Vol. 5, Issue 2, May 9, 2019
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your weekly news & updates from WPH!
In this week's edition: Employers, attend a focus group on the EmployerOne Survey; How to promote mental well-being in your workplace; The state of Canada's economy
Employers: Sign up today to share your experiences with the EmployerOne Survey
Workforce Planning Hamilton is planning to improve our annual EmployerOne survey. To this end it is important to gain employers' perspective and feedback to guide our future plans.

Employers are invited to join WPH for breakfast and a focus group on May 23 rd from 8:00 am. – 9:30 am. or for lunch and a focus group on May 24 th from 11:30 am. – 1:00 pm. The sessions will be held at the WPH office.

During the focus group we are interested in hearing about employers' experiences completing the EmployerOne Survey, their recommendations for the future, and their experiences with the recruitment and retention of employees.

Please indicate which session you would like to attend when registering.

Promoting mental well being in the workplace

According to the Canadian Community Health Survey, 30% of the working population in Hamilton rates work as "quite a bit stressful" or "extremely stressful" on most days. Employers can reduce stressful working conditions by fostering a psychologically healthy and safe workplace. 

Click here to view an infographic describing mental well-being in the workplace, including: 
reasons to address the issue, how you can address the issue, and how it can benefit everyone within the workplace. 

A limited number of paper copies are available for Hamilton workplaces. To request up to 3 copies of the infographic per organization, please contact workplace@hamilton.ca.

For additional information on improving mental health literacy at work and building a psychologically safe workplace, visit the Mental Health Commission of Canada website.  

(From City of Hamilton Healthy Workplace Bulletin, May 2019)
Canadian Economic growth falters in February after strong start to the year
lmi analysis
Real GDP fell by 0.1 per cent in February, offsetting some of the 0.3 per cent gain recorded in January.

Declining activity in the mining sector subtracted the most from growth in February. With the mandated production cuts in Alberta’s energy sector, a contraction in mining was not unexpected but this data showed that the drop was primarily driven by non-oil and gas mining as subdued international demand led to declines in metal and potash mining.

Labour Force Information, Hamilton, March 2019
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