27 per cent of Canadians believe the pandemic has stalled their career’s trajectory: report


Published May 3, 2021 at 11:48 pm


Do you feel the pandemic has had a negative impact on your career?

According to the latest research from global staffing firm Robert Half, 27 per cent of Canadians feel their career has stalled since the onset of the pandemic—that number is more than double, 55 per cent, of those between the ages of 18 and 24.

Additionally, based on a separate poll, 49 per cent of senior managers admitted to postponing promoting their best employees due to the pandemic, and 61 per cent are concerned about retention as a result.

Further, among those who reported feeling their career was stagnating, 62 reported frustration with a lack of salary growth, 62 per cent reported a lack of career advancement opportunities, 42 per cent reported a lack of skills development opportunities, and 42 per cent lamented an inability to grow their professional network.

“Along with significantly changing the hiring landscape for job seekers in Canada, the pandemic has also interfered with employees’ career trajectories,” David King, Canadian senior district president of Robert Half, said in a news release.

“As we look toward the future and a more active job market, now is the time for organizations to put programs in place that are designed to retain top talent. This includes specific initiatives that will appeal to younger workers and opportunities for all employees to build skills and advance their careers,” he continued.

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