Morneau Shepell to present new research on salary and other trends in human resources at annual breakfast event

Half of Quebec organizations to focus on reducing short-term disability costs for 2016

MONTREAL, Sept. 22, 2015 /CNW/- Morneau Shepell invites members of the media to attend a breakfast presentation of the national and regional findings of its annual survey of Trends in Human Resources.

According to the recently released survey, employers across Canada are expecting salaries to rise by an average of 2.5 per cent in 2016, which is down from the average 2.8 per cent salary increase expected for 2015.

For 2016, nearly half (49 per cent) of organizations in Quebec will prioritize reducing short-term disability costs, compared to the national average of 44 per cent. Additionally, 32 per cent of employers in Quebec are looking to reduce the cost and risk of retirement plans, compared with 21 per cent nationally. Also, 34 per cent of employers in Quebec are looking to reduce the cost of health and dental plans, compared with 29 per cent nationally.

Industry experts at the seminar will present the new research in detail, including regional variances and current challenges and opportunities being faced by human resources leaders.

Media interviews can be arranged.

Montreal Event Details


Breakfast seminar on the 33rd edition of Morneau Shepell's annual survey of Trends in Human Resources


Thursday, September 24, 2015 (Presentations in French)
7:30 a.m. ET – Welcome and breakfast
8:00 a.m. ET – Presentations begin
9:30 a.m. ET – End of the conference


Hotel Omni Mont-Royal, 1050 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal
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The breakfast seminar will host a number of speakers, including:

  • Julien Ponce, Executive Vice President, Morneau Shepell
    o Executive host
  • Jean Demers, Managing Partner, Morneau Shepell
    o Moderator
    o Topic: human resources priorities
  • Richard Béliveau, Partner, Compensation Consulting, Morneau Shepell
    o Topic: compensation
  • Claudine Ducharme, Partner, Health and Benefits Consulting , Morneau Shepell
    o Topic: workplace health and engagement, data analytics, and absence and disability
  • Lisa Bolduc, Principal, Pension Consulting, Morneau Shepell
    o Topic: retirement

Morneau Shepell's 33rd annual Trends in Human Resources survey was conducted between mid-June and the end of July 2015, with input from organizations employing 640,000 people in Canada. The benchmark organizations represent a broad cross-section of industry sectors.

About Morneau Shepell Inc.

Morneau Shepell is the only human resources consulting and technology company that takes an integrative approach to employee assistance, health, benefits and retirement needs. The Company is the leading provider of employee and family assistance programs, the largest administrator of retirement and benefits plans and the largest provider of integrated absence management solutions in Canada. Through health and productivity, administrative, and retirement solutions, Morneau Shepell helps clients reduce costs, increase employee productivity and improve their competitive position. Established in 1966, Morneau Shepell serves approximately 20,000 clients, ranging from small businesses to some of the largest corporations and associations in North America. With almost 4,000 employees in offices across North America, Morneau Shepell provides services to organizations across Canada, in the United States, and around the globe. Morneau Shepell is a publicly-traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: MSI). For more information, visit


SOURCE Morneau Shepell Inc.

For further information: For additional information or to RSVP, please contact: Nathan Gibson, Morneau Shepell, 416-390-2641,; Lise Huneault, Kaiser Lachance, Communications, 514-878-2522 ext. 301,


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