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Survey illustrates where business added automation in 2020
Increased efficiencies, cost reductions, social distancing highlights tech implementations
Manufacturers’ output down, expected to last months yet: CME
Half of survey respondents say production is down between 25% and 50%, more than 50% for a quarter of companies.
Low profits, few customers in post pandemic recovery: BC survey
43% businesses think they will need government incentives to continue operating.
Skills shortage hampers manufacturers’ competitiveness: CME
Survey shows 85% of companies from across Canada are having trouble filling job vacancies.
Right facts doesn’t always mean having the right answer: survey
Project explores how people’s ideas are shaped by the information they consume.
Firms know little about CETA as Canada pushes diversifying exports
Government survey shows only 7% of the polled businesses were familiar with details of the Canada-EU deal.
Canada’s employers boost salaries to attract new talent
But the Hays annual salary survey shows pay for existing staff lags.
Almost 50% of Canadians living paycheque to paycheque
Most are struggling to put away 5% of their paycheques.
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Canadian workers pessimistic about financial future
Payroll survey reveals they expect to work longer, average retirement age 63.
Record number of Canadian businesses looking at deals
EY survey reveals there’s opportunities for strategic and innovative deals despite iffy economic sentiment.
Family business a ‘good news story’ in the economy
PwC survey suggests attracting and retaining talent remains a challenge as boomers enter retirement.
Executives’ confidence in global economy up 24%: EY
Improved confidence means companies are planning on pursuing more M&A activity in the next 12 months, survey suggests.
Digital investment to disrupt and drive mining, metals: survey [INFOGRAPHIC]
Investment will continue to rise as companies seek to maintain competitive position, control costs and stay viable.
Canadian biz face lower economic crime, but fraudsters keep up
Asset misappropriation and procurement fraud are most common crimes encountered by Canadian businesses.
Social media becoming more important tool for investors, survey shows
Institutional investors globally remain skeptical but recognize growing importance of social media.
Businesses divided on skills gap tactics
Survey shows 71% of employers note responsibility to provide training programs but only 29% offer them.
Manufacturers are poised for growth in 2014
PLANT’s 2014 Outlook survey shows execs are gearing up for better times.
75% of small Ontario businesses not hiring in 2014
Meridian survey says top challenges are cash flow and work/family balance.
Surveys find China’s manufacturing improves in August
HSBC purchasing managers’ index shows slight expansion, a sign the economy is stabilizing.
Summer job market heating up, especially in manufacturing: BMO
Survey shows plants among mostly likely to hire students, recent grads.
Small business is a big job creator
Word of mouth recommendation remains tops for landing a job with small businesses.
Non-tax business unit leaders unfamiliar with tax risk management
Tax controversies, while not uncommon, are increasing according to Ernst & Young survey.
Manufacturers expect lukewarm hiring climate in Q2
Hiring outlook for manufacturers drops four percentage points from Q1.
Consumer technology is changing business: study
Canadian companies are not only embracing consumer technologies, they’re enabling them.
Manufacturers confident profits will grow by 2015: CME
Survey says manufacturers still concerned with lacking national strategy towards productivity, skills gap and trade.
Defined benefit pension plans key to employment decisions
Employer-sponsored programs take on heightened importance: Towers Watson.
Companies have ‘gut feeling’ business to improve: PwC
Most SME’s expecting growth of 4% or more.
Canuck CEOs trailing globally on R&D investment plans: PwC
Canadian CEOs are missing the boat when it comes to R&D and innovation plans for everyhting from new products and services to finding cost reductions in existing practices, according to a global survey by PwC.
Job interview faux pas: nodding off
It’s difficult enough for candidates to land an interview in a tough hiring environment like manufacturing. For some, landing a face-to-face results in them falling on their faces.
Upbeat hiring climate in Q2: Manpower
Canadian manufacturers are reporting a slightly diminished, yet respectable hiring climate during the second quarter of the year, according to the latest results of the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.