Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC)

Digital Skills Research: Interview with Natalie Frank, Manager, OLES – Literature review & framework [Audio – 6:00] (2011)

In this segment of a podcast series developed by the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES) of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), the focus is on research related to digital literacy.

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2012-03-13

Digital Skills Research: Interview with Natalie Frank, Manager, OLES – Research objectives [Audio – 2:50] (2011)

This audio file is part of a podcast series developed by the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES), part of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC).

In it, the manager of the policy and research group within OLES describes the start of a research project aimed at helping to update the computer use element of the Essential Skills framework.

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2012-03-07

Developing Partnerships to support Literacy and Essential Skills (2009)

This brief document provides tools for organizations that want to develop effective partnerships for supporting Literacy and Essential Skills (LES).

The authors set out a four-step process: define partnership goals; identify potential partners; build a successful partnership; and maintain that partnership. There are tips and checklists to help focus and clarify each step of the process.

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2012-03-07

Communication Essentials: Oral Communication Skills Workshop (2008)

This presentation, designed for a workshop on oral communication, provides an overview of the subject as both a skill in itself and as one of the nine Essential Skills.

It includes lists of factors that can help or hinder communication; reasons for studying communication; pointers about culture and communication; and diagrams illustrating the complexity of group communication.

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2012-03-01

Intro to Podcast Series - Interview with Sylvie Morissette - Manager, OLES [Audio - 2:25] (2011)

This brief audio file introduces a series of podcasts developed by the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES) of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC).

In this segment, the manager of the Essential Skills profiles group in OLES explains that podcasts give the listener the option of choosing which segments they want to hear, an important consideration when time is short.

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2012-02-27

Essential Skills: Worth the Investment [Video - 7:31] (2011)

Find out how investing in essential skills training will help you meet the challenges of an increasingly digital workplace

This video uses real Canadian companies to show that investing in employees’ Essential Skills development makes good business sense.

Prepared by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), the video features interviews with representatives from companies in a variety of fields, including trucking, automotive service, sheet-metal fabrication, and printing.

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2011-12-09

Document Use Indicator - A Guide for Employers (2009)

This document has been designed to help employers learn more about the document use skills of their employees by providing examples of Level 1 and Level 2 assessment questions. The goal is to help employers determine the skill levels employees bring to the workplace; identify current training needs; and improve workplace training by targeting specific skill areas for improvement.

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2011-09-02

Numeracy Indicator - A Guide for Employers (2009)

The authors of this document have provided a series of Level 1 and Level 2 assessment questions to help employers learn more about the numeracy skills of their employees. This tool can help employers determine employees’ existing skill levels; identify training needs; and focus workplace training to target specific areas that need improvement.

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2011-09-02

Reading Indicator - A Guide for Employers (2009)

The goal of this document is to help employers learn more about the reading skills of their employees by providing examples of Level 1 and Level 2 assessment questions. Using this tool allows employers to obtain information about the skills employees bring to the workplace; identify current employees’ training needs; and improve workplace training to target specific skill areas for improvement.

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2011-09-02

Essential Skills to Get Ahead [Video - 2:22] (2011)

Learn how Essential Skills can help you adapt and succeed at work

This animated video, about two and a half minutes long, shows how a workplace problem can be solved by viewing it from the perspective of Essential Skills.

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2011-07-05

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