Canadian Employees Want More Perks on the Job



    Monster.ca poll finds only 1 in 5 employers providing perks such as a pay
raise, flexible scheduling and corporate wellness programs

    TORONTO, April 25 /CNW/ - Only 20 percent of Canadian employees enjoy
corporate wellness programs that include such perks as fitness and nutritional
coaching, gym memberships and opportunities for professional growth, according
to a new poll.

    Almost 70 percent of 2,857 Canadians who participated in a recent online
poll at Monster.ca said they wished their employers offered such incentives.
Twenty percent of those who already receive corporate wellness programs really
appreciate them. And 10 percent of Canadians said such programs are a waste of
resources and would not be interested even if their employer provided such
services.

    "While not everyone appreciates a corporate wellness program,
conventional research has always indicated that a contented and happy worker
is typically more productive," said Gabriel Bouchard, vice president and
general manager, Monster Canada. "Canadian businesses lose billions of dollars
every year on sick days, employee absenteeism and stress leaves. With the
labour shortage already affecting much of Canada, it will be interesting to
see the rise in corporate wellness programs and other workplace benefits."

    Meanwhile, in a separate Monster.ca poll of 3,594 participants, less than
20 percent of Canadians receive pay increases, have flexible scheduling and
other work/life balance initiatives. Most respondents said their employers are
doing very little to retain them.

    "The workplace has become increasingly competitive," said Bouchard. "In
this new labour market, the power now shifts from traditional employers to job
seekers. Employers will soon have to provide incentives to retain their
employees or risk disruptions in productivity."

    To view the results of the latest Monster polls and to read the current
feature story titled, "Corporate Wellness: It's What Workers Want," visit
www.Monster.ca.

    About Monster Canada

    Monster Canada (www.Monster.ca) is Canada's richest online career
resources portal - a bilingual, user-friendly online resource that is
revolutionizing job seeking and recruitment. Headquartered in Montreal,
Monster Canada is part of Monster, the leading global online careers and
recruitment resource. Monster was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in
Maynard, Massachusetts. Monster operates in 38 countries today, up from 27 at
the start of 2005. We'll add another 5 to 12 countries in the coming year.
Monster is # 1 or #2 in 21 of the 38 countries we serve. Monster is known for
connecting quality job seekers at all levels with leading employers across all
industries and offers employers innovative technology and superior services
that give them more control over the recruiting process. To learn more about
Monster's industry-leading employer products and services, please visit
http://solutions.monster.ca.

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For further information:

For further information: Porter Novelli Canada (for Monster Canada)
Sharon Navarro, 416-422-7150 sharon.navarro@porternovelli.com or Monster
Canada Rikke Wivel, 514-350-0711 rikke.wivel@monster.ca


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