Vol 1, Issue 3. January 21, 2021
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your weekly news & updates from WPH!
In this week's edition: EmployerOne - Business Impact & Workforce Needs Survey Launched; SKills for the Future Forum, register today!; 6 key questions of up-skilling; Hamilton LMI Dec 2020
Launching: Business Impact & Workforce Needs Survey EmployerOne 2021
WPH has partnered with the City of Hamilton to deliver this year’s EmployerOne Survey to collect local labour market information and to also understand how COVID-19 is affecting local businesses.  

The survey has 22 questions and will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete. We encourage Hamilton businesses of all sectors and sizes to complete the survey. 

The results of the survey will provide insight to economic impacts on our local businesses and help support the recovery of our community. WPH will be able to gather, understand, and share labour market information to better understand how Hamilton is fairing through the pandemic as we navigate this new year. The information collected will also uncover important data and trends, strengthen our awareness of current local issues to help target advocacy efforts with higher levels of government, and help guide and finalize City of Hamilton's 2021-2025 Economic Development Action Plan.

WPH will provide a community report with the aggregated data to share the Hamilton labour market trends we uncover. In cooperation with the Hamilton, Flamborough and Stoney Creek Chambers of Commerce, Hamilton’s 13 Business Improvement Areas, and our valued partners we appreciate your support sharing this survey with Hamilton-based businesses. 

Employers who complete the survey can be entered to win a FREE booth at the Connect to Careers virtual job fair on March 3rd, 2021, valued at $650! 

Skills for the Future Forum: Registration is Open!
WPH has partnered with Mohawk College Enterprise to present our virtual series: Skills for the Future Forum. A series of three weekly virtual interactive sessions featuring in-depth discussions and learning from a range of experts delving into the skills of today with a focus on the future. 

Three interactive sessions from 1pm-4pm:

Session 1. February 9: Skills in a Pandemic Era

Join us for the first interactive session addressing job skill requirements for today and the future. This virtual learning session will provide Employment Counsellors, Employers, and Human Resource Managers with a clear picture of challenges facing employers in the areas of skills development, technological change, and the shift to a virtual work environment due to Covid-19. You will have the opportunity to share your experience with learning, interviewing, and coaching techniques applicable to a remote workforce.

Session 2. February 16: Funding Opportunities to Support Skills Development

Session 3. February 23: The Evolution of Workplace Skills

Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming session!
Choose to register for all three sessions or the ones that peak your interest.
6 Key Questions of Up-Skilling
Providing employees training, development and upskilling are key factors to becoming a progressive employer and help improve retention.

Canadian HR Reporter talked the president of a learning management platform supporting employee engagement, communication and upskilling for organizations in various industries and asked six key questions about upskilling that are important to consider in this changing and evolving work environment.

  1. What is upskilling and what is its value to employers?
  2. What does upskilling do for workplace culture?
  3. How can employers promote upskilling to employees?
  4. What are some effective ways to bring knowledge to employees?
  5. What are some common mistakes employers make in developing internal training?
  6. How can an employer implement a good training program?

Hamilton Labour Force Information:
December 2020

The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Hamilton, Hamilton Economic Development, and the Flamborough and Stoney Creek Chambers of Commerce, are closely monitoring and assessing new developments pertaining to COVID-19, as well as its impacts on Hamilton business.

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