After a year of unprecedented conditions, a number of Canada’s Top Companies are shaking up how they structure their worksites and workdays, with many planning to offer more flexible and hybrid remote/in-person roles even after the pandemic is over.
So, are they giving people what they want? In the latest edition of the Workforce Confidence Index, LinkedIn looked at what Canadians say they value most in a new job – and how that varies across industries.
LinkedIn also asked members what aspects of their working world have become better – or worse – since the pandemic began.
- Nearly half of respondents from Canada’s workforce said that having flexibility over their working hours and location and finding work/life balance had become more important value propositions in a new job after the pandemic than beforehand.
- 40% of respondents say benefits – such as health care and paid time off – were also more important than they were pre-pandemic, while just over a third said the same was true of salary and workplace culture.
- Roughly a quarter of respondents overall said a company’s visible commitment to diversity and inclusion was more important to them than it was before the pandemic, while 35% had a heightened focus on building transferable skills.
Check out the full results of the Workforce Confidence Index online here.