According to Randstad Canada's latest global Workmonitor survey,
compared to Q3, Canadian employee mobility rises.
TORONTO, Jan. 24, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The results of Randstad's latest
labour mobility index indicate the amount of Canadian workers actively
looking for a new job has increased over the last quarter. Randstad's
employee mobility index tracks changes in the expectation of workers to
be employed elsewhere over the next six months. It is measured every
quarter as part of Randstad's Workmonitor, which provides a
comprehensive understanding of job market sentiments.
Overall, compared to Q3 results, the Mobility index has risen from 103
to 105 points (levels last seen in Q1 and Q2 of 2011). This increase
indicates more employees worldwide expect to be employed elsewhere over
the next 6 months.
In a global context, no other country has experienced greater movement
in the labour market in Q4 as Canada has, with an increase of 12 points
over the last quarter. Belgium (+8), Switzerland (+5) and Argentina
(+5) have also seen an increase while Singapore (-7) has experienced a
decline in the fourth quarter. Randstad Canada President Jan Hein Bax
says high mobility generates greater opportunities for organizations to
attract new talent. "When employees have an increased willingness to
change jobs, it means employers have a strong chance of securing the
right talent to suit their organizational objectives," he says.
"At Randstad Canada, we see first-hand the frustrations that many
organizations face as they struggle to attract the right talent for
their business needs. This task can be particularly difficult when
mobility is high and workers are on the move. But the winners in the
war for talent will be the organizations that have invested in their
recruitment strategies and in their employer brand."
The Randstad Workmonitor: After the successful introduction of the Workmonitor in the Netherlands
in 2003 and more recently in Germany, the survey now covers 29 countries around the world, encompassing Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas.
The Randstad Workmonitor is published four times a year, making both local
and global trends in mobility regularly visible over time.The quantitative
study is conducted via an online questionnaire among a population aged
18-65, working a minimum of 24 hours a week in a paid job (not
self-employed). The minimal sample size is 400 interviews per country,
using Survey Sampling International. Research for the fourth wave of
2011 was conducted October 24 and November 14, 2011.
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
Randstad Canada anticipates tremendous growth in 2011 and is seeking top
talent to fill positions in nearly every area of the business. Visit http://www.randstad.ca/about/internal_careers.aspx for internal job openings and to learn more about why Randstad is one
of the best places to work.
SOURCE RANDSTAD CANADA
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