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Canadian guide offers scoop on salaries


May 18, 2011
By Colleen Cross

May
18, 2011 – Global recruiting expert Hays Specialist Recruitment has published
its first 2011 Canadian Salary Guide, which includes anticipated salaries
across the construction (roads and heavy construction) and property industry,
commentary on skills in demand, compensation and benefits trends, and a market
summary of 2010 and into Q1 of 2011.

May
18, 2011 – Global recruiting expert Hays Specialist Recruitment has published
its first 2011 Canadian Salary Guide, which includes anticipated salaries
across the construction (roads and heavy construction) and property industry,
commentary on skills in demand, compensation and benefits trends, and a market
summary of 2010 and into Q1 of 2011.

A
snapshot of the construction and property industry:

  • 19% of companies
    have had to add additional benefits in order to address recruitment and
    retention concerns in 2010
  • 43% of companies
    have added to their head count in the last year
  • 49% of
    construction and property companies plan to add to their head count in
    2011         
  • 53% of companies
    recruiting in the engineering sector have identified senior management
    roles as being especially hard to
    fill                                                                     
  • 63% of companies
    have witnessed an increase in business in the last 12 months
  • 80% of companies
    will offer individual performance-related bonuses in 2011

The
information was collected through interviews with internal recruiters and
existing clients, and polls of more than 1,000 Canadian business leaders.

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“After
a challenging economy over the last few years, the guide is more important than
ever, as people seem to ‘feel’ better about the state of the job market, and
this guide gives evidence to support the feeling,” says Chris Moore, of Hays.

According
to Moore, four skills are most in demand: willingness to travel, big-project
experience, highway experience, and estimating, supervising and project
managing for all of the above.

The
guide is available in hard copy or PDF format at www.hays.ca/forms/salary-guide-registration.aspx
or by e-mailing recruit@hays.ca.

 

 


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