Employee expectations, employer offerings don’t match up: report

Many Canadian employers are out of touch when it comes to attracting talent, a new report from Randstad Canada suggests. 

The research found employees value competitive salary and benefits (64 per cent), work-life balance (50 per cent), long-term job security (49 per cent) and a pleasant working environment (44 per cent). But employers often miss the mark when it comes to work-life balance, pleasant work atmospheres and job security.

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“With the Canadian gig economy and the battle for talents heating up, it is crucial for employers to close the gap between what employees are seeking and what they offer,” Marc-Étienne Julien, chief executive officer of Randstad Canada, said in a release. “When a company identifies what gaps exist in their industry, it creates a major opportunity for a company to review and improve their employee value proposition.”

There are, however, exceptions, and the researchers have determined the top Canadian employers through a survey of 5,504 Canadians between the ages of 18 and 65. The ranking is based on the percentage of respondents who would like to work for the company.

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  1. Microsoft Canada
  2. Air Canada
  3. Canadian National Railway Co.
  4. Indigo Books & Music Inc.
  5. IBM Canada
  6. Johnson and Johnson
  7. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Inc.
  8. Suncor Energy
  9. Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd.
  10. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd.