The Professional, Technical and Education Services Sector supplies services to individuals and businesses. This sector is primarily engaged in activities in which human capital is the major input. These establishments make available the knowledge and skills of their employees, often on an assignment basis. Examples include legal services industries, accounting and related services industries, architectural, engineering and related services industries, surveying and mapping services industries, design services industries, management, scientific and technical consulting services industries, scientific research and development services industries, and advertising services industries.
Employer One is a workforce development survey of businesses in Prescott-Russell. Results were from 165 employers in the Professional, Technical and Education Services Sector in PR as of May 20, 2015.
165 employers in the Professional, Technical and Education Services Sector responded to the Employer One Survey
29% indicate they will be hiring the coming year.
Employers rely on word of mouth, their companies’ website, unsolicited resumes and other methods to recruit new employees.
They indicate little problem in finding suitable job candidates.
Professional, Technical and Education Services employers value customer service, written and verbal communication, analytical problem solving, the ability to work independently, and dedication and motivation most highly.
Technical Skills are of importance to this employer.
- Of the 127 businesses who responded, 38 (29%) plan to hire in the next year.
Labour Force Supply
- While over 35% of 117 responding companies indicated they had hired in the past year, 11 (29%) of 38 responding companies indicated positions that were difficult to fill. Over 80% 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|
|Trades, Transport and Equipment Operators and Related Occupations||18||4||3||5||22|
|Manufacturing or utilities||15||0||0||0||16|
|Business, Finance and Administration||9||1||2||1||7|
|Education, Law or Social, Community & Government Service||8||0||8||0||9|
|Sales and Service||3||0||0||0||3|
|Natural and Applied Sciences and Related Occupations||1||0||0||0||1|
|Arts, Culture or Recreation||1||3||0||15||16|
|Natural Resources, Agriculture and Related Production Occupations||0||0||0||0||0|
Occupations in demand between October 2013 and May 2015 in PR (# of positions)
|Technician||7||Assistant Fire Chief||1|
|Law clerk||3||Job Counsellor||1|
|Administrative Assistant||3||Drafts Person||1|
|Summer Camp Monitor||2||Marketing||1|
|How do you rank the availability of workers locally?||92||responses|
- Nearly 62% of employers rely on word of mouth, their companies’ website, unsolicited resumes and other methods to fill openings.
|What recruitment methods are used to fill open positions?|
|Word of Mouth||35||34.0%||On-site Job Posters||5||4.9%|
|Company’s Website||16||15.5%||Recruitment at Schools||3||2.9%|
|Unsolicited Resumes||12||11.7%||Recruitment Agency||3||2.9%|
|Employment Centres||9||8.7%||Job Fairs||0||0.0%|
|Online Job Board||8||7.8%|
- 53 of 84 or 63.1% of respondents supported the training of their workers.
|Technical Training Requirements (# of multiple responses)|
|Health and Safety||13||Bookkeeping||1|
|Computer Literacy||8||Building Code Training||1|
|Customer Service||8||Day Care / Summer Camp||1|
|CPR / First Aid||7||Drilling||1|
|Policy & Procedures||7||Emergency Training||1|
|Mechanical Repair Training||5||Equipment Handling||1|
|Administration||3||Fork Lift and Rigging||1|
|Fall Arrest||3||HVAC Training||1|
|Heavy Equipment Training||3||Medical Assistance||1|
|Legal Training||3||Municipal Management||1|
|Production Training||3||Order & Dispatch Training||1|
|Project Management||3||Public Health Training||1|
|Electrical Levels||2||Soft Plan Program Training||1|
|Tax Law Updates||2||Teacher’s Aide Training||1|
|Accessibility for Disabled||1||Traffic Control||1|
|Essential Skill Requirements|
|Writing & Communications skills||2||Leadership||1|
|Time Management||1||Team Work||1|
Source and Barriers to Training Existing Workers
- Over 43% of employers rely on on-the-job training for workforce development.
|Source of Training||No.||%||Barriers to training||No.||%|
|On the Job||64||43.8%||Awareness of training support||92||46.7%|
|College||22||15.1%||Productivity Loss During Training||24||12.2%|
|Vendor Specific||9||6.2%||Distance to Travel for Training||15||7.6%|
|Private Trainer||9||6.2%||Awareness of Existing Programs||14||7.1%|
|Online||8||5.5%||Training not Available Locally||14||7.1%|
|University||3||2.1%||Trained Employees Lost to Competitor||3||1.5%|
Top Competencies of Current and Future Workers
|Competency||Current Employees||Future Employees|
|Written and Verbal Communication||38||12.7%||39||12.7%|
|Analytical Problem Solving||34||11.3%||36||11.7%|
|Self-motivated / Ability to work independently||33||11.0%||29||9.4%|
|Dedication and Motivation (Work Ethic)||30||10.0%||29||9.4%|
|Teamwork / Interpersonal Skills||25||8.3%||30||9.7%|
|Willing to Learn||15||5.0%||18||5.8%|
|Creativity / Entrepreneurialism||6||2.0%||8||2.6%|