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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 5, Issue 1 (May 5/16)
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What does WPH believe?

Business, Labour & Community: Planning for Prosperity!

Help Wanted in Hamilton, Q1 2016: What we can learn from online job vacancies

chefs.jpg Every quarter Workforce Planning Hamilton releases Help Wanted in Hamilton, which uses data supplied by Vicinity Jobs Inc. 

Findings this quarter include:
  • There were less job postings in Q1 2016, than in 2015
  • Most jobs require a college or vocational education
  • Job postings for health occupations are up +20% from Q1 2015
  • Thirty-four percent of job ads were potentially full-time positions
Family Business Series at Mohawk College

This is a first of its kind in partnership with local family business owners. Prominent Hamilton family business owners have helped design the workshops and will be participating in various sessions to provide a family business owner's perspective and real life application. 


1. All in the family. An introduction to family business.
2. Owning a family business. Ownership and governing models.
3. Running a family business. Strategic planning and operations.
4. The family chat. Communications in a family business.
5. I've got this. Conflict management and negotiations in a family business.
6. The handoff. Succession planning, family leader exit and promotion of the next generation.
7. Family evolution. The stages of a family business and lifecycle.
8. Succession planning. Transfer of ownership.
9. A good business. Legacy, philanthropy and foundations.

Should I stay or should I go? Tips for dealing with a difficult boss

map-office-workers.jpgCareer specialists were asked to offer their tips on how to manage challenging managers and when to know it's time to move on. Among their advice, one thing they all shared is the importance of starting the conversation early. The best time to work on your relationship with your boss - or even determine if it's one you can tolerate - is before you're sitting at your new desk. 
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