Needs assessment

Conducting an Organizational Needs Assessment – Interview with Sue Folinsbee, consultant [Video – 1:35] (2012)

In this video, educational consultant Sue Folinsbee explains how an organizational needs assessment provides the framework for a workplace education initiative.

She describes the assessment as a “big picture planning tool” involving consultation with all levels of the workforce. It provides information not just about skill levels within the workforce, but also about the organizational climate and culture.

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2014-03-10

Client Booklet: Numeracy – Level 2 (2013)

This booklet is part of a tool developed by HRSDC, now called Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), that can be used to better understand the Essential Skills (ES) needed in the workplace. It is designed for use by a client to assess skills in numeracy at Level 1 complexity.

The booklet begins with a discussion of the meaning of numeracy, and instructions for doing the assessment.

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2013-12-18

Assessor's Booklet: Numeracy – Level 2 (2013)

This booklet is part of a tool developed by HRSDC, now called Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), that can be used to better understand Essential Skills (ES) needed for the workplace, and to help identify ES strengths and areas for improvement.

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2013-12-13

Client Booklet: Numeracy – Level 1 (2013)

This booklet is designed for use by an employment counselling client to assess skills in numeracy at Level 1 complexity. It is part of a tool, developed by HRSDC, now called Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), to ensure workers have the Essential Skills to get the job done, and to inform training and career decisions.

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2013-12-06

Assessor's Booklet: Numeracy – Level 1 (2013)

This document is part of a tool developed by HRSDC, now called Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), to promote understanding of the Essentials Skills needed in the workplace, and to guide decisions about careers and training.

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2013-11-25

Client's Booklet: Writing – Level 2 (2013)

This document is part of a tool, developed by HRSDC, now called Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), that can be used to better understand Essential Skills (ES) needed for the workplace, and to help identify ES strengths and areas for improvement. Specifically, this booklet is designed for use by an employment counselling client to assess skill in writing at Level 2 complexity.

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2013-11-22

Building Essential Skills in the Workplace: Producing “Productivity through People” at Minas Basin Pulp & Power Company Limited (2005)

Minas Basin Pulp & Power’s Workplace Education Program (WEP) is helping the company meet the challenges of new technology and a changing economy.

Founded in 1927 in Hantsport, Nova Scotia, Minas Basin Pulp & Power produces a variety of paperboard products.

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2013-11-21

Assessor's Booklet: Writing – Level 2 (2013)

This booklet is part of a tool developed by HRSDC, now called Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), designed to increase awareness of the Essential Skills (ES) needed in the workplace and to help practitioners conduct informal ES needs assessments for their clients.

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2013-11-14

Client's Booklet – Writing – Level 1 (2013)

This booklet is part of a tool developed by HRSDC, now called Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), to promote understanding of the Essential Skills (ES) needed for the workplace, and to help identify ES strengths and areas for improvement. Specifically, it is designed for use by an employment-counselling client to assess skill in writing at Level 1 complexity.

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2013-11-08

Assessor's Booklet: Writing – Level 1 (2013)

This booklet is part of a tool, developed by HRSDC, now called Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), to help ensure that workers have the Essential Skills to get the job done.

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2013-11-01

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