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With nine in 10 (89 per cent) employers finding it challenging to find skilled professionals, companies are using a range of recruiting tactics to win over skilled workers, according to a new survey by Robert Half Canada Inc. The survey, which polled more than 500 employers, found the most commonly used attraction strategies were increasing salaries […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 9, 2022 August 9, 2022
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While 88 per cent of global executives say their organizations use succession planning, 74 per cent report their organizations often or always hire external candidates for leadership roles as opposed to promoting from within, according to a new survey by Ceridian HCM Inc. The survey, which polled 2,000 global leaders, found a third (35 per […]

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  • June 13, 2022 June 10, 2022
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Apple Inc. is upping its compensation package and giving its U.S. retail employees a pay increase of 10 per cent or more in a bid to help them combat inflation and stave off a push to unionize across many of its stores. Retail staff will see their wages rise to at least US$22 per hour, up […]

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  • June 3, 2022 June 2, 2022
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More than a quarter (29 per cent) of Canadian employers say employee health and well-being is a top risk for companies, according to a new report by Aviva Canada Inc. The report, which analyzed responses from roughly 1,500 Canadian business leaders across a range of small and medium-sized enterprises and Canadian-headquartered multinational corporations, found employee […]

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  • March 15, 2022 March 11, 2022
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Employers in the U.S. are budgeting salary increases of 3.4 per cent in 2022, according to a new survey by WTW, formerly known as Willis Towers Watson. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 U.S. employers, found 32 per cent of respondents raised their salary increase projections in recent months. Employers boosted their projected average […]

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  • January 26, 2022 January 26, 2022
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More than half (58 per cent) of frontline workers said they believe their work stress will either stay the same or worsen in the coming year, according to a global survey by Edelman Data x Intelligence for Microsoft Corp. The survey, which polled more than 9,000 frontline workers, found about half (51 per cent) agreed that labour […]

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  • January 18, 2022 January 17, 2022
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The Toronto Dominion Bank is diving into a talent pool that has long gone overlooked by making assistive technology for employees with a disability widely and readily available. “Persons with disabilities are the most under-employed group out there,” says Bert Floyd, the bank’s senior information technology manager of assistive technologies. “There’s a lot of great […]

For months, Canadian employers have been creaking under the strain of a labour crunch. Finding top talent has always been one of leaders’ most pressing issues and there has often been a shortage of talent for key roles. In addition, Canada — as a whole, in my opinion — has never fully unlocked the skills […]