Financial Incentives, Advancement Opportunities and Work/Life Balance Drive Job-Search Decisions for Canadians
With expectations for an improving economy, many Canadian workers are thinking of looking for new jobs next year, according to the latest Kelly® survey. This trend provides employers with two key challenges: how to improve their retention of current employees and how to attract the best candidates from among those who are searching for a new job.
The latest Kelly Global Workforce Index™ shows that 40 percent of Canadian workers surveyed said they frequently think about quitting their jobs, compared with 32 percent in the
"An improving economy creates a greater feeling of optimism and a growing desire for many people to seek out new opportunities," said
Among other results from the survey:
- Canadian workers are more inclined to search for jobs via social media (42 percent), compared with their counterparts in the
Americas(34 percent) and globally (36 percent).
- 76 percent of Canadian workers cite social media websites as their preferred method of networking, compared with 70 percent in the
Americasand 71 percent globally.
- 66 percent of the Canadian survey respondents said they are willing to relocate for the right job.
- Among those who expressed dissatisfaction with the process of their most recent application for a job, 64 percent of Canadians cited the lack of clear communications as a primary reason.
- 53 percent indicated that their current employer had a planned approach to assimilate them into the organization once they were hired.
The KGWI was conducted online by
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