Productivity

Understanding the need for targeted workplace learning strategies (2006)

Lessons in Learning – February 17, 2006

While there has been greater recognition in recent years of the value of workplace learning, issues regarding inequality of access need to be addressed, according to the authors of this paper.

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Working with Newcomers: Tips for culturally-diverse Canadian organizations - Participant Workbook (2012)

This workbook is part of a set of three resources designed to reduce misunderstandings and workplace friction in culturally and linguistically diverse organizations. It is accompanied by a facilitator’s guide and a resource guide.

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2013-04-10

Closing the Skills Gap: Mapping a Path for Small Business - Report of the Symposium on Skills and Small Business held on November 14, 2012 in Toronto (2013)

This report grew out of a one-day forum organized by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) and with funding from the Department’s Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES). The forum brought together stakeholders from small businesses, industry and sector associations, and the learning and training communities.

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2013-03-28

The Learning Organization: Connecting the Workforce to Learning [Video – 6:45] (2010)

This video looks at how businesses develop into learning organizations, where a learning culture harnesses the talents of employees and contributes to productivity.

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2013-03-27

Working with Newcomers: Tips for culturally-diverse Canadian organizations - Facilitator Guide (2012)

This facilitation guide is one of a set of three resources designed to help culturally and linguistically diverse organizations function better. The goal is to improve productivity and employee satisfaction by reducing misunderstandings and workplace friction.

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2013-03-20

Literature Review - State of Practice: Essential Skills Applications with First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Canada (2012)

The purpose of this literature review is to describe the current need for Essential Skills (ES) development among First Nations, Inuit and Métis people; to look at the state of practice of Essential Skills initiatives with these populations in Canada; and to examine innovative practices to determine potential “markers of excellence” in ES programming. The review is based on online resources, as well as email and telephone research.

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2013-02-21

Canada's biggest economic challenge: Improving workplace learning in Canada (2007)

Lessons in Learning - March 15, 2007

The authors of this paper argue that without a strong commitment to and investment in workplace learning, Canada might not have enough workers with the necessary skills to meet future economic challenges.

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2013-02-11

The skills gap in Canada: The knowledge intensity of Canadians' jobs is growing rapidly (2006)

Lessons in Learning - December 21, 2006

The rising level of competition facing Canadian firms, combined with changes in production technologies and changes in the nature and organization of work, are all driving increases in the knowledge intensity of jobs in Canada.

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2013-02-01

State of the Literacy and Essential Skills Field (2012)

The purpose of this report is to provide an environmental scan showing the state of Literacy and Essential Skills (L/ES) across the country, from the perspective of Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN) and its national network of partners, both within and outside the L/ES field.

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2013-01-29

Essential Skills Ontario - Working Together for a Higher Skilled Ontario [Video - 3:32] (2012)

Produced by Essential Skills Ontario (ESO), this brief video features ESO officials, along with representatives from both the public and private sector, discussing the ways that both jobs and skills have changed over the past 25 years.

One person points out that jobs once considered menial now require digital skills. For example, a maid in a hotel may have to use a handheld electronic device to report which rooms have been cleaned.

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2013-01-23

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