There are many ways employers can attract, retain and enable women to work– encouraging mentorship, agreeing on flexible work arrangements, and leading diversity & inclusion efforts are just a few.
Workforce Collective has implemented a new tool for residents of the Niagara region to take advantage of: the Job Seeker / Employer Portal.
To live in a thriving economy powered by a healthy workforce calls for new ways of thinking and doing. Design Labs help us do just that. Design Labs follow a proven problem-solving process known as Design Thinking. Through this process, we’re exploring solutions to some of the most complex issues within our workforce.
As we wrap up 2022 and ease into 2023, we’re taking the time to celebrate, reflect, and integrate our learning from the year into our goals for the future. We’re most grateful to the people that partnered and engaged with us and those who are behind why we do this work.
Like many women and working mothers who are more likely to experience burnout, Melanie Sodka began to suffer the mental and physical health symptoms of overwhelm. Her doctor prescribed her time off from work around the same time that she received a Top 40 Under 40 Award, praising her contributions to work and community. This paradox led her to deeply reflect on how “hard work” all too often leads to “overwork”, and begin to cultivate a healthier relationship to work.
Why now? Why us?
After decades of observing workforce trends, listening to employers and navigating employment systems as Niagara Workforce Planning Board, we’re committing to taking action to address the issues we’ve learned about.
We’re a hub for developing collaborative solutions and nurturing new ways of thinking and doing for a better workforce. We have become Workforce Collective.
Niagara Workforce Planning Board is changing its name.
This “Working for People + Planet” series features employers who are doing good for employees and the earth. From organic farms to engineering for renewable energy to human-centered workforce development — we believe these employers are leading the way for our new economy.
After her high school experience was derailed by the pandemic, Felicia found a unique work opportunity for youth that helped get her back on the career track (and find her way to joining the Niagara Workforce Planning Board/Workforce Collective team!)
In this article, we share recommendations to help craft employee attraction and retention strategies, informed by conversations with local employers, local data, and other insightful research.
We are collecting data to better understand who is looking for work and what kind of opportunities jobseekers are searching for. This data is completely anonymous and non-personally identifiable.