Canadians still confident about jobs

By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/05/2003

Despite dreary economic forecasts and predictions of rising unemployment, Canadian workers remain an optimistic lot.

An extensive survey of nearly 800 Canadian workers, conducted in April and May by HR consulting firm Towers Perrin, found nearly two-thirds think it would be easy to find another job and most are at least casually looking for other work.

Continued employee confidence in the midst of a stormy economic climate confirms the emergence of a new reality: employees now feel they hold the power in employment relationships, explained Claudine Kapel, a consultant with Towers Perrin.