That was just one interesting finding in the 2015 Workforce Planning Hamilton annual survey of local employers. This year, the EmployerOne survey was fully completed by 144 employers and their answers help researchers better understand the local labour market and its specific needs such as current and future hiring needs, skill and educational requirements, recruitment difficulties, and other labour market challenges. 73 percent of employers said they found new hires through word of mouth, personal contacts and informal networks. 61 percent cited online job postings, 44 percent found employees through the company’s own website. Unsolicited resumes and social media were the least frequently used at 35 percent each.
More than three quarters of the jobs reported were full time, 15 percent were part-time and 7 percent were contract jobs. 45 percent of employers predicted they would expand their workforce this year, only 5 percent forecast declines.

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