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CANADA: Wages Rise Significantly in Past Two Years; Benefit Offerings Lag Behind

Two-thirds of Canadian companies (66%) say they are increasing wages this year, up significantly from 51% in 2021 and 44% in 2020, according to a survey from The Harris Poll commissioned by Express Employment Professionals. While most companies are increasing wages this year, only 28% are increasing benefits, with the most common being increased sick […]

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US: Wage Increase Demands Up Nearly 20% in Two Years; Benefit Offerings Lag Behind

Expectations for wage increases have jumped roughly 20% since 2020 as 70% of companies plan to offer higher salary adjustments through the end of the year. Benefits, however, will gain less ground as only 50% of businesses anticipate their offerings to increase compared to 2021, according to a survey from The Harris Poll commissioned by […]

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Best Interview Questions to Ask Job Candidates – Overcoming Obstacles

This is part nine of a 12-part series. Creating a successful and productive team starts with finding great employees who fit your organizational culture. And while you may receive hundreds of job applications and interested parties, narrowing down the talent pool to hire the right candidate for the job goes beyond what hiring managers can […]

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The Results Are In: The Biggest Barrier to Employment for Job Seekers Currently

With record low unemployment, yet millions of job openings across North America, it can be difficult for hiring managers to find the right candidates for the job. From rising inflation to remote opportunities to unrealistic job expectations, the barriers to employment for job seekers run the gamut. (more…)

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How Staffing Services Can Help You Reach Your Second Half Goals

For many industries, the second half of the year marks a time in which companies experience the highest amount of sales growth. From seasonal upswings to fourth quarter production demands to employee holiday vacation schedules, business leaders must navigate numerous issues to ensure their organizations make the most of the opportunities that lie ahead. And […]

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