Recruitment is on the rise for Quebec businesses, according to a quarterly survey released by the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés.
More than one-half (56.7 per cent) of the 541 HR professionals surveyed expect employers will have to step up recruitment efforts, versus less than 0.6 per cent who disagree. This net difference (56.1 per cent) represents an increase of almost nine percentage points compared to the previous quarter (47.2 per cent).
“Organizations will have to deploy increasingly creative recruitment efforts and develop their employer brand if they want to attract the best and brightest candidates,” said Florent Francoeur, Ordre president and CEO.
With summer just around the corner, 45.5 per cent of respondents said their organization is poised to hire new workers compared to 43.1 per cent that are planning no change and 11.4 per cent that are considering layoffs, found the Flash-Emploi CRHA.
This post-recession period is fairly stable and organizations are still looking to fill a good many positions. As a result, employers with recruitment problems are relying even more on current employees, said CRHA, as indicated by the hours-worked index, which posted a net increase of 32.1 per cent or 9.1 percentage points more than the preceding quarter. Sixty-four per cent of respondents said hours worked have remained stable while 34 per cent said they have gone up and 1.9 per cent said the hours went down.
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