Alberta SMEs Offer Perks in Lieu of Higher Salaries

More than two-thirds of Alberta SMEs can't offer competitive salaries to quality workers

Written by Advisor Staff

Because Alberta workers earn the highest incomes in Canada, the province’s small business owners are struggling to meet employees’ salary expectations, finds ATB Financial.

More than two-thirds of SMEs have trouble finding quality workers, such as skilled journeymen or equipment operators. And when they do find the right person, they can’t offer a big enough salary.

Employers, such as DIRTT Environmental Solutions, try to compete by offering other job perks like flex hours, breakfast and lunch programs and on-site gyms.

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Originally appeared on PROFITguide.com