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How to hire the right person: Part 2 – Job Description [Video - 3:06] (2013)

In this video, the second in a five-part series about the hiring process, the focus is on preparing a job description.

The narrator offers tips for clarifying the description by determining what tasks will be included in the job; which skills the successful candidate needs; and what training the employer is prepared to offer. The video includes a link to a downloadable Essential Skills activity sheet to help with the task.

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2013-08-28

How to hire the right person: Part 1 - Introduction [Video - 3:33] (2013)

This is the first in a five-part series of videos designed to help employers find and hire the right employee. It offers both an overview of the series and some general advice on the hiring process.

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2013-08-21

How to hire the right person: A Guide for Employers (2013)

This guide has been designed to help employers manage the process of finding and hiring the right person for a job.

In their introduction, the authors note that hiring the right person will help an organization grow, while hiring the wrong person can cost both time and money. To hire the right person, it is important to allow enough time, and to use a sound approach to hiring.

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2013-08-13

The SCALES Essential Skills Job Posting Tool (2012)

This tool was developed through the SCALES (Supporting the Canadian Advancement of Literacy and Essential Skills) project, a three-year initiative designed to develop resources to help career practitioners incorporate a Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) approach into their work.

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2013-06-13

Material Handler – Essential Skills Training (2011)

Based on the job profile for a material handler, this occupational curriculum is designed to help learners prepare for entry-level positions in the workforce. Material handlers are responsible for moving, loading, and unloading goods, and may be employed by transportation companies and storage and moving firms, or in factories and warehouses.

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2012-10-01

Public Works and Maintenance Labourers – Essential Skills Training (2012)

The objective of this occupational curriculum, which is based on the job profile for public works and maintenance labourers, is to help learners prepare for entry-level positions in the workforce.

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2012-04-02

Essential Skills Profiles: Top 50 Entry-Level Jobs in Canada (2011)

This document, published by Kingston Literacy & Skills, is a resource that links literacy practitioners, case managers, employment counsellors, assessors, employers, and lower-skill clients within the framework of Essential Skills.

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2011-05-31

Building Skills for a Safe Workplace: Competency Management at Keyera Energy (2009)

Keyera Energy provides services and products to oil and gas producers in western Canada, and markets related products throughout North America.

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2010-11-23

Developing Job Descriptions in Ontario's Community Literacy Agencies (2010)

The authors of this document note that each position in a literacy organization, whether paid or volunteer, should have a written job description that clearly states the responsibilities and key expectations for that position.

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2010-07-27

How municipal workplaces are tackling the issues (2009)

Fact Sheet 3

The CAMA Literacy and Essential Skills in Municipal Workplaces Project has developed a six-part series of fact sheets on workplace literacy and essential skills. The fact sheets are:

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2009-11-18

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