Are you looking to hire new people or wondering how to best retain your work force? There is now a new resource available for that.
The District of Squamish Economic Development Office has launched a new resource to provide practical tools to help local businesses find and retain employees in Squamish.
The Squamish Hiring and Retention Guide include local employment and job posting data to identify and address local hiring challenges. It also provides an overview of the Squamish workforce.
The Economic Development Office surveyed local businesses and found that finding employees was one of the biggest challenge facing local companies.
With that in mind, this guide is intended to address local hiring challenges by empowering businesses with knowledge about our workforce, along as provide practical ideas to support hiring and retention.
The interactive, data-packed guide looks at Squamish residents’ commuting patterns by industry, top local jobs posted, compensation data for Squamish, Vancouver and Whistler, and practical recruitment and retention tips for local businesses.
Data collection was funded through a grant received from the Province of British Columbia in collaboration with the Squamish Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Squamish.
To build this report, the economic development office used data from a variety of sources, such as Statistics Canada Census, employment data from EMSI Analyst and statistics from the job posting scraping tool, Talent Neuron.
The EDO also worked with subject matter experts Niagara Workforce Planning Board and WorkBC to assist in data collection for this report.
Going forward, the economic development office will continue toupdate and refresh this report as new data becomes available.