Non-Union Agency Compensation & Employee Turnover

Non-Union Agency Compensation & Employee Turnover

In 2018, all non-CSSEA/non-HEABC (“non-union”) social services agencies with employees who receive B.C. Government funding are being asked to complete the Compensation and Employee Turnover survey. 

Completion of the 2018 survey is essential to support government decision making on future funded compensation increases for the non-union social services sector. 

What is the survey for?

This survey is an initiative coordinated by Government funders of social services to collect employee workforce and compensation data from non-CSSEA/non-HEABC contracted social service agencies.

The data collected is targeted to help the B.C. Government better understand the non-union social services sector’s compensation costs, employee turnover rates and human resource demographics.

The 2018 survey collects calendar year 2017 information on:

  • wages, benefits, paid hours and employee counts; and
  • workforce demographics (e.g. gender, age, seniority), benefit participation, employee turnover, vacancies, funding and the number of contracts.

The data gathered by the survey is not employee-specific and personal identifiers are not collected.    The survey data is presented to Government in aggregate format so that agency anonymity is protected.

How will this data help the non-union social services sector?

The data is being collected to inform Government decisions regarding funding of the non-union sector and will support business cases for extended and future negotiated wage increases to non-union agencies.  The data also provides non-CSSEA/non-HEABC agencies with useful benchmark information to support recruitment and retention strategies, better understanding of shifting labour force demographics, and enhance the long-term sustainability of the social services sector in BC.

What is the timeline to complete the survey?

  • The 2018 survey, covering 2017 calendar year data, will be available for agencies to complete from February 12, 2018 and must be completed and returned by May 31, 2018.