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Canadians prioritizing salary, benefits in job search: survey

While 78 per cent of respondents agreed salary is their top reason for accepting one job offer over another, 49 per cent said benefits is also a priority, according to a new survey by Robert Half Canada Inc. The survey, which polled 400 Canadian workers, also found 39 per cent indicated the position’s responsibilities plays a role, […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 2, 2019 September 19, 2019
  • 15:00
Group insurance brokers worried about taxation of health benefits

Two-thirds (67 per cent) of group insurance brokers said their client base would decrease if employer-paid benefits became taxable income, according to a survey by the Canadian Group Insurance Brokers and Digital Journal Group. In February 2017, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in Parliament his government wasn’t planning to tax employee health and dental plans. However, the […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 8, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 09:00
Canadians over age 55 most concerned about maximizing retirement income: survey

Maximizing retirement income is the most important investment and retirement issue among Canadians aged 55 or older, according to a survey by BMO Wealth Management. A quarter (25 per cent) of survey respondents said maximizing income was one of the most important issues in retirement, followed by whether their long-term care needs will affect their finances (23 […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 29, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 15:45
Surveys show pension concerns for both Canadian millennials, seniors

Almost a third (32 per cent) of Canadian millennials cited the lack of a pension plan as one of the concerns of working in the gig economy, according to a new survey by TD Insurance. The survey, which queried more than 6,000 Canadians over the age of 18, also found millennials are concerned about the gig economy’s […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 29, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 16:00
40% of Canadian workers trust employer for financial information, advice

About a third (30 per cent) of Canadian workers view financial wellness programs as a major factor in selecting a new employer, but only 40 per cent trust the organization they work for when it comes to information or advice, according to a new survey by Mercer. The survey, which polled 1,500 Canadian employees, found that […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 10, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 08:00
Canadian executives predict one in five roles will cease to exist in near future

More than half of Canadian business executives expect a substantial portion of the jobs at their companies won’t exist in five years, according to a new survey by Mercer. Among the findings of Mercer’s survey of the top workforce trends is a prediction by 54 per cent of Canadian executives that at least one in […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 25, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 09:40
Workplace disability coverage drops significantly from 2015

Less than half of working Canadians have disability coverage provided through their workplace benefits, according to a survey by RBC Insurance Services Inc. The survey, which queried 1,505 working Canadians, found the percentage of people who had disability coverage through their work has dropped to 48 per cent from 57 per cent in 2015. Read: 48% […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 24, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 09:59
Canadian HR functions unprepared for growth of AI, automation: survey

While almost all Canadian companies using artificial intelligence and automation expect to expand their use of the technologies in the next three years, less than five per cent said their human resources functions are fully prepared for the changing requirements of digitization, according to a new global survey by Willis Towers Watson. Just over a third (36 per […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 18, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 09:42
Despite rise in digital tools, most Canadians prefer personalized hiring process: survey

Nearly two-thirds (64 per cent) of Canadians prefer a personalized touch in the hiring process, such as face-to-face interactions, according to a new survey by Ranstad Canada. The survey found a similar percentage (63 per cent) of respondents said the abundance of digital options has made it more difficult to find jobs and 62 per cent said they find […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 23, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 16:49
Vacation time cited as a top factor when considering job offers

Canadians put a big emphasis on vacation time and paid time off when considering a job offer, according to a survey by Accountemps. The staffing firm’s survey asked more than 550 Canadian workers what they consider to be the most important factor, besides salary, when fielding a job offer. Overall, 26 per cent of respondents said vacation or […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 21, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 14:13