Vol. 11, Issue 4, November 28, 2019
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your weekly news & updates from WPH!
In this week's edition: Share your workforce development project ideas with WPH; What is the return on investment for workplace mental health programs?; Attend the Ambitious City Breakfast with Toronto Mayor John Tory, Dec. 3/19

WPH needs your project ideas: Be part of Hamilton's labour market solution!
Every year Workforce Planning Hamilton consults with our employer, employment services, school board, post-secondary, and other partners to choose our four core projects for the fiscal year.

Funding for core WPH projects is supplied by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

In our current fiscal year (which ends on March 31/20) we are working on the Hamilton Job Satisfaction Survey; the Mobilizing our Workforce: Strategies for the Long-term Unemployed
Survey, the EmployerOne Survey, and an Employer Toolkit.

We are very interested in hearing YOUR ideas for labour market and workforce development projects that would help us with our mission, which is to use workforce planning solutions to contribute to a prosperous and diverse Hamilton community.

WPH staff have strong skills in labour market data analysis, hosting community events and working with our diverse partners.

Please contact Judy Travis at [email protected] with your ideas.

The ROI in workplace mental health programs: Good for people, good for business

A study of Canadian companies by Deloitte reveals a clear and positive ROI for workplace mental health programs—and points the way forward for companies seeking to invest in workers' mental health.

Poor mental health among the workforce imposes tremendous costs on Canadian employers. Yet barriers to investment in workplace mental health remain.

These include a lack of knowledge of best practices, as well as a lack of evidence that such investments can have a positive impact on the bottom line.

To overcome these barriers, Canadian employers require real-world evidence that workplace mental health programs are an investment that yields valuable returns, rather than a cost.

This study, the first of its kind conducted within the Canadian context, provides such evidence.

Ambitious City Breakfast with Toronto Mayor John Tory, Dec. 3/19
Join the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce for a fireside chat with Toronto Mayor John Tory, covering an array of city-building topics, including regional collaboration between the two GTHA anchor communities.

Date and Time: Dec 3, 2019, 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Location: Liuna Station, 360 James Street North, Hamilton, L8L 1H5

Labour Force Information, Hamilton, October 2019
Workforce Planning Hamilton | 905-521-5777| [email protected] | www.workforceplanninghamilton.ca