The economic crisis: Quebec workers not particularly pessimistic - Results of a CROP-CRHA survey

According to the findings of a CROP survey released today to mark the seminar on recruitment organized by the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agrees, despite the continuing crisis, only 12% of Quebec workers reported that their employer plans any lay-offs over the next six months.

In response to the survey, 38% of workers also confirmed that their employer plans to hire new staff, versus 44% who didn’t anticipate any new hires or lay-offs in the next six months.

“It’s reassuring to see that employees feel there’s some degree of stability in their workplace. However, for the 13% who do anticipate lay-offs, we can only insist on how crucial it is for employers to comply with legislation and to respect the individuals involved in these types of situations,“ pointed out Florent Francoeur, CHRP, Ordre president and CEO.

Keep your CV up to date just in case
Despite this optimism, over half the respondents (56%) said that they had a current CV on hand. This figure rose to 71% among 18 to 34-year olds. “Of course, the younger you are, the more likely you are to change jobs. Members of Generation Y are always looking for new challenges and are more mobile,” added Francoeur.

Quebec workers are pretty honest
Few employees (only 7%) reported that they had ever left out or exaggerated information on their CV, compared to 88% who had never done so. “CVs are the tools employees use to sell themselves. That’s why it’s important not only to keep them updated and accurate, but also to make sure they respond to potential employers’ standards,” concluded Francoeur.

For the complete findings of the CROP-CRHA survey, click here (in French only).