War for Talent

Building A Better Workforce

Attracting the right people is one of your biggest challenges and a key to the success of your business.

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce reports that 28% of employers are having trouble filling job vacancies. The information covered during The War for Talent event provided insight as to why this situation may exist and more importantly, information that employers need to manager their business and build on the success they have already have achieved. Overcoming the “skills mismatch”, responding to “emerging trends” and developing a “productive workplace culture” for your business - every business has a stake in the supply of a workforce with skills that will contribute to the productivity of their company.

The Workforce Planning Board would like to acknowledge the generous support of The Regional Municipality of York and the City of Markham in the planning and execution of this event.

The Great Canadian Skills Mismatch

 "The Great Canadian Skills Mismatch: People Without Jobs, Jobs Without People and MORE"

Dr. Rick Miner, the president of Miner and Miner Ltd; a management consulting firm that focuses on current changes, problems and their solutions to the labour market in Canada. Dr. Miner is the former president of Seneca College in York Region from 2001 to 2009. He has recently published his analysis - “The Great Canadian Skills Mismatch: People Without Jobs, Jobs Without People and MORE” in March 2014... Download Pdf (2.4Mb)

VIDEOS TO WATCH

Max Valliquette

ELC Panel 2

ELC Panel 1