adjustments?

Human Capital Strategy
IncreaseDecreaseFreezeNot Applicable
Areas Affected
Hours of Work
Incentive Plans
Number of Contractors
Number of Employees
Number of New Grads/Interns
Number of Part-time Employees
Training Budget
Use of Outsourcing
Use of Overtime
Use of Retirees
Other - please specify

2. Is your organization undertaking any of the following Human Capital Cost Management Strategies?

Human Capital Cost Management Strategies
Already put measures in placeConsidering to put these measures in placeNot currently considering these measures
Accelerating remote working arrangements
Providing employee subsidies to help manage the costs of working remotely (e.g. Wi-Fi, child care, office equipment, etc.)
Organizational Restructuring
Not Replacing All Vacancies
Permanent Staff Layoffs
Temporary Staff Layoffs
Job Sharing
Executive Salaries Rollbacks
Non-Executive Salary Rollbacks
Increasing Employee Shared Benefits Costs (e.g. retirement)
Decreasing Employee Shared Benefits Costs (e.g. retirement)
Expansion of Sick Leave Policy (e.g. additional paid time off)
Other - please specify

3. If your organization has already had to lay off employees due to the business impact of COVID-19, what percentage of your total workforce has been laid off?    %

Which employee groups were most affected?

Employee Group
Definition of Employee Group% of employees temporary layoff% of employees permanent layoff
Exec/Sr Management Top management, can include executive and/or second level managers.
Management Responsible for and providing leadership to at least one group of employees.
Professional Non-management employees applying skills and knowledge in a specific discipline in key activities in the organization (e.g. Finance, Accounting, Human Resources etc).
Support Employees in roles supporting the key activities in a work group, typically under the direction of a professional or manager (e.g. Technical or Administrative).
Operations Employees that are directly involved in operations activities, such as manufacturing, distribution, field services, etc.
Casual Employees in temporary/contract roles

4. For any working arrangement that your organization has implemented, how long do you anticipate it will be in place (or was in place if already returning)?

Working Arrangement
Less than 1 month1 month2 months3 monthsGreater than 3 monthsDon't know
Shutdown
Work from home
Split shifts
Limiting interactions
Voluntary leave

5. Are there any jobs still working at the place of work? If yes, please select those applicable.

Other (Please Specify):

Comments:


6. What actions will your organization take once we emerge from this crisis to better prepare for future difficult circumstances?

Action
Already put measures in placeConsidering to put these measures in placeNot currently considering these measures
Develop better business continuity plans
Increase the amount of Technical Training
Increase availability of Technology and Equipment for Flexible Work Arrangement
Integrate Virtual Operations into standard working arrangements
Increase Safety Standards and employ Sanitary Measures around work space
Adopt a more flexible approach to Managing Total Reward Structures
Adopt a more flexible approach to Managing People Cost
Develop strategy to increase Employee Engagement
Other - please specify



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