Canadians give employers a 'B': Study

Only one-half consider work to be challenging and interesting
||Last Updated: 02/26/2009

While Canadians gave their employers a passing grade in a year-end performance review, they gave out four times as many 'B's and 'C's than 'A's, according to a workplace study from RBC.

"A report card full of 'B's and 'C's generally indicates a need for improvement and this one isn't any different," said Christianne Paris, RBC's vice-president of recruitment and learning. "Employers committed to being successful are going to have to work harder and do better to attract and retain valued employees in the current competitive landscape."

While Canadians are just as satisfied with their jobs as they were the last time the study was conducted, with 86 per cent of respondents reporting being very satisfied or somewhat satisfied with their jobs in 2007 and 85 per cent in 1998, the percentage of "very satisfied" working Canadians has dropped from 49 per cent in 1998 to 36 per cent in 2007.