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Top 10 stories of 2015

Thursday December 31, 2015 Written by 
As we get ready to ring in the New Year, Retain is counting down the top stories of 2015.

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

10. Employers confirm skills shortage
Many employers are struggling to fill in-demand positions, unable to find candidates with the skills they need.

9. Medical cost increases to slow
The average cost increase for employer-sponsored medical plans will likely dip in 2015.

8. A simple change to attract talent
A minor change to a job ad can increase the size and quality of an organization’s applicant pool.

7. Workers feeling the strain
Employers are optimistic about the year ahead, but these sentiments are not shared by staff, for whom sinking morale, burnout and stress-related absences have spiked.

6. Bringing back boomerangers
A new survey reveals a changing mindset about hiring "boomerang employees" who leave an organization and then rejoin it in the future.

5. Millennials hungry for training
For many Millennials, the biggest shocker about the “real world” is the lack of training available at work.

4. Downward trend in job quality
Job quality in Canada is now at a record low and showing little sign it will turn around in the near future, according to a new report.

3. Stress hurting worker productivity
One in four Canadian workers have become ill in the last six months due to workplace related stress.

2. Millennials aren’t so different
Are Millennials really so different from their older colleagues? The answer may surprise you.

1. Valuing health benefits
Three-quarters of organizations offering heath benefits want more information to better understand how their plan affects employee health outcomes, productivity and absenteeism.

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