TORONTO, May 9, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Nearly two-thirds (31.8%) of
Canadian employees have indicated they are likely to leave their
current job in the next two years, according to the 2013 Randstad Award
study, which gathered the opinions and perceptions of over 7,000
Canadian employees and job seekers. Additionally, more than half
(54.4%) have indicated that the desire for more money and better
benefits will influence their decision to look for a new employer.
"The study response indicates that Canadians once again feel confident
in the market value of their skills," says Jan Hein Bax, President,
Randstad Canada. "An improving economy leads to more and better choices
for job seekers."
As important as salary and benefits are to employees, the study results
indicate they are not the only factor determining job satisfaction. The
study notes that Canadians also place high value on "a pleasant work
atmosphere." Close to a third of respondents indicated that a pleasant
work atmosphere is one of the most important factors that would
motivate them to stay with their current employer.
Additionally, the study asked Canadian employees to define what a
pleasant work atmosphere means to them. The factor "I am recognized
when I do good work'' made it to the top of the list (58%), followed by
"Respect from colleagues'' (55%), and "Feel part of a team'' (51%).
More than half of respondents also defined "an interesting job" as one
that that make good use of their skills.
"The results clearly show that Canadian employees want to feel valued
and useful at work," adds Bax. "Organizations that can deliver a work
experience that is both financially and professionally rewarding will
maintain an edge in attracting and retaining the best talent available.
Employers must demonstrate why their company and brand are more
attractive and compelling than others."
About the Randstad Award: The Randstad Award program is based on a robust research platform that
gives unique insight into the key drivers of talent attraction within
Canada and across the world.
Randstad has been working with globally respected research company, ICMA
International, for over 10 years. In 2000, Randstad and ICMA launched
the first Randstad Award program in Belgium to measure employer brands.
Based on its success, Randstad had expanded the research program into
15 countries around the world. Visit http://www.randstadaward.ca
Randstad Award Methodology: The Randstad Award survey is based on the perceived attractiveness of
companies in a specific market. The 150 largest employers per country
are selected, each with at least 1,000 employees. The number of
respondents on average per market is 7,000. This is a representative
sample to measure attractiveness of the 150 companies. Samples are
based on national demographics (age, region, gender, education level)
with a slight emphasis on respondents aged below 40, potential workers
being the target audience of the survey. Each sample is representative
on age, region and gender and includes students, employed and
unemployed workforce aged between 18 and 65 years old.
About Randstad Canada: Randstad Canada is the Canadian leader for staffing, recruitment and HR
Services. As the only fully integrated staffing company in the country,
we understand the recruitment needs and demands of employers and job
seekers across all levels and industries. Through our insightful
knowledge of local markets, employment trends and global network of
recruitment experts, we are shaping the Canadian world of work. Visit randstad.ca
SOURCE: Randstad Canada
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