Productivity

The Importance of Signalling in Job Placement and Promotion (2006)

Research Paper

In economics, “signalling” refers to the idea that one party conveys some information about himself to another party. For example, in the job market, a potential employee sends out signals about his abilities by acquiring certain education credentials, which the employer assumes are a signal that the potential employee has greater ability.

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2013-10-02

The Economic Benefits of Literacy: Evidence and Implications for Public Policy (2009)

This report provides an overview of how economists think about literacy, and what the available evidence suggests about the economic value of literacy.

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2013-09-17

Investing in Skills for Nova Scotia in the 21st Century (2009)

In this short document, the authors make the case for investing in lifelong learning in order to build a secure economic future in Nova Scotia.

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2013-09-16

The Longitudinal Return on Investment on Training to Support Innovation in the Workplace (2010)

This document outlines a project undertaken to determine the cumulative return on investment that diverse types of workplace training provide with respect to profitability, labour productivity, probability of innovation, and the intensity of innovation in the workplace.

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2013-07-31

A Roundtable for Action [Video – 1:26] (2013)

This short video features some of the highlights of a roundtable forum held in Toronto, Ontario, in March 2013.

Hosted by ABC Life Literacy Canada, the roundtable brought together educators, service providers, and representatives of major employers like Boeing Technology and TD Bank Group to discuss ways that workforce and workplace literacy and essential skills training can help combat the growing skills shortage in Canada.

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2013-07-25

Learning in the Workplace: A literature review (2012)

The primary purpose of this report is to summarize the literature on workplace learning in provincial, national, and international contexts, and to provide a set of recommendations about what New Brunswick employers could do to transform their workplaces into learning organizations.

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2013-07-19

Investing in Upskilling: Gains for Individuals, Employers and Government - Summary Quebec (2012)

This summary report is part of a project carried out for the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN), exploring the relationship between literacy and income.

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2013-06-25

Investing in Upskilling: Gains for Individuals, Employers and Government - Summary New Brunswick (2012)

This report is part of a project that examines the relationship between literacy and income. It was undertaken for the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN).

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2013-06-18

Investing in Upskilling: Gains for Individuals, Employers and Government - Summary Nova Scotia (2012)

This document is part of a project carried out for the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN), exploring the relationship between literacy and income.

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2013-06-12

Working with Newcomers: Tips for culturally-diverse Canadian organizations – Companion Resource Guide (2012)

This document is one of three resources prepared by Alberta Workforce Essential Skills (AWES), a nonprofit organization dedicated to building an adaptable and innovative workforce. It can be used with the participant workbook and the facilitator guide for face-to-face training in workshops, or it can be used on its own by organizations with limited opportunities for training.

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2013-04-17

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