2017 EmployerOne Employer Survey Results

2017 EmployerOne Employer Survey Results

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Every year, EmployerOne conducts a survey where they ask Ontario employers questions about the state of the labour market. The survey is conducted in January and the results for 2016-2017 were recently released. These surveys were completed by employers across Ontario and feature information on hires, separation, hard-to-fill positions and the expectations for the next year.

We’ve complied some of the most interesting findings for Hamilton and Bruce County.

Bruce County Hamilton
Employers included in survey 633 238
Hires
  • 73% of employers made at least one hire in 2016
  • 64% of employers plan to hire in 2017
  • 87% of employers made at least one hire in 2016
  • 71% of employers plan to hire in 2017
Hires in 2016
  • Full-time: 53%
  • Part-time: 16%
  • Contract/seasonal: 31%
  • Paid co-op: 2%
  • Full-time: 30%
  • Part-time: 26%
  • Contract/seasonal: 41%
  • Paid co-op: 4%
Separations 62% of employers had at least one separation in 2016 74% of employers had at least one separation in 2016
Nature of separation
  • Quit: 53%
  • Layoff: 20%
  • Dismissal: 15%
  • Retirement: 7%
  • Other: 5%
  • Quit: 70%
  • Dismissal: 22%
  • Retirement: 11%
  • Layoff: 5%
Growth Occupations
  • Sales
  • Labourers
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Cooks/Chefs
  • Retail
  • Housekeepers
  • Production Workers
  • General office workers
  • Labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities
  • Professional occupations in nursing
  • Other construction trades
Hard-to-fill positions 47% of employers had at least one hard-to-fill position 49% of employers had at least one hard-to-fill position
Industries with hard-to-fill positions
  • Transportation and Warehousing
  • Construction
  • Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Construction
  • Transportation and Warehousing
  • Manufacturing
Why were positions hard to fill?
  1. Not enough applicants
  2. Lack of motivation, attitude or interpersonal ability
  3. Lack of qualifications
  4. Lack of experience
  5. Lack of technical skills
  1. Not enough applicants
  2. Lack of technical skills
  3. Lack of qualifications
Recruitment methods
  1. Word of mouth
  2. Online job boards/postings
  3. Social media
  4. Newspaper ads
  5. Company’s own internet site
  1. Online job boards/postings
  2. Word of mouth
  3. Company’s own internet site
  4. Social media
  5. Government employment centres or websites

For more information, view the full reports here:

If you need help with hiring, get in touch with our Business Development Unit by filling out a contact form or contacting BDU@vpi-inc.com.

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