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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 12, Issue 4 (December 22/16)
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What does WPH believe?

Business, Labour & Community: Planning for Prosperity!

Happy Holidays from Workforce Planning Hamilton!

The staff and Board of Workforce Planning Hamilton wish you and yours Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year!

Thanks to all of our partners for making 2016 a successful year for WPH and helping us to continue to be Hamilton's leader in local workforce development.

Our office will be closed from December 26 to January 2nd, re-opening on January 3, 2017.
Get ready for the Employer One Survey on January 3, 2017!

In January we'll be sharing our annual Employer One Survey with local employers of small, medium and large sized businesses. 

When you receive the link please take 10-15 minutes to complete the survey to share your hiring challenges, information about your current job force, and plans for the future. 

The vital information that you share helps local post-secondary institutions, employment services, and job seekers make wise career decisions, and ultimately helps our local economy become more prosperous.
The jobs that will have the biggest talent shortages in 2017

chalkboard-teacher-lecture.jpg When you hear the phrase "war for talent" it's not hard to imagine a battlefield of recruiters slugging it out over the slim
pickings of qualified candidates. The latest findings from online job board Indeed only serve to strengthen that notion.

In a nationwide survey of over 1,000 HR managers and recruiters, 86% reported that they find it challenging to find and hire technical talent and 75% think the time-to-fill for roles has increased in the past three years. More than half (53%) of respondents hired people who weren't exactly qualified because they needed to fill the position immediately. 

The result of this: 83% believe it has hurt their business either from lost revenue, slower product development, market expansion, or increased team tension and employee burnout.
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