Quebec workers loyal to their employers, with an average of 11 years of service - Results of a CROP-ORHRI survey



    MONTREAL, March 8 /CNW Telbec/ - According to a CROP survey conducted for
the Ordre des CRHA et CRIA du Québec (ORHRI), Quebec workers are relatively
loyal to the organization they work for, reporting an average of 11 years of
service with their current employer.

    Their loyalty varies...

    The number of years of service with their current employer increases with
workers' age and income, as indicated by an average of 19 years for those age
55 and over, versus 11 years for all age groups, Seniority also appears to
rise with income: the average number of years of service amounts to 7.7 among
households with annual incomes between $20,000 and $40,000, while it climbs to
14 years for households with incomes over $60,000. Years of service are also
higher for unionized workers, with an average of 14.5 years, versus nine years
for non-unionized workers.
    In addition, 22% of those interviewed said they have been working for
their current employer less than three years, while 18% have had the same
employer for more than 20 years. The 18-34 age group accounts for the largest
percentage (43%) of those with less than three years service with their
current employer.

    Change jobs?

    Only 10% of workers surveyed plan to quit their jobs in the coming year.
This percentage is higher among younger workers (16% of 18- to -34 year olds),
residents of the Greater Montreal area (14%), and those over 55 years of age
(23%).
    Being a union member also has an impact on the desire to change
employers. Some 87% of all workers interviewed have no plans to change jobs in
the next 12 months, compared to 91% for unionized workers.
    Interestingly, the pursuit of new challenges and retirement top the list
of reasons workers give for planning to leave their jobs, well ahead of
monetary considerations like salary or working conditions. "This isn't
surprising given that only one worker out of five (20%) ranks salary as one of
the most important aspects of a job. More stimulating duties and a better
working environment are often given as reasons for wanting to move on,"
concluded Florent Francoeur, CHRP, President and CEO of the Ordre.

    To learn more...

    The results of this CROP-ORHRI survey are available at:
www.orhri.org/presse.

    ORHRI is the primary human resources management and industrial relations
reference organization in Quebec. Recipient of a Grand Prix québécois de la
qualité 2005, it has a membership of close to 8,000 dynamic professionals,
including over 6,500 CHRPs and CIRCs. It is the only organization authorized
by the Professional Code to confer the designations of certified human
resources professional and certified industrial relations counsellor. Active
in all sectors - businesses, government organizations, unions, academia,
consulting firms - CHRPs and CIRCs work in industrial relations, human
resources management, occupational health and safety and in-house professional
development.




For further information:

For further information: Francine Sabourin, CHRP, (514) 879-1636, ext.
247, f.sabourin@orhri.org

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