Trudeau, Scheer, or Singh: Who would most likely…

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto How people think about political leaders has to do with a lot of factors, well beyond their policy positions. Voters develop a sense of what kind of person they are, whether they can be trusted in different ways. To help shed light on how Canadians are thinking about the

Canadian Political Leaders: The midpoint reset

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Halfway between the 2015 and the 2019 elections and with two new opposition party leaders, it’s a useful moment to take stock of what people know and perceive about the three individuals leading Canada’s largest political parties. Here are the highlights: Mr. Trudeau is obviously better known than his

The numbers don’t lie. The Conservatives have a Millennial problem they have to deal with.

By David Coletto As the Conservative Party is set to announce its second leader in the party’s short history (since merging the PC Party and Canadian Alliance), a lot of the debate within the party and among commentators has been about how the party needs to engage with and appeal to Millennial voters. I crunched some

The Race for 24 Sussex

Mulcair most popular, but has lost ground Trudeau’s campaign shows good results Harper negatives hit new high By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto After soaring from April of this year, our latest survey shows a softening of impressions of NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair. His positives sagged slightly (2 points) to 39% and his negatives jumped

HARPER, MULCAIR, TRUDEAU – OVERALL IMPRESSIONS

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Third of several releases in the coming two weeks. For interviews or quotes, or to find out more about our services, please contact either Chairman Bruce Anderson at banderson@abacusdata.ca (613-882-0929) or CEO David Coletto at david@abacusdata.ca (613-232-2806) The next federal election will feature different leaders for two of the

Why paying millennials by the hour is a mistake

By: Eric Chester Fast Casual Aug. 13, 2013 Q. What’s the simplest way to pay an employee? A. Wage per hour. Simply multiply the number of hours worked by the agreed upon hourly wage, subtract taxes and presto — a paycheck! Hourly compensation has been a staple of the free enterprise system since Rosie fastened

How Small Businesses Can Build A Relationship With Millennial Customers

By John Mason, General Manager of IBM‘s Midmarket Business Forbes Aug. 12, 2013 By 2017, millennials –- those consumers now in their mid-teens to mid-30s –- will have more spending power than any other generation in history. This is also a generation that has grown up with information at its fingertips, and isn’t afraid to use — or share

5 Simple Ways Millennials Can Build Their Network

By: Heather R. Huhman Parade July 30, 2013 If you’re a Millennial, you’re at an advantage when it comes to networking. Why? Because you have the power of social media on your side. However, although your social-media- and technology-savvy have helped you meet professionals all over the world, you’re still missing out on an opportunity to

Millennials And Anxiety: Is Generation Y Anxious?

By:  Aya Tsintziras The Huffington Post Canada July 26, 2013 High school English teacher Julia Arbuckle remembers the anxiety she felt when she was a student at the University of Toronto. “I was stressed because I was doing an arts degree,” she says, “and I thought, ‘How am I going to make it in life?’” Arbuckle,

Getting Millennials to Love Their Jobs Isn’t About Pool Tables and Beer

By: Aneil Mishra PolicyMic July 04, 2013 Only 30% of employees are motivated at work, and that is up from 28% in 2010.  About half are disengaged, don’t really care if they are “there” or not, and the rest are actively disengaged, resulting in lost productivity and other costs to the organization, like turnover.  Which category do you

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