Retaining employees in the skilled trades

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Author: Callegher, Jon; Millard, Benjamin; Langschmidt, Ted


This report on how to improve recruitment and retention of youth in the construction industry in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) shows there is a high level of job satisfaction among workers, but significant challenges still remain. The research was commissioned by the Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON), with support from the Ontario government. Job Talks, a firm specializing in work-related research, conducted an online survey of 412 skilled trades workers. The primary objective of this study was to explore ideas for improving retention and recruitment of employees in...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Workforce development; Industry; Employment

Keywords: Labour shortage; Skill shortage; Recruitment; Survey; Job satisfaction; Labour turnover; Promotion of employment; Career awareness; Perception; Skilled worker; Apprenticeable occupation; Workforce planning; Recommendations

Geographic subjects: Canada; North America

Published: Vaughan, Ontario: Residential Construction Council of Ontario, 2019

Physical description: 82 p.

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Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 139.279

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