Canadian employees are optimistic about several key aspects of their work life in 2012, according to a survey by Randstad.
Sixty-two per cent of the 400 Canadian employees surveyed believe 2012 will be a better year financially for their organization, found the latest Global Workmonitor.
Additionally, three out of five (58 per cent) Canadian employees expect their salaries to rise at the end of the year, and the same amount of employees anticipate they will have more disposable income in 2012 than in 2011. But despite the positive expectations, only 47 per cent of Canadian employees think their employee benefits will improve this year and just 43 per cent expect to receive a yearly bonus.
"While 2011 was a better year than the few years before it, many people and many organizations still endured many challenges," said Jan Hein Bax, president of Randstad Canada. "Canadians remain cautious when it comes to their expectations of improved benefits and bonuses, likely an after-effect of the uncertain economic times the country has experienced. The good news is that many Canadians are looking ahead to 2012 through positive eyes and are optimistic about what the future holds."
Comparatively, when looking back at 2011, 60 per cent of Canadian workers said last year was a good year for their organization, while only 39 per cent said 2011 was a difficult year for their company.
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