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Two-fifths (42 per cent) of Canadian employers say they anticipate obstacles related to recruiting and retaining skilled employees over the next three months, according to a new report by Statistics Canada. The report found more than half of employers in retail trade (53 per cent), construction (52 per cent), accommodation and food services (51 per […]

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  • December 6, 2022 December 6, 2022
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More than two-thirds (68 per cent) of U.S. employers say they’re increasing salaries and enhancing employee benefits in 2023 amid a tough labour market, according to a new survey by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. It found employers are planning to increase wages by an average of 3.9 per cent next year, while […]

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  • November 9, 2022 November 8, 2022
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Nearly all (97 per cent) employees aged 18 to 34 say they’re feeling burned out, according to a new survey by Cigna Corp. The survey, which polled about 12,000 employees from across the globe, found half (51 per cent) of young workers said they don’t feel fully present or engaged in their work and 48 […]

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  • October 31, 2022 October 28, 2022
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The majority (84 per cent) of U.S. employers are increasing their benefits offerings to help with attraction and retention efforts, according to a new survey by CITE Research on behalf of Lively Inc. It found almost all (94 per cent) respondents said they believe parental leave benefits are the most important offering to attract and […]

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  • October 24, 2022 October 21, 2022
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More than eight in 10 (85 per cent) global company leaders say the shift to hybrid work has challenged their confidence in employee productivity, according to a survey by Microsoft Corp. It found while 87 per cent of employees said they believe they’re productive at work, just 12 per cent of people leaders said they […]

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  • September 28, 2022 September 28, 2022
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More than three-quarters (78 per cent) of Canadian employees say they prefer working from home to their regular workplace, according to a new survey by the Future Skills Centre, the Environics Institute for Survey Research and the diversity institute at Toronto Metropolitan University’s Ted Rogers School of Management. The survey, which polled more than 6,600 […]

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  • September 19, 2022 September 16, 2022
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In 2018, Ivanhoé Cambridge, the real estate arm of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, engaged the services of Women in Governance, an organization dedicated to increasing gender parity and diversity at Canadian employers. “This program helps us ask the right questions to make sure we’re implementing the right policies to increase gender […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • September 16, 2022 September 15, 2022
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Half (49 per cent) of U.S. employees say they’re burned out from their jobs, down from 58 per cent in August 2020, according to a new survey by Eagle Hill Consulting. The survey, which polled 1,000 employees, found the top sources of burnout cited by respondents are workload (48 per cent), staffing shortages (45 per […]

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  • September 12, 2022 September 12, 2022
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In 2019, Nick Smith graduated with $50,000 worth of debt — $30,000 in student loans and $20,000 with a student line of credit. Low-paying jobs and a high cost of living made it hard for Smith to make a dent on his debt until he got hired as a mechanical technologist in Halifax at Dillon Consulting […]

Slightly more than half (51 per cent) of hybrid or remote workers say they’d leave their job if they were mandated to return to the office, according to a new survey by software company Workhuman. The survey, which polled 1,000 full-time employees in the U.S., found although two-thirds (67 per cent) of respondents reported their working […]

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  • September 6, 2022 September 2, 2022
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