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What’s Increasing Employee Turnover?

According to a recent study by Penna Plc, a Human Resources firm in the UK, the lack of prospects and opportunities within a company is the primary factor that drives employees to resign.


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Three-quarters of Canadians have “thriving mental health”

Three-quarters of Canadians appear to function well in their daily lives and have a positive outlook on life, according to the results of a Canadian Community Health Survey recently published by Statistics Canada. The survey also revealed that factors such as age, marital status and spirituality play a role in the sense of well-being.


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SME confidence on the rise

Good news, there’s good morale among Canadian entrepreneurs. Confidence levels of small business owners officially rose two points in August. This report was released by the Business Barometer of the CFIB (Canadian Federation of Independent Business). Results are reported by province and sector.


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They would resign at any time…

Nearly two-thirds of Canadian employees would be willing to leave their jobs at any time without a single ounce of remorse. Yet more than half of them believe they have the perfect job. Why think about divorce when things are going well?


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Canada, in the top 5 for start-up companies

Fast Company reports that according to a University of Washington study, Canada occupies second place in terms of opportunities for start-ups.


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The government is investing in information on the Aboriginal labour market

The government has announced a $675,000 award to the Aboriginal Human Resources Council. The goal is to improve information about 125 employment projects with 500 aboriginal communities.


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French employees rewarded for going to work by bicycle

10,000 French employees have for a few weeks had the right to a monetary premium for each kilometre travelled to get to work. The idea has resulted in new cyclists appearing on the scene.


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Facing an increasing employee mobility

Could hoping from one company to another lead to a greater wage growth than patiently waiting for a promotion? Yes, but the problem of employee retention goes beyond the simple issue of salary.


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Do the incentives and rewards that you offer your employees actually motivate them?

Berkeley Payment Solutions reveals in its latest study on Canadian employee recognition programs that there is a real gap between the rewards offered by companies and what employees really expect.


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Change in direction in the war for talents

The war for talents experienced by HR before the economic crisis is back in force but in a different form. According to a KPMG study, it no longer concerns only the high potential and overqualified profiles in the company.


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Working less to earn as much: an experiment being studied in Sweden

In Sweden, the municipality of Gothenburg is experimenting with a project to reduce the number of working hours per day for a group of civil servants. The goal is to determine if working shorter hours could result in the same overall earnings and performance, by increasing productivity. The method has been proven in the second largest city in the country, at the Toyota company.


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Motherhood makes better employees

Here is a study that really goes against conventional wisdom: becoming a mother helps women to become “better employees.” The results of this recent study commissioned by Microsoft.


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