Job retention

Fact Sheet: The Adult with Learning Disabilities and Employment (2011)

In this brief document, the authors note that the formal identification and disclosure of the presence of a learning disability can benefit both the employee, by helping him keep a job, and the employer, by reducing costly staff turnover.

The authors describe signs that an employee may have a learning disability, including performance inconsistency; communication confusion; poor coordination; and difficulty concentrating.

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2013-06-10

Augmented Education: Effectiveness of a new employment training and support model for people with mental illness (2009)

This report describes the findings of a study aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of an augmented education program in helping individuals with mental illnesses graduate from college, and find and keep jobs over a two-year period.

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2012-12-07

Essential Skills in the Workplace: What's in it for you? (2011)

This brief document, prepared by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), is designed to make employers aware of how investing in Essential Skills can help improve productivity, employee retention, and workplace morale.

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2012-11-21

Employer's Roadmap to Hiring and Retaining Internationally Trained Workers (2010)

The authors of this guide, which is designed for anyone involved in the hiring process at small- and medium-sized businesses, begin by pointing out that internationally trained workers can help ease some of Canada’s shortages of skilled labour.

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2012-11-19

Strategies and best practices for the recruitment, retention and employment of older workers in the construction industry (2011)

The Construction Sector Council (CSC) has forecasted that growth in the sector and the retirement of workers will put pressure on the labour force and affect the availability of workers over the long term. To meet demand for these highly skilled workers, the construction industry must maximize all available labour pools including youth, women, First Nations, immigrants, and older workers.

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2012-11-14

Older Workers as Important Labour Force Participants (2011)

A Discussion Paper

Canada faces shortages of skilled workers in many sectors. This discussion paper examines the potential for easing those shortages by improving the rates of retention and re‐engagement of older workers.

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2012-09-05

Employee Retention, Labour Turnover and Knowledge Transfer (2004)

A Report from the Round Table Discussions with Selected Employment Groups

This report, commissioned by the Canadian Plastics Sector Council (CPSC), provides an analysis of best practices in worker retention and knowledge transfer strategies. It contains both a review of the literature on best practices and a number of case studies of best practices in Canadian plastics manufacturing firms.

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2012-02-07

Phased-In Retirement Options Needed for Skill Shortage Challenge (2003)

A CLBC Commentary

Phased-in retirement is really a catch phrase that can include special assignments, mentoring, job sharing, and end to shift work, reduced hours and telecommuting. Unfortunately, the tax, pension and paperwork implications of these accommodations pose barriers that can translate into inertia.

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2007-07-25

CanadaWorks! (1998)

2nd Edition

CanadaWorks! focuses on employability skills and knowledge that will help learners focus on experiences that come after getting a job. This is a classroom resource that can be integrated into curriculum that is already developed for learners based on an assessment of their workplace literacy needs.

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2007-06-12

Workforce Profile of the Manufacturing Sector (2004)

Profile Summary

This workforce profile of the manufacturing sector provides an overview of current workforce demographics and lists a number of areas where action might be taken to address the critical human resource issues of retention recruitment and skills development. The profile draws upon two primary data sources, the 2003 Labour Force Survey and the 2001 Census of Canada.

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2007-04-18

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