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  • Table: 71-585-X
    Description:

    This compendium provides data from the new Workplace and Employee Survey (WES) conducted by Statistics Canada with the support of Human Resources Development Canada. The survey consists of two components: (1) a workplace survey on the adoption of technologies, organizational change, training and other human resource practices, business strategies, and labour turnover in workplaces; and (2) a survey of employees within these same workplaces covering wages, hours of work, job type, human capital, use of technologies and training. The result is a rich new source of linked information on workplaces and their employees.

    Release date: 2008-09-24

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 71-221-X
    Description:

    This electronic product provides information on all Workplace and Employee Survey (WES) variables, descriptions and response categories, as well as range of values. Starting with content themes, information is accessible through a hierarchical fashion, quickly guiding data users to variables of interest.

    Release date: 2007-05-17

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 71-221-G
    Description:

    The Workplace and Employee Survey Guide contains a dictionary of concepts and covers topics such as survey methodology, data collection, data processing and data quality. It also contains helpful information for researchers wishing to use the microdata.

    Release date: 2007-05-15

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2006287
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    We model the effects of product market competition on agency costs, and develop two main empirical predictions. First, competition, by reducing agency costs, unambiguously increases the importance firms place on quality improvements. This leads to higher powered incentives, and in turn to increased effort and quality. Second, these effects are increasing in the severity of agency problems, and should be stronger in large, hierarchical corporations (where agency problems are more severe) than in entrepreneurial firms. We test the predictions of our model using a unique dataset with both firm and employee characteristics.

    Release date: 2006-12-04

  • Articles and reports: 21-601-M2005076
    Description:

    This report reviews the literature related to the spatial variation of skills and human capital and its implication for local innovation capacity and economic development. The report develops around three major themes 1) skills and human capital; 2) innovation and technological change; and 3) growth.

    Release date: 2005-11-15

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200510713146
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Workers who use computers earn more than those who do not. Is this a productivity effect or merely selection (that is, workers selected to use computers are more productive to begin with). After controlling for selection, the average worker enjoys a wage premium of 3.8% upon adopting a computer. This premium, however, obscures important differences by education and occupation. Long-run returns to computer use are over 5% for most workers. Differences between short-run and long-run returns suggest that workers may share training costs through sacrificed wages.

    Release date: 2005-09-21

  • Articles and reports: 11-622-M2004007
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper examines the issue of whether investment in information and communication technologies, combined with organizational changes and worker skills, contribute to better performance in Canadian firms.

    Release date: 2004-11-12

  • Articles and reports: 71-584-M2003008
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This study investigates the relation between human resource management (HRM) practices, such as using financial (compensation pay) as well as non-financial benefits (employee involvement practices and training) to provide a more stimulating environment for its workers, and the novelty of innovation by Canadian establishments.

    Release date: 2003-09-04

  • Journals and periodicals: 71-584-M
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Analysts from Statistics Canada and Human Resources Canada are collaborating on a series of studies addressing topics such as an overview on the changing nature of work and the terms of work; the link between the education level of the establishment's workforce and its technology adoption and innovation practices; the effect of foreign competition on the productivity-enhancing behaviour of companies; which firms have high vacancy rates in Canada; a profile of job vacancies in Canada: and the effect of employer characteristics on the gender gap. These reports will be released sequentially throughout 2001.

    Release date: 2003-09-04

  • Articles and reports: 71-584-M2003007
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This study examines whether innovative work practices (such as teamwork, job rotation and profit-sharing) reduce employee turnover in both the manufacturing and services sectors.

    Release date: 2003-08-27
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  • Table: 71-585-X
    Description:

    This compendium provides data from the new Workplace and Employee Survey (WES) conducted by Statistics Canada with the support of Human Resources Development Canada. The survey consists of two components: (1) a workplace survey on the adoption of technologies, organizational change, training and other human resource practices, business strategies, and labour turnover in workplaces; and (2) a survey of employees within these same workplaces covering wages, hours of work, job type, human capital, use of technologies and training. The result is a rich new source of linked information on workplaces and their employees.

    Release date: 2008-09-24
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  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2006287
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    We model the effects of product market competition on agency costs, and develop two main empirical predictions. First, competition, by reducing agency costs, unambiguously increases the importance firms place on quality improvements. This leads to higher powered incentives, and in turn to increased effort and quality. Second, these effects are increasing in the severity of agency problems, and should be stronger in large, hierarchical corporations (where agency problems are more severe) than in entrepreneurial firms. We test the predictions of our model using a unique dataset with both firm and employee characteristics.

    Release date: 2006-12-04

  • Articles and reports: 21-601-M2005076
    Description:

    This report reviews the literature related to the spatial variation of skills and human capital and its implication for local innovation capacity and economic development. The report develops around three major themes 1) skills and human capital; 2) innovation and technological change; and 3) growth.

    Release date: 2005-11-15

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200510713146
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Workers who use computers earn more than those who do not. Is this a productivity effect or merely selection (that is, workers selected to use computers are more productive to begin with). After controlling for selection, the average worker enjoys a wage premium of 3.8% upon adopting a computer. This premium, however, obscures important differences by education and occupation. Long-run returns to computer use are over 5% for most workers. Differences between short-run and long-run returns suggest that workers may share training costs through sacrificed wages.

    Release date: 2005-09-21

  • Articles and reports: 11-622-M2004007
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper examines the issue of whether investment in information and communication technologies, combined with organizational changes and worker skills, contribute to better performance in Canadian firms.

    Release date: 2004-11-12

  • Articles and reports: 71-584-M2003008
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This study investigates the relation between human resource management (HRM) practices, such as using financial (compensation pay) as well as non-financial benefits (employee involvement practices and training) to provide a more stimulating environment for its workers, and the novelty of innovation by Canadian establishments.

    Release date: 2003-09-04

  • Journals and periodicals: 71-584-M
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Analysts from Statistics Canada and Human Resources Canada are collaborating on a series of studies addressing topics such as an overview on the changing nature of work and the terms of work; the link between the education level of the establishment's workforce and its technology adoption and innovation practices; the effect of foreign competition on the productivity-enhancing behaviour of companies; which firms have high vacancy rates in Canada; a profile of job vacancies in Canada: and the effect of employer characteristics on the gender gap. These reports will be released sequentially throughout 2001.

    Release date: 2003-09-04

  • Articles and reports: 71-584-M2003007
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This study examines whether innovative work practices (such as teamwork, job rotation and profit-sharing) reduce employee turnover in both the manufacturing and services sectors.

    Release date: 2003-08-27

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2003202
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper examines the factors underlying firm failure, and compares the failure mechanisms for young firms against those of older organizations. This paper suggests that there are systematic differences between the determinants of firm failure for firms that fail early in life and those that fail after having successfully negotiated the early liabilities of newness and adolescence. Data from 339 Canadian corporate bankruptcies confirm that younger firms fail because of inadequacies in managerial knowledge and financial management abilities. On the other hand, older firms are more likely to fail because of an inability to adapt to environmental change.

    Release date: 2003-08-08

  • Articles and reports: 71-584-M2002003
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper explores the relationship between employers' computer technology investments and employees' training and education, with emphasis on the education of new hires.

    Release date: 2002-07-05

  • Articles and reports: 21-006-X2001005
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Information and communication technologies (ICTs) represent both a "problem" and an "opportunity" for rural Canadians. On the one hand, rural employment levels are diminished as more services are supplied to rural Canadians by ICTs - the ubiquitous ATMs (automatic teller machines) are one example. On the other hand, ICTs, and particularly the Internet, provide easier access for rural Canadians to target urban markets and provide urban consumers with easier access to rural goods and services.

    Release date: 2002-01-21
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  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 71-221-X
    Description:

    This electronic product provides information on all Workplace and Employee Survey (WES) variables, descriptions and response categories, as well as range of values. Starting with content themes, information is accessible through a hierarchical fashion, quickly guiding data users to variables of interest.

    Release date: 2007-05-17

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 71-221-G
    Description:

    The Workplace and Employee Survey Guide contains a dictionary of concepts and covers topics such as survey methodology, data collection, data processing and data quality. It also contains helpful information for researchers wishing to use the microdata.

    Release date: 2007-05-15
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