The Health Care and Social Assistance Services Sector provides services to individuals and households. This sector is engaged in providing health care by diagnosis and treatment, providing residential care for medical and social reasons, and providing social assistance, such as counselling, welfare, child protection, community housing and food services, vocational rehabilitation and child care, to those requiring such assistance. Examples include hospitals, nursing homes, palliative care agencies, home health care services, dentists and hygienists, doctors and medical specialists, physical therapists, social services, family planning centres, out-patient care centres and community care facilities.
Employer One is a workforce development survey of businesses in Prescott-Russell. Results were from 103 employers in the Health Care and Social Assistance Services Sector in PR as of May 20, 2015.
103 employers in the Health Care and Social Assistance Services Sector responded to the Employer One Survey
Over 28% indicate they will be hiring the coming year.
Employers rely on word of mouth, unsolicited resumes, and other rmethods to recruit new employees.
They indicate having some problem in finding suitable job candidates.
Health Care and Social Assistance Services employers value customer service, , written and verbal communication, dedication and motivation, the ability to work independently, and teamwork most highly.
Technical Skills are somewhat important to this employer.
- Of the 53 businesses who responded, 15 (28.3%) plan to hire in the next year.
Labour Force Supply
- While over 47% of 51 responding companies indicated they had hired in the past year, 8 (36.7%) of 22 responding companies indicated positions that were difficult to fill. Over 70% of employers indicated that the availability of workers locally was either good or excellent. This would indicate good labour market supply.
Hiring in the past year
|Occupational Groups where hiring took place in the past year||Hiring planned in the coming year|
|Occupational Group||Full Time||Part Time|
|Business, Finance and Administration||5||0||1||0||1|
|Education, Law or Social, Community & Government Service||1||0||2||0||0|
|Trades, Transport and Equipment Operators and Related Occupations||1||0||0||0||0|
|Natural and Applied Sciences and Related Occupations||0||0||0||0||0|
|Arts, Culture or Recreation||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sales and Service||0||0||0||0||0|
|Natural Resources, Agriculture and Related Production Occupations||0||0||0||0||0|
|Manufacturing or utilities||0||0||2||1||0|
|Occupations in demand between October 2013 and May 2015 in PR (# of positions)|
|Personal Support Worker||14||Receptionist||3|
|Cook||7||Community Health Officer||1|
|Night health aides||7||Dental Assistant||1|
|Dietary Aide||3||Registered Massage Therapist||1|
|Night Watch person||3||Sterilization Technician||1|
|How do you rank the availability of workers locally?||44||responses|
- Over 65% of employers rely on word of mouth, unsolicited resumes, and other methods to fill openings.
|What recruitment methods are used to fill open positions?|
|Word of Mouth||26||27.1%||On-site Job Posters||4||4.2%|
|Unsolicited Resumes||22||22.9%||Recruitment Agency||4||4.2%|
|Other||15||15.6%||Recruitment at Schools||2||2.1%|
|Online Job Board||11||11.5%||Job Fairs||0||0.0%|
|Company’s Website||7||7.3%||Newspaper Ads||0||0.0%|
- 34 of 43 or 79.1% of respondents supported the training of their workers.
|Technical Training Requirements (# of multiple responses)|
|Health & Safety||12||Medication Training||2|
|Housekeeping / Cook||7||Safe Food Handling||2|
|First Aid||5||Event Planning||1|
|Laboratory Techniques||4||Finances /Budgeting||1|
|Policy & Procedures||4||Health Equipment Training||1|
|Intervention Training||3||Report Writing||1|
|Reception Training||3||Routine for Clinic||1|
|Cash Register||2||Security Risk Evaluation||1|
|Essential Skill Requirements|
Source and Barriers to Training Existing Workers
- More than 41% of employers rely on on-the-job training for workforce development.
|Source of Training||No.||%||Barriers to training||No.||%|
|On the Job||58||41%||Awareness of training support||92||57%|
|Online||18||13%||Productivity Loss During Training||14||9%|
|University||11||8%||Distance to Travel for Training||13||8%|
|College||10||7%||Awareness of Existing Programs||8||5%|
|Vendor Specific||8||6%||Training not Available Locally||8||5%|
|Private Trainer||7||5%||Trained Employees Lost to Competitor||5||3%|
Top Competencies of Current and Future Workers
|Competency||Current Employees||Future Employees|
|Written and Verbal Communication||26||16.3%||19||12.0%|
|Dedication and Motivation (Work Ethic)||20||12.5%||19||12.0%|
|Self-motivated / Ability to work independently||17||10.6%||17||10.8%|
|Teamwork / Interpersonal Skills||15||9.4%||16||10.1%|
|Analytical Problem Solving||14||8.8%||14||8.9%|
|Willing to Learn||6||3.8%||13||8.2%|
|Creativity / Entrepreneurialism||1||0.6%||2||1.3%|