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Posted by Rowan O'Grady, President Hays Canada, on Monday, Jan 13, 2014
The employment picture is looking strong as 40 per cent of employers plan to increase their permanent headcount in 2014 and 60 per cent will hire on temporary and contract employees. Having said this, Canadians should expect only modest increases in salary for 2014. Thirty-four per cent will receive increases of between three and six per cent, which is approximately four points lower than last year. Fifty per cent will receive an increase of up to three per cent, which is slightly up from 2013.
What's considerably less clear is where the talent is going to come from. It's no secret that Canada is facing a significant skills shortage. As businesses evolve, roles become more specialised. Today, many employers are embracing change management and are seeking candidates with niche skill sets that support efficiency plans and new leaner processes fueling further competition in the Canadian job market.
Tackling recruitment in a candidate short market can be difficult and it's important to ensure you are putting your best foot forward in terms of a competitive job offer, promotion of your company and engagement with your target audiences. As a result, we are hosting a series of webinars to discuss the findings from our latest Salary Guide, provide insight on the trends from the past three years and provide employers with recruitment advice in today's candidate short market.
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