For the Love of the Job
New survey findings and analysis from Workopolis on what Canadians are looking for from an employer
Toronto (ON), February 9, 2010 – Love
is in the air this month and those positive feelings extend to the
workplace for many Canadians. A new survey shows that half (53 per
cent) of working Canadians love their current jobs. But nearly six in
ten (58 per cent) cite better compensation and benefits as a means to
increase the affection for their job. Better work/ life balance and
more opportunities to learn/ develop rounded out the top three
attraction drivers that Canadians were looking for in a potential
Workopolis is the best resource for Canadians considering job
transition and for employers seeking qualified job candidates. Andrea
Garson, Vice President of Human Resources at Workopolis is available to
provide her insightful analysis on the labour market and offer
commentary on the survey findings.
- What can companies do to increase their employee’s love for their jobs and retain top talent?
- Which province has the greatest percentage of employers who love their jobs?
- What tools are available to help those not in love with their jobs make a better career move?
Additional Poll Highlights:
Reasons to stay: 16 per cent of Canadians continue
to stay in their current position because it pays the bills, while 14
per cent are afraid to make a change
- The older you get the more you love your job: Canadians aged 35-44 are more likely to love their job than those aged 25-34.
The laws of attraction: Quebeckers have the
strongest feelings about compensation and benefits, while those in the
Prairies would prefer a better work/ life balance.
About the Poll:
The Workopolis for the Love of the Job Poll was conducted by
Harris/Decima between January 21 and 24, 2010 via a national omnibus
telephone survey among a representative sample of 577 working
Canadians. The margin of error is +/-4.1% 19 times out of 20.
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