According to Randstad Canada's latest global Workmonitor survey, many
Canadian employees have an optimistic work outlook for the year ahead.
TORONTO, Jan. 12, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Findings from Randstad's latest
Global Workmonitor, surveying employees in 29 countries around the
world, indicate Canadian employees are optimistic about several key
aspects of their work life in 2012.
According to the survey, 62% of Canada's employees believe 2012 will be
a better year financially for their organization. Australian (61%) and
US (64%) employees rank similarly, while employees from Argentina (93%)
and Chile (96%) have exceptionally positive expectations for their
organization. On the other side of the scale, employees in the UK
(55%), Czech Republic (60%), France (54%), Greece (74%), Hungary (69%),
Japan (64%) and the Netherlands (53%), have strong expectations that
2012 will prove to be to be a difficult year for their organization
Additionally, three out of five (58%) Canadian employees expect their
salaries to rise at the end of the year, and the same amount of
employees anticipate they will have more disposable income in 2012 than
in 2011. But despite the positive expectations, only 47% of Canadian
employees think their employee benefits will improve this year and just
43% expect to receive a yearly bonus.
In other parts of the world, especially outside of Europe, financial
expectations for 2012 are high. More than 80% of employees in
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, India and Mexico expect to receive a
pay raise, bonus or improvement in employee benefits. European
employees have lower expectations; around one third or less expect to
see any improvements in these areas.
"While 2011 was a better year than the few years before it, many people
and many organizations still endured many challenges," explains Jan
Hein Bax, President, Randstad Canada. "Canadians remain cautious when
it comes to their expectations of improved benefits and bonuses, likely
an after-effect of the uncertain economic times the country has
experienced. The good news is that many Canadians are looking ahead to
2012 through positive eyes and are optimistic about what the future
Comparatively, when looking back at 2011, 60% of Canadian workers say
last year was a good year for their organization, while only 39% report
2011 as a difficult year for their company.
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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