Employee Mobility - Canadians are on the Move: Q4 Labour Mobility Ranks High
According to Randstad Canada’s latest global Workmonitor survey, compared to Q3, Canadian employee mobility rises.
TORONTO, January 24, 2011 – The results of Randstad’s latest labour mobility index indicate the amount of Canadian workers actively looking for a new job has increased over the last quarter.
Randstad’s employee mobility index tracks changes in the expectation of workers to be employed elsewhere over the next six months. It is measured every quarter as part of Randstad’s Workmonitor, which provides a comprehensive understanding of job market sentiments.
Overall, compared to Q3 results, the Mobility index has risen from 103 to 105 points (levels last seen in Q1 and Q2 of 2011). This increase indicates more employees worldwide expect to be employed elsewhere over the next 6 months.
In a global context, no other country has experienced greater movement in the labour market in Q4 as Canada has, with an increase of 12 points over the last quarter. Belgium (+8), Switzerland (+5) and Argentina (+5) have also seen an increase while Singapore (-7) has experienced a decline in the fourth quarter.
Randstad Canada President Jan Hein Bax says high mobility generates greater opportunities for organizations to attract new talent. “When employees have an increased willingness to change jobs, it means employers have a strong chance of securing the right talent to suit their organizational objectives,” he says.
“At Randstad Canada, we see first-hand the frustrations that many organizations face as they struggle to attract the right talent for their business needs. This task can be particularly difficult when mobility is high and workers are on the move. But the winners in the war for talent will be the organizations that have invested in their recruitment strategies and in their employer brand.”
Source: Randstad Canada
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The Randstad Workmonitor: After the successful introduction of the Workmonitor in the Netherlands in 2003 and more recently in Germany, the survey now covers 29 countries around the world, encompassing Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas. The Randstad Workmonitor is published four times a year, making both local and global trends in mobility regularly visible over time.The quantitative study is conducted via an online questionnaire among a population aged 18-65, working a minimum of 24 hours a week in a paid job (not self-employed). The minimal sample size is 400 interviews per country, using Survey Sampling International. Research for the fourth wave of 2011 was conducted October 24 and November 14, 2011.
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