Employer One Survey
The results are in! For the eighth year Workforce Planning Hamilton (WPH) has delivered the EmployerOne Survey. This year, EmployerOne pivoted; we partnered with City of Hamilton Economic Development to develop and distribute the Business Impact Survey. This survey included workforce development question from our usual EmployerOne survey but also focused on the impacts businesses have endured through the global pandemic. Hamilton employers across all industries shared their hiring experience on the most in-demand jobs in Hamilton and highlighted recruitment, retention and skills concerns. This survey provides a snapshot of how local employers were fairing in the January 2020 labour market. This year 1,559 employers completed the EmployerOne Business Impact survey.
If you do one survey this year…this is the one to complete! On an annual basis Workforce Planning Hamilton uses the EmployerOne survey to take the pulse of the local labour market.
Why is EmployerOne Survey important?
EmployerOne is the most efficient way for Hamilton employers of all sizes and sectors to partner with WPH in building a strong workforce and prosperity for themselves, as well as for the community by sharing your individual business challenges and hiring plans for the future we capture a snapshot of labour market trends in Hamilton and share the feedback with community partners.
Who should complete EmployerOne?
All Hamilton employers and business owners are asked to complete the survey This includes: Dundas, Ancaster, Waterdown, Flamborough, Glanbrook and Stoney Creek employers. Your individual responses will be kept confidential. The survey is live until January 31, 2020.
Results for the 2018 EmployerOne Survey
Thanks to the 278 employers and organizations who completed the survey! Also, a huge thanks to our numerous partners who shared the survey out to their contacts. Our success is due, in large part, to your efforts.
This year saw an increase in completions.
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
- 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.
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.
- 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.