Tag - job market

January 2022

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Cold feet? Employees More Hesitant To Switch Jobs 

The candidate aced the interview, passed the reference checks and seemed thrilled by your job. So why did they turn down the offer? At Winchesters we’ve noticed more people are reluctant to leave their current jobs for new career opportunities. This hesitation to switch jobs can make it even harder to find candidates during a labour shortage, a problem that’s expected to get worse in the coming years as more Baby Boomers retire. We see three big reasons employees are staying [...]

New Year, Same Pandemic, Hot Job Market, and Just a Little Patience

Here we go again. We’ve all been here before – the lockdowns, the uncertainty, the frustration that things still haven’t gotten back to normal. But this time it feels like everyone has a dwindling supply of patience. At Winchesters, our resolution is to try for patience as we navigate this together, again. January is a busy time for hiring, with budgets set and plans ready to execute. This year it feels even busier. Ontario’s job market is hot, companies are poised to [...]

October 2021

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Inflation is rising. Will salaries keep up? 

It’s no surprise if grocery and gasoline prices have made you gulp lately. Canada’s inflation rate hit an 18-year high of 4.4 per cent in September, the ninth month in a row that basic items like food, housing and transportation got more expensive. And it’s not a blip. The Bank of Canada predicts higher inflation rates will continue for the next year. In this environment, people may start expecting their annual salary bumps to keep up with inflation rates. If not, [...]