Canadian HR Reporter

February 2020 CAN

Canadian HR Reporter is the national journal of human resource management. It features the latest workplace news, HR best practices, employment law commentary and tools and tips for employers to get the most out of their workforce.

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Page 16 of 35 17 Most Canadians who are black (54 per cent) or Indigenous (53 per cent) have personally experienced discrimination due to race or ethnicity from time to time, if not regularly. The same is true but less widely reported by those who are South Asian (38 per cent), Chinese (36 per cent), from other racialized groups (32 per cent) or white (12 per cent), according to a survey by the Environics Institute for Survey Research and the Canadian Race Relations Foundation. • 38% of those who have experienced racism have experienced it in the workplace; • 40% of those who have witnessed racial discrimination have seen it in the workplace; • 44% of respondents feel the workplace is less likely to provide equal treatment of racialized individuals, along with stores and restaurants (48 per cent) and the courts (44 per cent). RACIALIZED WORKERS IN CANADIAN WORKPLACES 60% of Canadian workers check in with work at least once while off work 30% check in with work multiple times or daily during vacation 70% of young workers aged 18 to 34 check in with work at some point while away 48% take their full vacation allowance. Restless employees Working on vacation Average extra hours worked by Canadian workers before and after vacation 2016: 21 2017: 11 2018: 23 2019: 33 Vacation stress An increasing number of working Canadians anticipate putting in extra hours before or after a vacation this year, according to an ADP survey. The so-called "time-off tax" is growing in both severity and scope: 66 per cent of working Canadians say they are likely to do extra work before or after their vacation, according to the survey of 1,562 workers. Why leave your employer? 34 per cent better core benefits 33 per cent better ancillary benefits 29 per cent better childcare benefits 28 per cent more control over their schedule Among those who plan to change jobs within the next two years: 39 per cent will look for a higher-level role 34 per cent will look for a similar role 19 per cent will make a complete career change Employees who work extra hours anticipate spending an average of 16 hours on extra work before a vacation and an average of 17 hours on extra work after a vacation, found ADP, which represents an increase of 10 hours in total when compared to last year. Nearly one-third (32 per cent) of Canadian employees plan to change jobs within the next two years while only 16 per cent intend to stay at their current employer within the next five years, according to a survey by Indeed. Economic optimism Canadian executives are taking a cautious approach to deal-making in the year ahead despite overwhelming economic optimism, according to the EY Global Capital Confidence Barometer. All of Canada's executives expect the domestic economy to improve over the next 12 months while 99 per cent believe the same for the global economy. 81% do not expect an economic slowdown 88% anticipate revenue growth 91% expect net profit growth

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