CROP-ORHRI survey reveals organizations are facing high staff turnover

    MONTREAL, Oct. 3 /CNW Telbec/ - According to the findings of a CROP
survey conducted for the Ordre des CRHA et CRIA du Québec (ORHRI), over half
of Quebec workers consider employee turnover to be high within their

    High staff turnover

    In response to the survey, 53% of Quebec workers reported that staff
turnover is very (25%) or fairly (28%) high within their organization. For
workers aged 18 to 34, this figure climbs to 66%. In addition, 33% of
respondents stated their employer has problems keeping its best employees,
while 69% believe that employers continue to retain employees whose
performance is mediocre.

    "These figures are very indicative of the current labour market
situation. In a period of labour shortages, competition is fierce and workers
know it. That's why HR management has become a key competitive factor for
organizations that is just as important as marketing and production,"
explained Florent Francoeur, CHRP, ORHRI president and CEO.

    Why employees leave

    At 24%, compensation tops the list of reasons why workers quit their
jobs, closely followed by lack of opportunities for advancement (21%), poor
working environment (20%) and lack of recognition by their employer (19%).
    "Employers now have to consider what they can offer their employees
overall. Good pay is no longer enough to attract and retain workers. Employees
today are looking for jobs that will allow them to develop, where they can use
their skills in a healthy work environment and feel valued. And this is where
HR counsellors can play a strategic role," added Mr. Francoeur.
    These issues will be on the agenda at the ORHRI annual conference, which
will be attended by some 1,800 human resources and industrial relations

    To learn more...

    The complete results of this CROP-ORHRI survey are available at (In French only).

    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 over 8,000 dynamic professionals,
including 6,700 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

For further information:

For further information: Caroline Benarrous, Coordinator, Events
organization and communications, (514) 941-1989, October 3 through October 4,
(514) 879-1636, ext. 224, after October 4,

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