32% of Canadian SMEs facing challenges in attracting employees: survey

Source: Nearly a third (32 per cent) of Canadian small- and medium-sized employers are currently facing challenges in attracting employees, according to a new survey by ADP Canada. The survey, which polled more than 750 Canadian business decision-makers and employees from SMEs, found, among those that reported difficulty attracting and retaining talent, 69 per cent said they’re taking action to combat it, including with compensation (29 per cent), flexibility (26 per cent) and increased benefits (20 per cent). However, 49 per cent reported not feeling worried about their ability to compete. Indeed, 21 per cent of SMEs cited having to let employees go due to inflation. More than half (53 per cent) reported feeling negatively about the Canadian economy and 19 per cent said the current economy was a primary source of stress. Notably, 47 per cent of respondents said they still feel optimistic, despite the current economic climate.   Read more of this article…

Canada unexpectedly added 90,000 jobs in April, though unemployment stayed flat at 6.1%

Source: StatsCan’s monthly Labour Force Survey shows employment rate steady after 6 months of declines The Canadian economy gained 90,000 jobs in April, much higher than the average of 20,000 jobs many economists were predicting for the latest Labour Force Survey numbers from Statistics Canada.

Over 2 in 5 young workers want to retire before 55

Source : Few Canadians looking to go traditional retirement route, finds report The traditional path to retirement in Canada is dying, based on the findings of a recent study.

Nearly a quarter of Canadian workers don’t view their workplace as supportive: survey

Source: Nearly a quarter (21 per cent) of Canadian employees say they don’t perceive their workplace as supportive, according to Telus Health’s latest mental-health index.

Nearly One-Third Of Workers In Canada Feel Tired Or Overworked – ADP Survey

Source: A new survey by ADP Canada, conducted with Maru Public Opinion, reveals over half (53%) of workers in Canada report having a negative feeling about work and nearly one-third (30%) feel tired and overworked, shedding light on the crucial need for a renewed focus on work-life balance, compensation, and family considerations in the evolving workplace.

Survey finds a third of Canadian workers finding cost a barrier to accessing mental-health support

Source: A third (32 per cent) of Canadian employees say cost/affordability is the top barrier to getting mental-health support, according to the latest mental-health index by Telus Health.

Canadian employers are struggling to attract people back to the workplace, shows Unispace study

Source: According to the study, there is also a misunderstanding between workers and their managers over what employees value and need in Canadian workplaces. TORONTO — Employers in Canada are struggling to convince their people to work from the office but are overlooking a willingness from employees to return in a four-day working week, according to a study by Unispace.

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Survey finds 40% of workers taking time off due to mental-health concerns

Source: Two-fifths (40 per cent) of Canadian employees say they’ve taken time off work in the last five years due to mental-health concerns, according to a new survey by wellness benefits provider Heal-3 and the Future Skills Centre.

Wanted: Better internal communication

Source: Survey finds employers lacking when it comes to strategy, vision, DEI and culture Nearly three-quarters (74%) of organizations feel that internal communication is important for culture and belonging, but few are delivering the necessary messages to do this, according to a recent report from Gallagher.

Hiring to increase in Canada, despite market volatility: Robert Half study

Source: The job market has been facing the changing demands of a new workforce and a new economic environment, but it remains robust. More than half of Canadian companies are planning to hire early this year, a new study by recruitment agency Robert Half found.

Many DEI programs falling short of expectations

Source: Employees most unhappy with ‘belonging,’ finds survey There is a lot of room for improvement when it comes to employers’ diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging programs, according to workers. While 89% of employers have programs in place to support DEI&B, 62% of employees feel their company is not doing what it needs to do to be truly committed to creating a workplace that supports it, WebMD Health Services reported.