Vol. 12, Issue 1, December 5, 2019
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your weekly news & updates from WPH!
In this week's edition: Check out WPH Skilled Trades sector profiles; Canada's Top 100 Employers includes two local businesses; Do you need to be concerned with workplace incivility?

Check out our Skilled Trades booklets for more sector information
The employer interviews and focus groups that Workforce Planning Hamilton staff undertook as part of the In-Demand Skills Trades project have recently been completed.
WPH thanks the over 100 local employers in Motive Power trades; Construction Trades; Industrial Trades; and Service Sector trades (ie. Hairstylists and Barbers; ECE, Social and Community Service Workers, Chef/Cook, and Horticulture) who shared their challenges regarding the apprenticeship system and suggestions for improvements.
Their valuable feedback will be shared in a report to the Provincial Government who requested the study.
A report to the community on our findings will be available in March.
As part of the project eight booklets have been developed on the various sectors that share a description of the sectors and sub-sectors, key indicators, how many people work in the field in Hamilton, and prevalent industries.

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Canada’s Top 100 Employers rise to the top for their focus on mental health, social impact and work-life balance

Hamilton’s own ArcelorMittal Dofasco G.P. has been chosen by the Globe and Mail as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, as has Stryker Canada ULC, located in Waterdown.
ArcelorMittal Dofasco with 5,149 employees won because the company supports long-term personal and professional development through generous tuition subsidies (up to $24,000) for courses related and unrelated to an employee’s current position.

Stryker Canada ULC, is a medical equipment and supplies wholesalers and has 396 employees. They offer training and development opportunities at every career stage, from global mentoring to a future leaders’ academy for high potential individuals.

Should we worry about the needle? (Musings as a decade ends)  
Where workplace incivility is concerned the current trend is highly positive.

When it comes to harassment the speed and direction in which the needle is moving is beginning to raise important questions about the risk of its moving to an undesirable extreme.

A few troubling signs include:
Investigations: Issues that could be settled through authentic conversation, conflict resolution intervention, or mediation end up in messy complaints and investigation processes.

Labour Force Information, Hamilton, October 2019
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