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about the pay environment, union and non-union pay increases,
labour market challenges and key human capital metrics such as
turnover, absenteeism and retirement rates. Conducted in June
2018, a total of 368 organizations participated in this research.
MOST CANADIAN EMPLOYERS ARE HOSTING
HOLIDAY PARTIES THIS YEAR
How will holiday cheer be spread in workplaces this season?
According to new research from staffing firm OfficeTeam, 93 per
cent of senior managers said their company will be hosting year-end
festivities. Of those who noted holiday activities are taking
place, respondents identified off-site and on-site parties (58 per
ACCORDING TO A SURVEY BY
STAFFING FIRM ROBERT HALF
TECHNOLOGY, MORE THAN TWO IN
FIVE PROFESSIONALS IN CANADA SAID
THEY PLAN TO SHOP ONLINE FROM
WORK THIS HOLIDAY SEASON.
cent and 42 per cent, respectively) and office decorations (39 per
cent) as the most common plans.
When it comes to seasonal soirees, 25 per cent of organiza-tions
are planning to spend more this year, while only ten per cent
anticipate cutting costs. Does that mean workers have to make an
appearance at these events? No matter what the budget, 67 per
cent of managers indicated there’s an unwritten rule that employ-ees
TO GIVE OR NOT TO GIVE?
Many professionals aren’t in the holiday giving spirit: Nearly
three-quarters of workers (73 per cent) forgo year-end presents
in the office. Of the 27 per cent who do offer presents, 21 per cent
provide them to colleagues and 14 per cent give one to their boss.