Two-fifths (41 per cent) of Canadian employees say they’re either already looking or plan to look for a new job before the end of the year, according to a new survey by Robert Half Canada Inc.
The survey, which polled more than 1,100 workers, found generation Z employees (64 per cent) were most likely to make a career move in the remaining months of 2023, followed by employees who have been with their company for two to four years (56 per cent), marketing and creative professionals (51 per cent) and working parents (51 per cent).
Employees who reported exploring other opportunities said they’re motivated by a higher salary (55 per cent), better benefits and perks (28 per cent) and remote working options (26 per cent).
When applying for an open role, employees said they’d lose interest and withdraw from consideration due to poor communication and followup from the hiring manager (56 per cent), excessive rounds of interviews (46 per cent) and delayed decision-making/lengthy timeline (38 per cent).
“Many employers continue to face challenges with their recruitment efforts,” said David King, senior managing director at Robert Half Canada and South America, in a press release. “Ensuring your company offers competitive pay and benefits, a supportive work culture that promotes employee satisfaction, career growth opportunities and some level of flexibility will give your business a large advantage when it comes to attracting and retaining talent.”