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HRTG Update - October 2020

HR Tech Group Update
October 2020

Hello everyone,

I hope you had an enjoyable and safe Thanksgiving weekend.

We have lots of data for you this fall. 

Our annual Tech Salary Survey was bigger than ever with 150 participating companies across BC and Alberta and data on 206 positions. If you’re new to using Mercer’s survey platform (where participants access the results), there are tutorials and instructions here

This pandemic is accelerating the rate of change in benefits programs. HUB has just released our bi-annual HR Tech Group Benefits Survey and the results from a September mini-survey regarding the impacts of COVID-19 on benefits plans. Thank you to everyone who provided data for these important surveys. If you did not participate in the Benefits Survey and would like the results, members can purchase the results from HUB for $500. Details are here. The COVID mini-survey results are available to all members here

The data is going to keep rolling in…. watch for the release of our inaugural Diversity in Tech Dashboard in a couple of weeks. This dashboard will allow the tech sector to track its progress on increasing the representation of certain under-represented groups within the sector over time.  

You are all welcome to join us on October 28th for our D&I Tech Project Coalition meeting (register here), where our partners at Mercer will be sharing the dashboard results and discussing opportunities to use data to further your D&I goals including employee listening, internal labour market analysis, and pay equity analysis. 

Fifteen companies joined our association during Q3! A warm welcome to Binary StreamCheckfrontClariusClearDentClirFORMGeoguardKlei EntertainmentKlueLumen5Open TechT2Tantalus,Vrify and Ziva.  

Programs and events are all online all the time these days… Zoom, Zoom, Zoom! Be sure to read our Friday newsletters or check our events calendar to keep on top of what’s coming up. 

I’m particularly excited to share a sneak peek into one new program and one upcoming event… 

The event is our Winter Holiday Social. Given we can’t get together in person this year, we’re getting creative and shaping a unique event that we hope will be fun and festive and act as a bit of de-stressor. Save the date for late afternoon on Dec 1st!  

The program is a group retirement solution. We’re expanding our member benefits programs to include a Group Retirement Solution with HUB Retirement Consulting. Watch for communications on both of these new offerings. 

I want to give a special shout-out to our fabulous sponsors. This is a challenging year to be a sponsor, and each of our sponsors has jumped in and connected with us in new and unique ways. They are all top notch! 


Gold Sponsors:                        FASKENVanHackUBC Sauder School of Business

Silver Sponsors:                      Roper GreyellHUB InternationalSunLife Financial

Bronze Sponsors:                    Odgers BerndtsonMercer


As always, please reach out to me or to Nikol if you have questions, feedback or ideas to help strengthen our community. I can be reached at and Nikol can be reached at  

All the best, 

Stephanie Hollingshead

CEO, HR Tech Group