When people are searching for new opportunities and jobs in Canada, it's apparently not just the salary that makes a position appealing!
The LinkedIn Workforce Confidence Index explores what factors Canadians value most when looking for a new role and a lot has changed thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and the shift to working from home.
For example, almost half of the study's respondents said that having additional flexibility over location and hours would be more important to them in a post-pandemic world, while 45% said a healthy work/life balance had become increasingly valuable to them.
Additionally, 40% of Canadians surveyed said that benefits (including health care and paid time off) were more important to them than they were pre-pandemic. On the other hand, just 34% said the job's salary was more important post-pandemic.
Fifty-five percent of respondents also said that the opportunity to build transferable skills was as important post-COVID-19 as it was before the pandemic.
LinkedIn says this should come as "no surprise, given how hard-hit some industries have been, forcing many Canadians to pivot their careers."