According to an IPSOS-Reid study, less than half of Canadians say they are willing to move to take advantage of new job opportunities. The phenomenon could explain why companies are turning to the temporary foreign workers program.
Companies across the country are showing increasingly extensive needs of information technologies. What industries are hiring? What areas of expertise are the most sought after by organizations? CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) responded to these issues by drawing up a list of fields with the highest use of professionals specializing in new information technologies since 2010.
It’s easy to put value on creativity in the workplace, but fears of being robbed of our ideas can greatly hinder creative minds. However, a new study shows that this very rarely happens. In addition, employers would be wise to establish a climate that is conducive to sharing ideas.
Canadians are worried. Very worried indeed. A recent Randstad Labour Trends Study reveals that 91 per cent of working Canadians believe that the skills shortages and skills gaps will continue to be an issue of importance for 2014. And the matter will only grow in importance as Boomers are preparing for retirement. Who’s to blame for the shortage?
Canadian companies are facing significant difficulties in recruitment. While they are struggling to find qualified candidates in Canada, they are confronted by the limits imposed by the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) program when they want to hire a non-Canadian candidates. Consequently, they are outsourcing more and more of their projects.
According to the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF), Generation Y is much more focused on starting a business than preceding generations. To such an extent that it is completely redrawing the Canadian entrepreneurial landscape.
As the end of the year approaches, 44% of Canadians expect that their employers will organize a Christmas party, according to a recent survey. But few of them realize that a workplace party can have repercussions on their tax return. Explanations.