Canadians may be taking stock of their current job and are considering a change. This comes on the heels of a recent Léger survey and a report in January from Statistics Canada that showed the unemployment rate in the country is near record lows. Canadians who responded thought about looking for a new job at least once and 11% of them had this thought every single day.
Record Numbers of Job Openings see Canadians on the move
According to a Léger survey 55% of working respondents in Canada indicated they had thought about looking for a new job in the last six months. Among them, 27% said they thought about it a couple times per week, including 11% who did so everyday. The 18-34 year old group thought about looking for a new job during the six-month period significantly more (68%). This time last year there was a record number of Canada Summer Jobs now available for young Canadians as over 150,000 listed on youth job bank.
When searching for a new job, beyond salary, Canadian workers who responded in the survey listed work-life balance (49%), flexible work hours (37%) and working from home (22%) as the most important qualities.
The Léger survey also found that the most important qualities Canadian workers look for from executive leadership at a potential employer are honest, open communications with employees (54%), fair, impartial attitude with employees (40%), employee performance recognition (37%) and being supportive (36%).
Allstate Insurance Company of Canada is a leading home and auto insurer focused on providing its customers prevention and protection products. Allstate commissioned the survey last year.
Allstate Insurance Company of Canada promoting flexibility in the workplace, remote workers
Ryan Michel of Allstate supports company employee career goals
Michel cited other important programs that have helped Allstate Canada. Allstate offers employees meeting-free days, wellness days, and summer hours. The include flexible work hours as well as a flat, lattice-style organizational structure. The goal is to support collaboration and provide developmental opportunities to help with career growth.
To see a list of current job opportunities or to learn more about working at Allstate Canada people can go apply through their Careers page.
The survey used a sample of 1,554 Canadians, 18 years of age or older, who could speak English or French. Results were weighted by gender, age, mother tongue, region, education, and presence of children in the household to ensure a representative sample of the Canadian population. As an indication, a probability sample of 1,554 respondents would have a margin of error of +/-2.5% 19 times out of 20.