Hiring Confidence in Alberta Remains Flat

HRIA releases Hiring Confidence Index for second-half of 2016

CALGARY, July 5, 2016 /CNW/ - Human Resources Institute of Alberta ('HRIA') today released the Hiring Confidence Index results from its semi-annual Alberta HR Trends survey.

"Hiring confidence in Alberta overall remains flat for the second-half of 2016. Forty-five percent (45%) of survey respondents indicated that they expect their organization's total number of employees in Alberta to remain the same over the next six (6) months," said HRIA's Interim CEO, Janice MacPherson.  

"However, for the twenty-five percent (25%) of respondents who indicated that they expect their total number of employees to increase over the same time period, the upside is that a majority of Human Resources Professionals are confident that they can find workers with equivalent experience and qualifications to fill open positions. Unfortunately, the percentage of respondents expecting their total number of employees to increase is the second lowest in Western Canada, and below the Western Canadian average. Hiring levels clearly are not going to be recovering until 2017 at the earliest."

The Hiring Confidence Index (HCI) forms part of the Alberta HR Trends Report commissioned by HRIA as part of a regular series to help fill the labour information void for HRIA members and Alberta employers. The Alberta HR Trends research initiative was started in December 2013 in collaboration with Abingdon public opinion research firm and was expanded in 2016 to include all four western Canadian provinces, in partnership with their respective Human Resources provincial associations.


Alberta Hiring Confidence Index Report 

About Human Resources Institute of Alberta:

HRIA is the leading professional association for human resources practitioners in Alberta dedicated to the advancement of the HR profession. As Alberta's exclusive granting body for the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation, HRIA plays a critical role in establishing professional standards within the industry. HRIA connects over 6,000 HR practitioners, including over 3,000 CHRPs across the province through various professional development, networking, and community initiatives.

SOURCE Human Resources Institute of Alberta

For further information: CONTACTS (Media Only): Daniel Boucher, Director, Regulatory Affairs & Research, Registrar, HRIA, 403.541.8714, dboucher@hria.ca

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