Identifying Qualified Workforce Challenges
1.

COMPANY OVERVIEW

Please identify your primary industry:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advertising/Marketing
Agriculture
Banking
Construction
Education
Engineering
Financial Management
Food Processing
Health Care
Hospitality
Information Technology
Law / Legal Service
Manufacturing
Non-Profit Organization
Professional Services
Public Administration
Real Estate
Restaurant / Food Service
Retail
Transportation
Other  
2.

How many employees do you have?

 

1-5
6-10
11-20
21-30
31-50
51-100
Greater than 100
3.

Do any of your employees work outside of Butte County?

 

 

 

 

 

Yes (In the comment box below, please indicate how many and where outside of the county they work.)
No
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4.

WORKFORCE QUALIFICATIONS

For an entry level position at your company, which of the following is mandatory?

 

 

 

 

 

High school diploma / GED
Some college
College degree
Certificate of training
None of the above
5.

Would you be willing to hire a candidate with a knowledge/educational base but with limited experience?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes - Please include your name and contact information in the box below if you would like us to follow up with you (optional)
No - Please explain why not in the comment box below
Don't Know
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6.

Rank the following from 1-5 in accordance with the largest skill gap to the smallest that you experience within your current workforce.

 

 

 

 

 


(1 = Largest Skill Gap, 5 = Smallest Skill Gap)
 
Tier 1 - Personal Effectiveness
Tier 2 - Academic Requirements
Tier 3 - Workplace Requirements
Tier 4 - Industry-wide Skills
Tier 5 - Industry-specific Skills
7.

Rank the following categories from 1-9 within Tier 1 (Personal Effectiveness) from most important to least in your current workforce.

 

 

 

 


(1 = Most Important, 9 = Least Important)
 
Interpersonal Skills
Communication & Conflict
Integrity
Professionalism
Motivation
Dependability & Reliability
Self-Development
Flexibility & Adaptability
Ability to Learn
8.

Rank the following categories from 1-6 within Tier 2 (Academic Requirements) from most important to least in your current workforce.

 

 

 

 


(1 = Most Important, 6 = Least Important)
 
Mathematics
Reading
Writing
Listening
Speaking
Critical Analytical Thinking
9.

Rank the following categories from 1-10 within Tier 3 (Workplace Requirements) from most important to least in your current workforce.

 

 

 

 

 


(1 = Most Important, 10 = Least Important)
 
Project Management
People Management
Business Fundamentals
Team Work
Following Directions
Planning, Organizing & Scheduling
Problem Solving & Decision Making
Process Mapping
Work with tools (mechanical)
Working with Technology
10.

Rank the following categories from 1-5 within Tier 4 (Industry-wide Skills) from most important to least in your current workforce.

 

 

 

 


(1 = Most Important, 5 = Least Important)
 
Industry Principles and Concepts
Safety Awareness & Compliance
Environmental Laws & Regulations (Please list specific regulations in the comment box below)
Quality Control & Continuous Improvement (Please indicate one or all of the following in the comment box below: ISO 9000; Lean-Enterprise; Six Sigma; TQM; Other)
Troubleshooting
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11.

In the box below, please list Industry-specific skills related to your workforce development needs:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12.

WORKFORCE OPPORTUNITIES

Do you currently have a professional development and/or career-pathing process in place for your employees?

 

 

 

 

 

Yes
No
Don't Know
13.

If you responded "No" to question 12, what are the barriers to developing a process (check all that apply):

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time
Finances
Staff
Other  
14.

WORKFORCE TRAINING & EDUCATION

From the list below, please select the subsidized programs you are aware of:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employment Training Panel (% of expenses are reimbursed to employer)
Alliance For Workforce Development Programs (Youth program, internships, on the job training, incumbent worker training)
Butte County Work Experience Program
None of these
15.

What is your training budget per year?

 

 

 

$0 - No formal training and/or on-the-job training only
Less than $5,000
$5,001 - $15,000
$15,001 - $25,000
$25,001 - $50,000
$50,001 - $100,000
$100,000+
16.

Are CEUs (Continuing Education Units) required by your industry?

 

 

 

 

 

 

No
Yes (Please indicate required CEUs in the box below)
Don't Know
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17.

If you answered "Yes" to question 16 please indicate in the comment box below where you go to obtain CEUs:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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18.

WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT

Does your workplace have current job descriptions on file?

 

 

 

 

Yes
No
Don't Know
19.

Do you currently employee an HR professional?

 

 

Yes
No
Don't Know
20.

WORKFORCE GROWTH

If funding was available to pay the labor rate for a specific time period for a candidate who may only hold 50-70% of the skills required for the job, would you be willing to train and hire this candidate?  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes
No (Please explain why not in the box below)
Don't Know
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21.

Would you be able to create new jobs if current employees acquired new skills or upgraded existing skills?  

 

 

 

Yes (Please list the new or upgraded skills in the box below)
No
Don't Know
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22.

If you answered "Yes" to the above question, how many new jobs would be created within 1 year?

 

 

 

 

1-3
4-7
8-10
11+
23.

Please include contact information for follow-up from the experts (optional):

 

 

 


First Name:
Last Name:
Company Name:
Work Phone:
Email Address:
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