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Career development in the canadian workplace, national business survey atlantic canada
Career development in the canadian workplace, national business survey atlantic canada
Career development in the canadian workplace, national business survey atlantic canada
Career development in the canadian workplace, national business survey atlantic canada
Career development in the canadian workplace, national business survey atlantic canada
Career development in the canadian workplace, national business survey atlantic canada
Career development in the canadian workplace, national business survey atlantic canada
Career development in the canadian workplace, national business survey atlantic canada
Career development in the canadian workplace, national business survey atlantic canada
Career development in the canadian workplace, national business survey atlantic canada
Career development in the canadian workplace, national business survey atlantic canada
Career development in the canadian workplace, national business survey atlantic canada
Career development in the canadian workplace, national business survey atlantic canada
Career development in the canadian workplace, national business survey atlantic canada
Career development in the canadian workplace, national business survey atlantic canada
Career development in the canadian workplace, national business survey atlantic canada
Career development in the canadian workplace, national business survey atlantic canada
Career development in the canadian workplace, national business survey atlantic canada
Career development in the canadian workplace, national business survey atlantic canada
Career development in the canadian workplace, national business survey atlantic canada
Career development in the canadian workplace, national business survey atlantic canada
Career development in the canadian workplace, national business survey atlantic canada
Career development in the canadian workplace, national business survey atlantic canada
Career development in the canadian workplace, national business survey atlantic canada
Career development in the canadian workplace, national business survey atlantic canada
Career development in the canadian workplace, national business survey atlantic canada
Career development in the canadian workplace, national business survey atlantic canada
Career development in the canadian workplace, national business survey atlantic canada
Career development in the canadian workplace, national business survey atlantic canada
Career development in the canadian workplace, national business survey atlantic canada
Career development in the canadian workplace, national business survey atlantic canada
Career development in the canadian workplace, national business survey atlantic canada
Career development in the canadian workplace, national business survey atlantic canada
Career development in the canadian workplace, national business survey atlantic canada
Career development in the canadian workplace, national business survey atlantic canada
Career development in the canadian workplace, national business survey atlantic canada
Career development in the canadian workplace, national business survey atlantic canada
Career development in the canadian workplace, national business survey atlantic canada
Career development in the canadian workplace, national business survey atlantic canada
Career development in the canadian workplace, national business survey atlantic canada
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  • 1. Career Development in the Canadian Workplace: National Business Survey Regional Comparison: Atlantic Canada March 2014
  • 2. Research Details Survey conducted by: Environics Research Group Survey methodology: • Telephone survey conducted among 500 senior officials from Canadian business • Survey took place from October 25 to November 11, 2013 • Sampling method designed to complete interviews within businesses randomly selected across Canada • Results in this document may not add up to 100% (due to rounding or multiple responses as well as omission of “don’t know” answers) 2
  • 3. Respondents 87 108 105 95 105 British Columbia Prairies Ontario Quebec Atlantic Canada 3: Overview
  • 4. Which industry is your organization in? 26% 8% 12% 9% 4% 6% 3% 5% 2% 0% 3% 4% 3% 4% 3% 2% 5% 2% 0% 24% 12% 8% 8% 7% 6% 4% 4% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3% 2% 2% 2% 1% 1% Service Manufacturing Hospitality Health care Education Retail Non-profit Finance Technology Public administration Natural resources Agriculture Construction Entertainment/Recreation Professional services Automotive (including repair) Energy Transportation/Warehousing Distribution Atlantic Canada National average 4: Overview
  • 5. Including yourself, how many employees does your company currently have? 50% 36% 3% 4% 7% 46% 22% 4% 7% 19% <10 10-49 50-99 100- 499 500+ Atlantic Canada National average 5: Overview
  • 6. Looking ahead to the coming year, what would you say is the greatest challenge facing Canadian businesses in general? 31% 15% 3% 13% 7% 6% 8% 10% 3% 5% 4% 3% 8% 2% 2% 7% 31% 22% 7% 7% 7% 6% 6% 6% 5% 4% 4% 4% 4% 3% 3% 3% Shortage of skilled workers General state of the economy Foreign competition Increasing overhead/operation… Shortage of quality workers… Regulation/red tape Financial growth/profitability Taxes Retirement of senior employees Lack of funding/financing Staff retention (general) High Canadian dollar Marketing/attracting new… Onboarding young workers Keeping up with technology Competition (other) Atlantic Canada National average 6: Overview
  • 7. To what extent would you say that each of the following presents a challenge to your business right now? 7: Overview 5% 6% 9% 14% 37% 37% 20% 26% 42% 36% 12% 17% 33% 24% 17% 25% 42% 45% 29% 31% 42% 37% 38% 41% 31% 32% 26% 28% 27% 25% 30% 25% 15% 16% 19% 19% 11% 15% 28% 25% 18% 24% 50% 40% 18% 14% 18% 15% 19% 16% 9% 8% 27% 24% 23% 23% Atlantic Canada National average Atlantic Canada National average Atlantic Canada National average Atlantic Canada National average Atlantic Canada National average Atlantic Canada National average Atlantic Canada National average Very challenging Somewhat challenging Not very challenging Not at all challenging Loss of senior employees to retirement Keeping up with technology Shortage of skilled workers Regulation and red tape General state of the economy Loss of talented employees to other organization Finding young workers
  • 8. Career Development in the Canadian Workplace: National Business Survey Recruitment: 7 Questions 8
  • 9. In general, how easy or difficult is it to find people with the right skill set to fill positions in your company? Is it...? 9: Recruitment 6% 6% 19% 21% 44% 45% 30% 25% 1% 2% Atlantic Canada National average Very easy Somewhat easy Somewhat difficult Very difficult Depends on the position
  • 10. What are the main reasons it is difficult to find the right candidates? 69% 18% 18% 14% 8% 0% 0% 0% 3% 0% 64% 15% 14% 12% 11% 6% 3% 2% 2% 2% Hard to find qualified candidates/with right skill set Hard to find reliable candidates/with right work ethic Company's physical location is a barrier Very competitive job market in this industry We can only offer low/uncompetitive wages (including seasonal) Takes too much time/effort to find right candidate Hard to break through noise/get job/company noticed Traditional recruitment approaches no longer as effective Don't provide career advancement opportunities Regulations/ red tape (e.g. government, unions) Atlantic Canada National average 10: Recruitment
  • 11. Has your business done any of the following in the past five years in order to find skilled employees? 53% 40% 54% 12% 18% 43% 56% 65% 50% 51% 65% 15% 29% 41% 64% 70% Recruited through social media Marketed the advantages of working at your organisation Offered training and advancement for lower-level employees Used automated resume software Outsourced recruitment to search or personnel firms Used community employment agencies Identified internal candidates Employee referral Atlantic Canada National average 11: Recruitment
  • 12. When searching for skilled employees, would you say that resumes matter more than in the past, less than in the past or about the same as always? 12: Recruitment 12% 10% 14% 13% 73% 76% Atlantic Canada National average More Less About the same
  • 13. How important to you is a potential employees online profile or footprint? Is it...? 13: Recruitment 16% 11% 41% 41% 24% 28% 15% 18% Atlantic Canada National average Very important Somewhat important Not very important Not at all important
  • 14. And how much effort would you say your company puts into customizing the recruitment approach in order to reach and attract members of underrepresented groups? 14: Recruitment 10% 13% 29% 34% 54% 50% Atlantic Canada National average A lot of effort Some effort Not much effort
  • 15. Career Development in the Canadian Workplace: National Business Survey Skills Gap: 3 Questions 15
  • 16. There is a gap between the skill level and experience that prospective employees have, and what organizations in my industry are looking for… 16: Skills Gap 24% 23% 58% 50% 16% 21% 1% 3% Atlantic Canada National average Strongly agree Somewhat agree Somewhat disagree Strongly disagree 37% 36% 15% 15% 47% 48% Atlantic Canada National average Increased Decreased Stayed the same “Strongly Agree/Somewhat Agree”: In the past five years, would you say that the skills gap in your industry has increased, decreased or stayed the same?
  • 17. Q16: “Strongly agree/Somewhat agree” Which of the following statements is closer to your own opinion: The best way to close the skills gap is for… 17: Skills Gap 45% 43% 9% 43% 43% 13% ...Employers to offer more training to new employees ...Prospective employees to better prepare themselves for the labour market Both/combination of the two Atlantic Region National Average
  • 18. Career Development in the Canadian Workplace: National Business Survey Soft Skills: 4 Questions 18
  • 19. What soft skills are most important to you in an employee? 33% 30% 16% 25% 19% 7% 14% 10% 10% 4% 4% 9% 1% 4% 2% 0% 4% 2% 36% 29% 25% 23% 18% 11% 11% 10% 9% 8% 7% 6% 6% 5% 5% 5% 5% 4% Positive attitude Communication skills Teamwork skills Strong work ethic Interpersonal/customer service skills Flexibility/adaptability Honesty/integrity Time management abilities Reliability/dependability Problem-solving skills Accountability Dedication/passion Self-confidence Willingness/ability to learn Goal-oriented Work well under pressure Competence/diligence Presentation Atlantic Canada National average 19: Soft Skills
  • 20. How easy or difficult is it to find people with these soft skills? Is it...? 20: Soft Skills 6% 3% 24% 27% 48% 50% 18% 17% 1% 1% Atlantic Canada National average Very easy Somewhat easy Somewhat difficult Very difficult Depends on position
  • 21. If you are having difficulty finding technically skilled workers, is your organization more likely to... 21: Skills Gap 69% 27% 4% 62% 26% 9% Hire someone with soft skills who is a good fit and provide training Keep searching until you find someone with the right technical skills Depends Atlantic Region National Average
  • 22. Are senior level positions in your organization more likely to be filled by…? 22: Skills Gap 72% 16% 7% 58% 19% 15% Current employees who have advanced within the organization New employees brought in from other organizations Depends Atlantic Region National Average
  • 23. Career Development in the Canadian Workplace: National Business Survey Training: 8 Questions 23
  • 24. Does your organization provide new employees with any of the following types of training? 80% 60% 36% 90% 3% 80% 65% 45% 88% 3% Orientation Mentorship Apprenticeship Job-specific training Do not offer training Atlantic Canada National average 24: Training
  • 25. Would you say that your organization is very willing, somewhat willing, not very willing or not at all willing to hire and train new employees who may lack in some technical skills? 25: Training 49% 39% 41% 43% 6% 11% 3% 5% Atlantic Canada National average Very willing Somewhat willing Not very willing Not at all willing
  • 26. Would you say that losing skilled employees in which you have invested training to other organizations is...? 26: Training 25% 25% 30% 39% 25% 21% 20% 14% Atlantic Canada National average A great concern Somewhat of a concern Not really a concern Not at all a concern
  • 27. Does your organization use any of the following to fill your labour needs? 38% 38% 22% 42% 23% 43% 39% 35% 34% 33% Co-operative education programs Volunteer opportunities Apprenticeships Wage subsidy programs Internships Atlantic Canada National average 27: Training
  • 28. Does your organization provide ongoing training for long-standing employees? 28: Training 83% 16% 82% 17% Yes No Atlantic Canada National Region 43% 21% 1% 26% 40% 19% 1% 39% Technical Soft Skills Both Depends If “yes”, is the training you provide to staff technical in nature, or focused on soft skills, such as team building or diversity awareness?
  • 29. Does your organization provide employees with professional development opportunities, such as conferences or workshops? 29: Training 70% 30% 73% 25% Yes No Atlantic Region National Average
  • 30. Does your organization offer formal coaching or mentoring programs for employees? 30: Training 41% 59% 44% 54% Yes No Atlantic Region National Average
  • 31. Career Development in the Canadian Workplace: National Business Survey Youth Employment: 4 Questions 31
  • 32. Which of the following do you think is the greatest reason unemployment is particularly high for young workers under the age of 25? 14% 17% 1% 25% 14% 9% 8% 7% 18% 12% 4% 19% 12% 9% 11% 9% A lack of real world experience Older workers staying at their jobs longer A lack of networking and job search skills They are too demanding in the job they want Fewer entry-level jobs available Lack of soft skills Lack of technical skills Lack of communication skills necessary to convey abilities in an application or interview Atlantic Canada National average 32: Youth Employment
  • 33. When recruiting job candidates, how much effort does your company put into customizing the recruitment approach in order to reach young workers? Would you say...? 33: Youth Employment 9% 41% 50% 18% 40% 39% A lot of effort Some effort Not much effort Atlantic Region National Average
  • 34. Which of the following is your organization doing to attract younger workers? 45% 46% 38% 24% 23% 25% 20% 16% 55% 49% 38% 34% 31% 29% 24% 20% Online job sites/boards Recruiting through social media Government sites Recruiting on campuses Taking part in job fairs Offering paid internships Offering unpaid internships Recruiting through youth- serving agencies Atlantic Canada National average 34: Youth Employment
  • 35. Would you say that hiring and training recent grads and young adults is part of your organization's Corporate Social Responsibility? 35: Youth Employment 50% 48% 49% 47% Yes No Atlantic Region National Average
  • 36. Career Development in the Canadian Workplace: National Business Survey Professional Development: 5 Questions 36
  • 37. Would you say that you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree or strongly disagree with the following statement: Employers have a responsibility to provide career management programs for their employees. 37: Professional Development 26% 27% 38% 44% 28% 21% 9% 8% Atlantic Canada National average Strongly agree Somewhat agree Somewhat disagree Strongly disagree
  • 38. Does your organization have career management programs for employees? 38: Professional Development 20% 80% 29% 68% Yes No Atlantic Canada National Region 38% 19% 24% 14% 19% 5% 5% 29% 25% 19% 18% 16% 14% 9% Individually tailored training/coaching Career planning/training/ education Succession/ advancement programs Skills development programs Mentorship/ apprenticeship programs Education reimbursement/training encouragement Leadership programs If “yes”, what are they?
  • 39. Of the following, which presents the greatest challenge to offering career management programs? Is it...? 33% 43% 16% 5% 0% 33% 45% 13% 4% 2% Cost Time Lack of expertise None of the above Not our responsibility Atlantic Canada National average 39: Professional Development
  • 40. How important would you say it is to your organization to provide employees the opportunities to reach their own career goals? Is it...? 40: Professional Development 48% 44% 37% 42% 7% 6% 7% 5% Atlantic Canada National average Very important Somewhat important Not very important Not at all important
  • 41. Career Development in the Canadian Workplace: National Business Survey Please visit the CERIC website at ceric.ca to download the National Business Survey Executive Summary (available in English and French) and related information as it becomes available. 41

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