Hiring Confidence in
Alberta Remains Flat:
HRIA releases Hiring Confidence
Index for second-half of 2016
HRIA released the Hiring Confidence Index results from its semiannual Alberta HR Trends survey this July.
"Hiring confidence in Alberta overall remains flat for the second
half of 2016. Forty-five percent (45%) of survey respondents
indicated that they expect their organization's total number of
employees in Alberta to remain the same over the next six (6)
months," said HRIA's Interim CEO, Janice MacPherson.
"However, for the twenty-five percent (25%) of respondents who
indicated that they expect their total number of employees to
increase over the same time period, the upside is that a majority
of Human Resources Professionals are confident that they can
find workers with equivalent experience and qualifications to fill
open positions. Unfortunately, the percentage of respondents
IN ALBERTA OVERALL
REMAINS FLAT FOR THE
SECOND HALF OF 2016.
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expecting their total number of employees to increase is the second lowest in Western Canada, and below the Western Canadian
average. Hiring levels clearly are not going to be recovering until
2017 at the earliest."
The Hiring Confidence Index (HCI) forms part of the Alberta HR
Trends Report commissioned by HRIA as part of a regular series
to help fill the labour information void for HRIA members and
Alberta employers. The Alberta HR Trends research initiative was
started in December 2013 in collaboration with Abingdon public
opinion research firm and was expanded in 2016 to include
all four western Canadian provinces, in partnership with their
respective Human Resources provincial associations.
The full report will be available this fall.
OF SURVEY RESPONDENTS INDICATED THAT
THEY EXPECT THEIR ORGANIZATION'S TOTAL
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES IN ALBERTA TO REMAIN
THE SAME OVER THE NEXT SIX MONTHS
OF RESPONDENTS INDICATED THAT
THEY EXPECT THEIR TOTAL NUMBER
OF EMPLOYEES TO INCREASE
OVER THE SAME TIME PERIOD
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