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Western Canada Hiring Confidence Index July - December 2017

August 8, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: CPHR Manitoba

In the Spring of 2017, HR professionals from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia were invited to participate in the Western Canada HR Trends Survey. Part of this survey is used to measure the Western Canada Hiring Confidence Index (HCI), a forecast of how employers feel about hiring over the new six months. The HCI results can be found below. 

Scores of more than 50 mean that HR professionals are more confident that concerned about hiring. The index is made up of both an expectation of hiring levels over the next six months and the confidence respondents have in finding the right people to fill vacancies. 

Summary of results

85% of Manitoba employers expected to maintain their current staffing levels or see a net increase, which is higher than the average for all Western provinces. 

Since we began the Western Canada HR Trends survey in 2016, there has been a steady decline in the Hiring Confidence Index in Manitoba. 

The Healthcare and Manufacturing industries are most worried sectors among the Western provinces. 

The full results of the survey will be released shortly. 


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