Canadians value challenging and fulfilling work over pay and status by a wide margin, Monster poll says



    Quebec workers, meanwhile, place even higher value on fulfilling work
    over pay or job security, according to Monster poll

    MONTREAL, March 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Canadian employees today value
challenging, fulfilling work over earning more and climbing the corporate
ladder by a margin of nearly two-to-one, according to a new Monster.ca poll.
    The online survey, in which 4,721 Canadians participated, asked visitors
to Monster.ca the following question: "What do you value most as an employee?"
    More than half - 53% - chose the following response: "Challenging work
that is fulfilling - the rest will follow."
    "It is interesting to note that while we are working harder than ever and
enjoying a high standard of living in Canada, most Canadians working today say
they value challenging work that's fulfilling, over the more basic returns of
pay, status, and job security," said Peter Gilfillan, Monster Canada's vice
president of sales and general manager.
    "Today, perhaps more than ever, young workers in particular really know
what they want and value, and we would advocate that as the most satisfying
approach to both work and life," Gilfillan added. "Our message at Monster to
anyone in the workforce today is to take the time to assess where you are,
where you want to be and how best to get there for a career and work life that
will be the most rewarding in every way possible."
    Fewer than one in three people (27%) responding to the survey on what
employees value most chose "Financial gain and advancement, even if it means
working longer hours."
    About one in five survey participants, however, went with job security
over either meaningful work or financial rewards, with 20% saying their
priority is "Job security, even if it means a less challenging role" at work.
    In French Canada, meanwhile, a challenging career seems to be an even
higher priority among employees than in the rest of Canada, with
French-speaking workers choosing meaningful work over financial gain and
advancement by a margin of more than four-to-one.
    In the French version of the online survey, 70% of the total
787 respondents chose "Challenging work that is fulfilling - the rest will
follow," while just 16% chose "Financial gain and advancement, even if it
means working longer hours."
    Just 14% chose "Job security, even if it means a less challenging role."

    These polls are not scientific and reflect the opinions of only those
Internet users who have chosen to participate.

    For insights on how to pursue a rewarding career path, visit Monster.ca
for these and other career-related articles: Seven Rules for a Rewarding Life;
20 Questions to Find Your Core; Reinvent Your Life; Discover the Job You Were
Born to Do.

    About Monster Canada
    --------------------

    Monster Canada (www.Monster.ca) is Canada's leading online career
resources portal - a bilingual, user-friendly site that is improving the
employment and recruitment experience in today's competitive job market.
Headquartered in Montreal, Monster Canada is part of Monster, the leading
global careers and recruitment resource online. With a local presence in key
markets in North America, Europe, and Asia, Monster works for everyone by
connecting employers with quality job seekers at all levels and by providing
personalized career advice to consumers globally. Through online media sites
and services, Monster delivers vast, highly targeted audiences to advertisers.
Monster Worldwide is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the NASDAQ 100. To
learn more about Monster's industry-leading employer products and services,
please visit http://solutions.monster.ca.

    Special Note: Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Except for historical information contained
herein, the statements made in this release constitute forward-looking
statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and
Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking
statements involve certain risks and uncertainties, including statements
regarding Monster Worldwide, Inc.'s strategic direction, prospects and future
results. Certain factors, including factors outside of Monster Worldwide's
control, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in
the forward- looking statements, including economic and other conditions in
the markets in which Monster Worldwide operates, risks associated with
acquisitions, competition, seasonality and the other risks discussed in
Monster Worldwide's Form 10-K and other filings made with the Securities and
Exchange Commission.




For further information:

For further information: Robert Waghorn, Monster Canada, (514) 350-0702,
robert.waghorn@monster.ca; Louise Heggie, Porter Novelli Canada (for Monster
Canada), (416) 422-7209, louise.heggie@porternovelli.com

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