Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Canadian Employees Restless and Considering Job Change, According to Annual Survey by Kelly Services(R)

Latest Findings from the Kelly Global Workforce Index(TM)
TORONTO -- (Marketwire) -- 04/17/12 -- Many employees across Canada have become disengaged from their work, with less than half feeling valued by their employers, and more than one-quarter saying they frequently think about quitting, according to the latest survey results from global workforce solutions leader, Kelly Services®.
More than two-thirds (69 percent) of those surveyed say they definitely intend to look for a new job with another employer within the next year.
"Employees have experienced unprecedented economic turmoil. As a result, they are restless regarding their future career goals. Unless employers can offer meaningful work and ongoing opportunities for growth, many employees feel it is in their best interest to keep their career options open," said Kelly Services VP and General Manager of Canadian Operations Kristin Supancich.
The findings are part of the latest survey results from the Kelly Global Workforce Index (KGWI), an annual survey conducted by Kelly Services. Almost 170,000 people in 30 countries participated in the survey, including more than 9,000 in Canada.
The survey examines the factors employees use to evaluate potential employers, the people who influence their career choices, and the use of social media in making job decisions.
Results of the survey in Canada show:
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