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Three-quarters (75 per cent) of global employers say they’re struggling to find talent with the skills they need, according to a new survey by ManpowerGroup. The survey, which polled more than 40,000 employers, found the majority reported difficulty filling open roles, with employers in Japan (85 per cent) and Canada (80 per cent) among the […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 5, 2024 March 5, 2024
  • 15:00

Roughly half of online gig workers across the globe don’t have a retirement plan, a percentage that increases among Venezuelan (73 per cent) and Nigerian (75 per cent) workers, according to a new report by the World Bank Group. The report, based on surveys across 17 countries, found online gig work is growing globally, particularly in the developing world, creating an important […]

Since the global coronavirus pandemic prompted a move to remote working, white-collar employees are looking at jurisdictions from Nova Scotia to Bermuda, enticed by a work location that truly fits their lifestyle. And many employers are allowing the option, even post-pandemic, with companies planning out what return to work looks like and how remote work […]

With almost 100,000 employees in 30 countries, Scotiabank’s approach to global benefits provision is more about aligning philosophy or guiding principles than it is around aligning specific tactics of the benefits plan. “No surprise, every country, every region has its own set of legislation, social norms, priorities, different health-care infrastructure and different maturity in terms […]

Affluence no guarantee of achieving retirement goals: report

More than half (56 per cent) of people in the world’s 10 fastest growing economies have retirement goals at roughly twice the size of what they’re actually likely to have accumulated by age 60, according to a new report by multinational financial services company Standard Chartered. In the top 10 fastest growing economies — which include China, […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 20, 2019 November 11, 2020
  • 09:05
46% of employees would move for job with better pay, perks: survey

Employers looking to recruit talent from other cities and provinces should consider boosting their relocation benefits and services, according to a new survey by staffing firm Robert Half Canada Inc. The survey found almost half (46 per cent) of employees said they’d consider moving if they had better pay and perks. Despite this, more than a third (37 per cent) […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 16, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 15:30
Germany, Bahrain and U.K. ranked best countries for expat workers: survey

Canada is the 10th best country for expatriate employees, with Germany, Bahrain and the U.K. taking the top three spots, according to a new survey by HSBC Bank. Expats are coming to work in Canada from Europe, South and Central Asia and elsewhere in North America, but they’re most commonly from India, the U.K. and the U.S. Workers are attracted […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 9, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 10:04
A look at the challenges of an increasingly mobile workforce

As the world is getting smaller, its workforce is becoming more mobile. In 2017, 66.2 million people travelled to live abroad, up from 52.8 million in 2013, according to research by Finaccord Ltd. That figure is expected to balloon to 87.5 million in 2021. In Canada alone, about 2.8 million people live and work abroad, […]

  • By: Jann Lee
  • November 23, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 08:53