A community-wide business survey will help employers plan their future workforce. EmployerONE will also help our community address any skills, training, education and labour gaps identified by employers.
The survey will be conducted January 1 to 31 in Brantford, Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk, Six Nations and New Credit. All employers will be encouraged to fill out the yearly survey, which focuses on their workforce and human resource issues, needs and challenges.
“We all want to ensure employers have access to a strong labour supply so they can continue to grow and prosper,” said Jill Halyk, executive director of the Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie. “EmployerONE gives employers a voice to tell the community about the issues they’re facing and their hiring needs.” (NOTE: Can attribute this quote to your spokesperson or make up own)
Halyk added that the survey is a key tool to identify workforce issues that the community can try to respond to. “Hearing directly from employers gives us a chance to address issues before they become big problems.”
EmployerONE is a collaborative survey supported by 30 organizations, including business, employment, education, workforce and economic development groups. The Workforce Planning Board will carry out the survey, analyze the results and share the findings back to businesses and the community.
“Employers told us they’re tired of receiving multiple surveys from different organizations,” Halyk said. “As a community, we’ve listened and have developed a collaborative survey that employers will only be asked to do each January.”
The survey is open to all employers with paid staff, from small to large in employee size, and across all sectors of the local economy, including non-profit and community organizations.
Employers only have to fill EmployerONE in once, even if they receive it from more than one organization. The time needed to complete the survey will depend on the employer’s size, anywhere from 15 minutes for small ones to an hour or more for large ones. Employers can save answers as they go along, returning later to complete the survey.