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Commerce Subject Guide: Human Resources Management & Organizational Behaviour

A guide to key databases, reference & web sources, and research & citation guides for Commerce.

Recommended Websites for Commerce

Recommended Websites -- Human Resources Management & Organizational Behaviour

  • Human Resources Management for Employers
    This Government of Canada site has HR information for employers on hiring, training, etc. with links to Employment Standards and regulations, and related information.

  • Labour
    The federal government, Employment and Social Development  "Labour Program" website has federal labour laws and information on many labour issues including workplace health & safety, employment equity, collective bargaining (with wage settlements from across Canada), and others. Also here:  The Negotech database of collective agreements.

  • HR Council for the Nonprofit Sector
    Provides HR information for nonprofit organizations: HR management standards, a toolkit, case studies, labour statistics, trends and issues, etc.

  • CanOSH: Canada's National Workplace Health & Safety Website
    Maintained by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety, this site brings together federal, provincial & territorial statisitcs, legislation, alerts and bulletins, news and other resources on workplace health and safety issues.

  • Executive Compensation Database (U.S.)
    Select the Lexis/Nexis database from the A-Z List of Databases.
    Select "Sources" and enter "Executive Compensation", then search by company to see the salaries, cash compensation, option grants, and other stock-related compensation for directors and officers of U.S. public companies, as reported to the SEC.

  • Executive Compensation (Canada)
    Public companies trading on Canadian stock exchanges are also required to file executive compensation information with SEDAR. New rules in effect since October 31, 2011 require more detailed disclosure. See "Compensation Discussion & Analysis," which can be found in Management Information Circulars available through SEDAR.

  • Raising the Global Floor: Adult Labour
    By the McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy, this "World Legal Rights Database" features work policy data, allowing users to measure, compare and map labour policies from around the world. Policies included cover work schedules and hours, paid leaves, health and parental issues, elder care, and other family policies.

    This site by the International Labor Organization (ILO) provides labour statistics for over 200 countries and territories. Topics covered include wages, labour cost, employment and unemployment, occupational injuries, hours of work, strikes and lockouts, household income, and labour migration.

  • NORMLEX ILO Information System on International Labour Standards
    Brings together information on International Labour Standards (e.g. ratification status, reporting requirements, etc.) as well as national labour and social security laws.
  • Canada's Top 100 Employers By Mediacorp Canadca.
    This annual award for companies and organizations judges their ability to attract and retain employees. (Shows perks, benefits, and other details.) The site also links to national and regional competitions and to the Financial Post Ten Best Companies to Work For, which judges working conditions and career advancement opportunities. Other categories: Diversity, Family, Immigrant, Over 50, Young & Earth-friendly.

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For (U.S.) By Fortune Magazine.
    Rankings are based on an evaluation of each company's policies and culture, and the opinions of employees.

  • Best Workplaces Lists. By Great Place to Work Institute of Canada.
    Covers Canada and about 40 other countries. Based on employee surveys of the level of trust and the quality of the relationships between employees and management.

  • UK Gender Pay Gap Reporting Database. All employers with 250 or more employees are required to submit figures comparing men and women’s average pay across their organization. Data posted annual in spring since 2017. Searchable by employer name or type of business.
  • Violation Tracker. By the Corporate Research Project of Good Jobs First.
    A U.S. site providing information on corporate misconduct in a variety of industries, based on cases initiated by U.S. federal regulatory agencies and the Justice Dept. since 2010.
  • WageIndicator. A non-profit network providing labour market information from around the world. The "Salaries" link provides information on the gender pay gap, wages, surveys, and more. “Labour Law” has information on collective bargaining, regulations, and the platform economy. “WageIndicator Foundation” lists projects, publications by year, teams/partners, countries listed, etc. Free for basic access.