November 27, 2022

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Tired of job offers without salary

Tired of job offers without salary

No job offers with no salary displayed. If we rely on a Léger survey commissioned by the company obtained by Talent.com, this is the desire of at least 76% of Quebecers. News magazine.

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“It’s on everyone’s lips. Candidates should have transparency in salaries. Quebecers have an appetite for it,” says Yannick Paradis, director of sales for Canada at talent.com.

“The government will have to take a decision at some point,” he said.

Transparency in times of scarcity

Talent.com is the former job site Neuvoo, in which the Caisse de depot et placement du Québec (CDPQ) invested $42 million last March, bringing its total stake in the company to $95 million.

Still, amid the labor shortage, Talent.com and YPR commissioned Léger to survey 1,061 Quebecers online to find out what they thought about pay transparency.

Yannick Paradis, Director of Sales Canada at Talent.com, believes that employers are not against providing a salary range, but should provide guidance first.

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Yannick Paradis, Director of Sales Canada at Talent.com, believes that employers are not against providing a salary range, but should provide guidance first.

Thus, overall, more than 76% said they were in favor of passing legislation that would force employers to provide a salary range in their job offer.

“It was the talk of the day. On the other hand, although there are candidates, we feel that employers are not necessarily ready,” explained Yannick Paradis.

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“I don’t think companies don’t want to, but they need to be guided,” he continues.

According to him, transparency is more than salary and should also include all the benefits of the position in question.

More equal

According to the survey, more than 63% believe that this transparency improves equity towards gender, but also towards minorities at 56%.

Only 43% of those surveyed feel comfortable with their own salary being published overnight.

The survey also shows that 22% are already being discriminated against in terms of their salary.

With more than 90% of Canadians believing it is “important” to know salary before applying for a job, Quebec can take inspiration from other jurisdictions to go a long way.

“New York made it mandatory in November. Colorado already has it. California too. We can draw inspiration from these jurisdictions. One day it will come,” he concluded.

In the second quarter of the year, there were 252,000 vacancies in Quebec. As for hourly compensation for all vacant positions, it was up 5% to $22.81 compared to the same quarter last year.

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