Employer One Survey
Results for the 2017 EmployerOne Survey were released earlier this year
Check out the report to find out the latest information from local employers on:
- Employment Outlook
- Skills and Education
- Six Things You Need to Know
This year 238 employers completed the survey, which is an increase of 100 employers from last year. The responses from employers represent virtually every sector and employer size in the local economy.
Thanks to all the employers who completed the survey, as well as our partners: Mohawk College, Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, City of Hamilton, employment service providers, and many others.
Without all their hard work this project would not be possible.
Employers: Thank you for completing the 2016 Employer One Survey!
In January 2016, 144 employers completed the survey and shared their company's hiring needs, challenges, and future plans, providing valuable current labour market information
What did we learn from this year's survey?
- Fewer employers stated that they are hiring this year. This can be an indication of an economy that is slowing down.
- Small businesess are more likely to recruit through unsolicited resumes and word of mouth as opposed to online mediums.
- Social media is gaining popularity as a recruitment method with 35% of employers using it.
- Year after year, employers place a strong emphasis for candidates to have strong soft skills (ie. communications skills, work ethic, professionalism) and the need for increased skills.
- College diplomas or trades certificates are the most desirable educational background for the majority of jobs with the exception of Managerial, Executive, and Professional positions.
Hire Learning Survey 2015 Report (The Hire Learning Survey has been rebranded as the Employer One Survey)
Thanks to all the employers who completed the Hire Learning Survey for 2015!
2014 Hire Learning Survey: The Complete Series of Results
In January 2014, WPH released the first annual Hire Learning Survey (HLS). The survey will be released every January to enable WPH to track emerging trends over time.
A total of 143 employers completed the survey, sharing their real-time labour market information, including current and future hiring needs, skill and educational requirements, etc. The HLS is part of WPH's Hire Learning Initiative, which includes a series of quarterly job vacancy reports.
The Hire Learning Initiative seeks to address any skills mismatch in our economy by collecting real-time local labour market information. This level of data is not captured by other organizations and collecting information on current openings, while also looking to the year ahead will help employers, job seekers, colleges, universities, school boards, and community organizations understand what is happening right now in Hamilton.
The Hire Learning Initiative includes:
Quarterly job vacancy reports
2014 Hire Learning Survey: Complete Series of Results (complete report)
Types of employment and educational requirements (individual report sections)
What is labour market information?
- Labour market information (LMI) provides valuable insights into labour market conditions and trends at the local, provincial and national level.
LMI is accurate knowledge, facts and statistics that tell a story about what is happening in a particular place from the perspective of the supply and demand of labour.
LMI is used to:
- Identify labour market supply (our local workforce) / demand (our local employers)
- To profile current labour market conditions
- To understand and recognize trends in the labour market
- To predict outlooks for various occupational groups based on a variety of structural factors (economic, demographic, social, political)
- To provide input for and stimulate further research into informed employment and career decisions
- WPH research and publications provide up-to-date labour market information that can help job seekers and employers make informed decisions about careers, education, employment and business plans.