eos_web_shortEmployers will, once again, have their say in January 2017!

For the third year in a row, employers in Chatham-Kent will have a voice to share their workforce needs. The Chatham-Kent Workforce Planning Board is gathering information from as many businesses and organizations in Chatham-Kent as possible, regardless of the size of their workforce, including the self-employed.

The EmployerOne Survey, undertaken through the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development’s “Local Board” program, is designed to get detailed local labour market information while respecting the employer’s confidentiality and limited time.

In order for the survey to be effective, the CKWPB needs the employers in the area to participate. Organizations interested in participating are asked to complete and return the attached Memorandum of Understanding. The MOU is not a commitment to anything but simply gives CKWPB permission to send the organization more information and a link to the survey once it is live.

The survey will be available from January 2, 2017 to January 31, 2017, and can be completed online, via paper format, in person, or over the phone with the support of CKWPB staff.

Last year feedback was received by all local boards involved in the project, and collective action was taken to address the points raised by employers. The survey has been streamlined for time and ease of completion while maintaining the integrity of the data collection.

Local labor market data is difficult to come by at the Chatham-Kent level.  This survey enables employers in Chatham-Kent to have a hand in supplying reliable local labour market information that will help guide and develop our workforce.

The data collected will be reflective of what happened in organizations during the 2016 calendar year.

If you are an employer and would like more information on how to participate, please contact the Chatham-Kent Workforce Planning Board at ckworkforce@chatham-kent.ca, or call 519-436-3299.