FAQ 8: Need Human Resources, Recruiting and/or Training Assistance?
Sooner or later in your growing business you are going to need to hire additional workers, and/or train them (or yourself) to take advantage of new opportunities and requirements. Whether you are just starting up a business or looking to make the one you have better, we can help you access local Human Resources, Recruiting and Training organizations to support your business needs.
Who Can Help?
SCOR Business Development Officer
The first step you should take is to contact our SCOR Business Development Officer. SCOR will be able to help get you started and point you in the right direction. All of our resources are available to you. Just contact us at: SCOR Economic Development Office.
Workforce Planning & Development Boards
There are 2 Workforce Planning & Development Boards in the SCOR. Both Boards can provide you with labour market information and recent regional human resources related studies. They can be excellent sources of information for employers of all sizes. Services offered by both organizations include:
- Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie (Brant and Norfolk)
- Elgin, Middlesex, Oxford Workforce Planning & Development Board (Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford)
Local Economic Development Offices
EDOs in SCOR can also provide you with information on the existing labour force and wage rates in their communities. They can also provide you with information which can assist your recruitment efforts, including owned and rental housing costs and availability.
Local Service Canada Offices
Service Canada has a number of services available to help employers recruit people with needed skills and to manage their human resources more effectively. There are several Service Canada offices within the SCOR Region to assist you. Please click your location below to contact the Service Canada Centre closest to you:
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Service Canada also has extensive on-line information about their programs and services geared towards assisting employers with their various requirements. These include information about:
- Hiring Employees
- Training Employees
- Managing Employees
- HR Planning
- Human Resources Management for Employers
Community Colleges in SCOR
Fanshawe College, Mohawk College and Conestoga College offer a wide range of training programs. Entrepreneurs and business owners can encourage their staff to upgrade their skills through college programs and through workplace-based training and apprenticeship. Recruitment of recent college graduates can also be facilitated by the colleges. For further information go to:
Fanshawe College which has campus locations in:
- Middlesex – London campus
- Elgin – St. Thomas campus
- Oxford – Tillsonburg and Woodstock campuses
- Norfolk – Simcoe campus
Mohawk College has a campus location in:
- Brant – Brantford campus
Conestoga College has a campus location in:
- Oxford – Ingersoll Campus
Other Services Provided in SCOR
Within SCOR there are other useful services to assist employers with their hiring , recruiting and other human resource needs. Please contact the following local organizations who may be of assistance to you:
Other Human Resources, Recruiting and Training Programs and Services
Ontario Government and Government of Canada programs and services that may be of assistance:
- Canada Business Ontario – Hiring and Managing Staff
- BDC – Human Resources Management
- Employment Ontario – Services for Employers and Local Office Locations
- OMAFRA Training Information
- OMAFRA Community Immigrant Retention in Rural Ontario (CIRRO)
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