Human Resources and Social Development Canada

Workplace Check-up (2005)

Guide for Employers and Employees

The Workplace Checkup document is a tool that employers can use to gather employee feedback on essential skills in the workplace. The information collected will provide employers with a better understanding of the training needs of their organization. This tool also gives employees the opportunity to provide information about their skills and the availability of training in the workplace.

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2008-04-16

Workplace Survey (2005)

The Workplace Survey document is a tool designed to help employers identify potential essential skills issues or areas of strength in the workplace. The statements included in this tool are divided into nine sections, one for each of the nine essential skills (reading, numeracy, document use, continuous learning, writing, oral communication, thinking, working with others, computer use).

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2008-04-16

Living and Learning (2006)

Essential Skills Success Stories

Taking time to work on Essential Skills often leads to success in the workplace and at home. It offers workers a bright future, while greatly improving day-to-day life. Essential Skills help people to carry out different tasks, give them a starting point for learning other skills, and help them adjust to change. This booklet includes six real stories about Canadian workers who have taken time to work on their Essential Skills.

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2008-04-15

Defining Essential Skills (2005)

In this short document prepared by Human Resources and Social Development Canada, the nine Essential Skills are defined and explained. Information on these nine skills - reading, writing, numeracy, document use, oral communication, computer use, continuous learning, thinking, and working with others - is presented in table format. In addition a definition, typical applications and a workplace example of each skill is provided.

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2008-04-11

Document Use Indicator (2005)

A Guide for Employers and Employees

The Document Use Indicator is a tool that can be used by employers to learn more about the document use skills of their employees. It gives an indication of skill levels by providing ten examples of Level 1 and Level 2 assessment questions. The questions duplicate actual workplace tasks performed in a variety of occupations, but they do not require specialized knowledge to be correctly answered.

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2008-04-08

Training Activities (2005)

This short guide is designed to help employers incorporate essential skills into workplace training. The essential skills include thinking, working with others, document use, oral communication, reading, writing, numeracy, continuous learning, and computer use. Activities that focus on each of these nine skills are provided. They can be used in formal or informal training to help employees improve their essential skills.

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2008-04-04

Hiring Checklist (2005)

Human Resources and Social Development Canada has designed this hiring checklist to help employers determine if a candidate has the skills required for the position being filled. This tool is based on the following essential skills: reading, document use, numeracy, writing, oral communication, working with others, thinking, computer use and continuous learning.

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2008-04-04
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