Vol. 8, Issue 3, August 16, 2018
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your weekly news & updates from WPH!
In this week's edition: If you want to be Hired not Fired...you'll find that strong soft skills are crucial to job success; Come join the WPH Board; Even more than high wages, company benefits are important to job seekers.
Strong soft skills help job seekers to be "Hired not Fired"
WPH surveys hundreds of local employers every year via our EmployerOne survey. This year 278 employers of all sizes and from all sectors completed the survey.

Employers consistently share that the top skills that they are looking for in new hires, and in their current employees, are strong soft skills. Local employers are looking for people that have a strong work ethic, are dependable, are self-motivated, can work as a team member, and who have strong customer service skills.

To aid job seekers, WPH and our partners developed a series of three videos highlighting the importance of strong soft skills. Local employers were interviewed on the topics of Independent Work, Dependability, and Work Ethic.

The videos, and a site, Hired not Fired, were created to help job seekers and service providers.

Join the WPH Board of Directors!

Workforce Planning Hamilton is seeking volunteer Directors for our board representing Francophones; Business; Education & Training; Immigrants & Visible Minorities; Persons with Disabilities; and Women.

The successful candidates will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Volunteer Board/Goverance experience
  • Knowledge of labour market issues
  • Perspective and experience
  • Background

The deadline to apply is August 24, 2018 at 4:00 pm.

If you require additional information please contact Judy Travis at 905-521-5777 ext. 15 or by email: [email protected]

Salary may be biggest draw, but it’s not what makes candidates hit 'apply'
The world of work is shifting. Where once the power lay securely in the hands of employers and their organizations, the sudden decline of unemployment rates in 
Canada means workers now call the shots.

As such, companies are recognizing the necessity of promoting a more inclusive and personalized benefits plan.

A new report from Glassdoor pinpointed the most important draws for employees and active jobseekers. Across the survey, candidates 
researching job adverts cited salary as the most critical drawing point, with benefits coming in a close second – 67% to 63%.

Labour Force Information, Hamilton
July 2018
Workforce Planning Hamilton | 905-521-5777| [email protected] | www.workforceplanninghamilton.ca