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By the numbers

Only 6% of companies offer phased retirement to their employees

Canadian businesses are struggling to structure the transition to retirement by their employees, according to a recent study conducted by Morneau Shepell, a human resources consulting and services firm. Although some offer comprehensive planning programs, most only study requests case by case.


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23% of Canadian employees do not claim reimbursement of their expense reports

Employees frequently incur work-related expenses. Although they are quickly reimbursed, a portion of them do not claim all the amounts they have advanced. This is what is found in a study published by Unit4, a company offering business solutions, conducted among 2,000 mid and top level managers in 9 countries including Canada.


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LinkedIn Report 2015: Recruitment Viewed Through Talent

LinkedIn has published its second annual report for human resources professionals. The North American part of the study, conducted among 1,600 people, allows for a better understanding of how talent perceives the job search as a whole.


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Canada gained 58,900 jobs in May

There was a significant increase in the number of jobs in the labour market last month. After more feeble months, Canada seems to be performing better, thanks to the manufacturing sector in particular. Here are a few figures to remember from the latest labour force survey by Statistics Canada.   


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40% of HR programs don’t meet the needs of the business

New technologies are transforming the way we work and upsetting the traditional principles of talent management. Confronted with this new reality, companies must transform their HR department. This is one of the findings noted by the 2015 Trends in Human Capital study conducted by the Deloitte consulting firm.   


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Key figures: The Canadian labour market lost 1,000 jobs in February

Despite the drop in the price of oil, the labour market appears to have held steady in February, according to the Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey. Here is what’s important from the last issue.  


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Are HR managers in phase with employees?

Human resources managers are disconnected from their employees, according to a report published this month. It reveals that they have a much more optimistic vision of actions taken for employees than the employees do themselves.


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Two-thirds of Canadians believe that their job has changed their life

Canadian employees are often emotionally attached to their work, most often in a positive way. Yet this does not guarantee employee loyalty since nearly 40% of them would be willing to leave their current employer for a job which would change their life.


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Forty percent of Canadian workers often think of changing jobs

For a number of Canadian workers, 2015 will ring in new job prospects. These were the findings of a recent survey of the global workforce by the KGWI for Kelly Services. The study was conducted with 230,000 respondents from across America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific, 12,000 of whom are in Canada.


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Two thirds of Canadians have poorly planned their retirement age

Choosing a retirement date is not as obvious as we might believe. A new Sun Life Financial study of 2,799 people shows that Canadians do not retire when they plan to. The main reason for this change of plan is their health.


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39% of entrepreneurs are hiring people with disabilities

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. In light of this, the Bank of Montreal has released a study on their recruitment. First observation: Progress has been made in terms of hiring people with disabilities.


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Worldwide only 40% of employees are engaged in their work

Only four out of ten employees are engaged in their work, and therefore a lot of progress still needs to be made by both employees and companies. This is one of the findings emerging from the Towers Watson survey on the attitudes and concerns of workers globally. 


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