The skills shortage between supply and demand on the labour market has proved to be a major concern for Canadian workers this year. The 2014 job market trends survey, conducted by Randstad Canada in collaboration with Ipsos Reid among 2,076 employees and managers across the country, also shows that the skilled trades (plumbers, electricians, etc.) suffer the most from labour scarcity. The phenomenon is mainly due to ignorance and a poor image of these jobs.
A minority of SME leaders are supported by an advisory board. The main obstacle to implementing such an arrangement is the work needed. This is even though it would improve growth and productivity. This is what is shown by the results of the first Canadian study on the effect of advisory boards published by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and conducted among 1,000 SME leaders across the country.
According to the latest edition of the Mercer study on the quality of life, Canada leads the North American standings with Vancouver in first place. The metropolitan area is also ranked fifth globally. Overview of a survey that allows multinational companies to assess the pay and compensations granted to their expatriates.
The Canadian Institute of Actuaries has published the first report of mortality tables and scales of mortality improvement, based on the Canadian experience of mortality of retirees. The figures show a higher life expectancy and a variable increase of declared obligations depending on the pension plan.
Although jobs for social medias and technologies have only existed for less than ten years, they are currently declining and will likely disappear within the next ten years. The study conducted by Workopolis points out that four other professions are also coming to an end over the next decade.
Lack of responsibilities, persistence of prejudices, difficulties in reconciling personal and professional life, wage gaps, etc... There are still many obstacles to advancing women’s careers, according to a survey conducted by Ipsos-Reid for Randstad for the 2nd consecutive year. The most striking fact from the survey is that overall image, including physical appearance, has major repercussions on professional development, according to an overwhelming majority of the 501 respondents.
Manpower needs in resources development projects remain unmet. No less than 50,000 jobs remain unfilled, a figure that could double within 10 years. According to a recent study by the Conference Board of Canada, the solution would be to look across the border to hire qualified workers from the United States who specialize in the natural resources sector and energy needs.
Nearly 12,000 jobs were created in September, bringing the unemployment rate down to its lowest level since 2008, below the 7% threshold. The figures recently released by Statistics Canada are also marked by a decline in the number of young people looking for a job.
If holders of the title of Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) wonder what the financial value of their certification is, the answer is in the latest “Fuel for HR Careers: The 2013 Market Value for CHRP Certification” survey, conducted by the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA) and PayScale. Overview of the results.