What employees really want

More evidence to prove that pay is not what matters most to Canadian workers.
By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/04/2003

Canadian companies that keep giving employees raises in an attempt to win the war for talent may be wasting their time, according to new research.

A recent report from Canadian Policy Research Networks (CPRN), based on a survey of 2,500 working Canadians, reveals that people care more about having good relationships at work than they do about pay and benefits.

The findings mirror those of a survey of Canadian employers that showed while 80 per cent of respondents are having trouble finding and holding onto staff, most are still relying on compensation strategies to solve their problems when employees want more than pay increases.