wph logo
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 1, Issue 1 (January 5/17)
Join Our Mailing List

    Find WPH on Social Media  

View our profile on LinkedIn 


Follow us on Twitter 


Like us on Facebook 

Look for our next weekly newsletter on January 12, 2017





What does WPH believe?

Business, Labour & Community: Planning for Prosperity!

Employers: Have your say by completing the new and improved Employer One Survey!

Workforce Planning Hamilton's (WPH) Employer One Survey, has been redesigned this year to be  shorter and easier to complete!

What's in it for you?

When you take 15 minutes to complete the survey, between now and January 31, 2017 you'll be helping to create a more educated and stronger future workforce.

By sharing your hiring needs, challenges and plans you'll provide timely labour market information

The results of Employer One are shared with employment providers and educational institutions to create a strong workforce for Hamilton!

Share with other employers who may be interested in completing the survey!

Check our website in mid February for a report of the survey results!
What did we learn from last year's Employer One Survey?

whiteboard-learning.jpg Last year a diverse group of employers completed the survey, from virtually all sectors and sizes of businesses.

What did we find?


  • One in six employers were start-ups
  • The vast majority of employers indicated that they have mostly full-time staff on board
  • Fifty-four percent of employers rated the availability of qualified workers as good or excellent
  • Fifty-one percent of employers indicated that they had one or more hard to fill positions, which was lower than last year
  • The top 3 competencies employers seek in hard to fill positions are: work ethic, dedication, dependability (44%); Technical (49%); and Teamwork/interpersonal (35 %).

Thanks to our partners, and to employers who take the time to complete the Employer One Survey

Workforce Planning Hamilton staff can't do it all on our own. Thanks to our many partners, including the Employment Ontario Employment Services providers, City of Hamilton, Economic Development, Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and many more for sharing the survey with your employer contacts. 

Thanks in advance to the employers who care enough about the future of our community to take 15 minutes to complete the survey. 
Learn more about the work of WPH. Call 905.521.5777



Visit our site: www.workforceplanninghamilton.ca