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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 2, Issue 3 (February 16/17)
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What does WPH believe?

Business, Labour & Community: Planning for Prosperity!

Thanks to all the employers who completed the EmployerOne Survey 
arrow_up_silhouette.jpg Thanks to all the employers who responded to our annual EmployerOne Survey! We had an incredible response and staff is working on analyzing the data to create a report
which will be released at the end of March.

Here are some early findings from the survey:
  • There is optimism this year as more employers stated they are planning to hire (71%), and expansion was the most cited reason
  • Hamilton has a strong start-up sector with 20% of businesses saying they started within the last 5 years
  • The majority of workers have a favourable view of the availability of qualified workers as 51% stated it is excellent or good
Stay tuned for more timely information on Hamilton's labour market!
Free webinar: Four confidence boosters to reach your full potential, Feb. 23/17

Does hesitation, doubt or fear stop you dead in your tracks? Do you try to control everything, yet feel completely helpless, disjointed or disorganized? 

This webinar will help you discover your inner confidence and how you can  activate self-confident feelings from within yourself. With this sense of certainty, you will be motivated to take action to do your best work, advance your career,  and positively impact those around you. 

Free webinar information:

Topic: Four Confidence Boosters To Reach Your Full Potential
Date: Thursday, February 23 at 10am PST / 1pm EST (one hour)

Cost: Free - Space is limited so register early to avoid disappointment.

Audience: Great for leaders, managers, supervisors, and board members wanting to enhance their leadership skills, as well as staff and  employees wanting to develop themselves and advance their skills, career and impact. 

Sudden change in job functions can take toll on employees' mental health

Mergers, layoffs and team restructuring can all take a toll on employee well-being and productivity. However, human resources consulting firm Morneau Shepell found that job redesign is  the change most likely to lead to sick leave.

Employers generally recognize the need for communication and support around the major moves,  but not so much the need for support around changes that directly affect employees' day-to-day work lives, the firm reported.

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