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61% of HR staff overwhelmed by the complexity of their organization

HR managers mostly face growing complexity within their organization. Over half of them feel overwhelmed by circumstances. This is what has been revealed by a recent survey conducted by Lumesse among 1,300 HR staff based in America, Europe and Asia.


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Google: students’ favourite company

Google is unanimous among students in business and engineering schools, who have placed the company in first rank of their favourite companies. This is what the survey by Universum’s 2013 IDEAL Canadian Employer Rankings found, conducted among 29,000 Canadian undergraduate students. The preference says a lot about how they envisage their future professional life.


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Canadian Youth: unequal employment conditions

Three Statistics Canada analysts looked at the evolution of employment conditions for youth over the last three years. Results of the comparison: despite longer schooling, they are finding it harder to enter the labour market. However, the 15-34 age group are unequal in terms of employment.


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Renewed optimism among Canadian companies

In the second quarter of the year, CFOs seem to have regained confidence in the North American economy, according to a study conducted by Deloitte. The results show national hiring prospects are rising and investment in growth activities increasing. 


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GDP growth: Newfoundland and Labrador in the lead

According to the Conference Board of Canada, the Atlantic province heads the list in terms of economic growth in Canada this year. This trend will continue in 2014 as well. 


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Investment: are Canadian companies too confident?

In its report on the future of productivity, Deloitte notes that over one third of Canadian companies overestimate their investment compared to the competition. However, investment is a key for improving productivity.


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Hiring, a challenge for financial services directors

Already facing changes in the global regulatory landscape, financial services managers have other challenges: hiring qualified profiles and talent retention. This is what a recent study conducted by Robert Half across seven countries has revealed.


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Shortage of skills hurting company productivity

Employers of the world’s top ten economies will experience a loss of productivity and reduction of turnover due to a growing shortage of skilled manpower in key positions. This is what a recent survey revealed, published by CareerBuilder and conducted among 6,000 recruitment managers and human resources professionals in the countries with the highest GDP.


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SME confidence drops in March

After two months of recovery, SME confidence fell once again, according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). The Business Barometer index lost three and a half points from February to settle at 62.9. 


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Talent acquisition: the challenge for HR managers

How are human resources considered in the world? What are companies’ priorities? How are North American employers positioned? The HR 2013 international barometer conducted by Michael Page among 4,348 HR managers, including 135 in Canada, reveals a common HR strategy consisting of distinct regional priorities. Overview of the survey.


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Manpower training: a federal budget priority

Presented several days ago by Jim Flaherty, the federal budget puts the emphasis on manpower training. According to the Minister of Finance, this should be better targeted to meet the needs of businesses. 


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The 100 best Canadian employers

Each year Mediacorp Canada publishes the ranking of the 100 best Canadian employers. The purpose of this competition? Assessing the work environment of participating companies.


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