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.
The global unemployment rate increased further last year. Indeed, there were 202 million unemployed in 2013, 5 million more than in 2012. This is what the 2014 Report from the International Labour Organization (ILO) reveals on global employment trends.
Year after year, the number of hirings does not match the level of forecasts, according to the 2014 salary guide published by Hays. However, Canadian business leaders are indicating at the same time that they are having to face a shortage of skills on the labour market. They are also optimistic for growth in 2014.
The Marois government recently announced an investment of $24 million in vocational training. In doing so, it hopes to nurture and expand many of the existing programs already in place across the province as well as develop a new curriculum essential for Centre-du-Québec region.
The effects of the Conservative government's changes to Employment Insurance (EI) are being felt nationwide. Recent figures show there have been sudden decreases in the number of beneficiaries around the country, particularly in the Atlantic provinces. Meanwhile, opposition to the reforms persists.
Absenteeism costs the Canadian economy more than $16.6 billion a year. However, not all absences are created equal. According to recent Statistics Canada figures, private sector employees are less often missing from the workplace than those in the public sector. We shine the light on these new data.
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.