High salary demands putting strain on Alberta businesses

High salary demands putting strain on Alberta businesses AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Jun 17, 2013 11:05 am MDT Alberta workers may earn the highest incomes in the country, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s rosy for small and mid-sized companies.According to ATB Financial’s second quarter Business Beat Survey, 67 per cent of provincial business owners say finding and retaining experienced or skilled labour is a problem and 37 per cent say they simply can’t meet salary demands.These high-wage expectations are forcing owners to adapt and create new ways to not only get staff, but retain them as well.For example, one Calgary-based company offers employees a continental breakfast, hot lunch and on-site fitness.Small and mid-sized businesses make up 99.9 per cent of businesses in the province. read more

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