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Press Release: Adecco Fall/Winter Employment Outlook Reveals Canadian Employers Plan to Hire and Have Difficulties Finding Skilled Employees

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The survey of nearly 250 Canadian HR professionals reveals that 76 per cent plan to increase their payrolls within the next six months, while only 24 per cent foresee to maintain a workforce of similar size or even cutbacks.

(TORONTO, CANADA) November 1st, 2010—Canadian employers expect a steady hiring climate in the last quarter of 2010 and first quarter of 2011, according to the latest results of the Adecco Fall/Winter Employment Outlook Survey, conducted at the World HR Congress in Montreal. 

The survey of nearly 250 Canadian HR professionals reveals that 76 per cent plan to increase their payrolls within the next six months, while only 24 per cent foresee to maintain a workforce of similar size or even cutbacks. “This indicates that the hiring climate will remain steady for the next two quarters”, says Angela Payne, Vice President, Sales. The survey clearly shows that Employers are planning to continue to increase their payrolls at a similar pace for the upcoming six months. 

The survey became even more revealing when the question was asked if employers have difficulties finding skilled employees within particular areas of expertise. Here the overwhelming majority (80 per cent) indicated that indeed many of these positions are very hard to fill. This also shows that while we do still have an overall unemployment rate of 8% (September 2010) it is becoming increasingly difficult to recruit for a variety of positions.

This leads to the next question where employers were asked if they are worried that the current improved economic climate leads to job hopping. 68 per cent of employers answered with yes they do believe that employees, now that Canada is coming out of the recession, may decide that it is time to put out their resume and start looking for new opportunities. 

The final question asked in this survey was around the large number of Baby Boomers retiring. A bit over half of the employers (52 per cent) answered that they are somewhat concerned about the gap Baby Boomers leave behind. 

The Adecco Fall/Winter Employment Outlook survey was conducted during the World HR Congress in Montreal and has over 250 respondents. The survey data was received between September 27th and September 29th 2010.

About the Adecco Group

The Adecco Group, based in Zurich, Switzerland, is the world’s leading provider of HR solutions. With over 31,000 FTE employees and more than 5,500 offices, in over 60 countries and territories around the world, Adecco Group offers a wide variety of services, connecting more than 600,000 colleagues with over 100,000 clients every day. The services offered fall into the broad categories of temporary staffing, permanent placement, outsourcing, consulting and outplacement. The Adecco Group is a Fortune Global 500 company.

Adecco S.A. is registered in Switzerland (ISIN: CH0012138605), with listings on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ADEN) and on Euronext in France (ADE). 

About Adecco Canada

Adecco is the world leader in human resource solutions with over 50 years of experience and more than 50 locations in Canada alone. 

Adecco connects more people - with more permanent, temporary and contract employment opportunities - at more organizations than any other staffing company in Canada. 

In addition, Adecco has a wide range of specialty programs to enhance your business; including our Career Connections Program, Special Events and professional Specialty Brands. To learn more, visit adecco.ca.

To obtain a PDF copy of the complete survey please contact:
Markus Lutz
Marketing Director - Canada

10 Bay Street, 7th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2R8
marketingmanager@adecco.ca
416-646-3322

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