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Top 10 stories of 2014

Wednesday December 31, 2014
As we get ready to ring in the New Year, Retain is counting down the top stories of 2014.

Here's what you've been reading about over the past year:

10. Employers struggle with incentives
Incentive programs are an important tool for employers trying to retain talented workers, but many companies are offering rewards that their employees don't value.

9. Flexible work aids recruitment
With most flexible work arrangements proving to be successful, employer-offered flex options are poised to increase substantially over the next five years.

8. Surveying the labour landscape
A new study spotlights demographic and geographic employment trends across the country.

7. Top retention tactics
Flexible hours and education and development top the list of retention strategies Canadian organizations are employing in efforts to hold on to talent.

6. Five tech barriers to recruiting
Five major technology-related barriers can kill the candidate experience – and your business's chances of landing great talent.

5. Mental health at work
A number of leading Canadian employers have committed to addressing mental illness in workplaces across the country.

4. Focus on employee experience
Canadian employers are not differentiating pay based on performance and may be underestimating how much employees value non-monetary factors.

3. Employee attitudes on retirement
Canadian workers have big plans for retirement, and many are hoping they won’t have to wait until they turn 65 to start the next chapter of their lives.

2. Employers see shortfalls in skills
Although Canada has a good track record in producing highly educated graduates, deficits in key skills threaten the country's economic performance.

1. Moderate salary increases in 2015
In response to Canada's sluggish economic growth, organizations are planning moderate base salary increases for 2015.

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