Productivity

Measuring Productivity in the Service Sector (2009)

In this study, the authors examine the literature about the difficulties of measuring productivity in the service sector in general, and in the tourism /hospitality industry in particular.

There are many reasons offered to explain the low productivity and productivity growth slowdown in the service sector, the authors note. The unsatisfactory definition of service productivity and measurement errors are mostly to blame.

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2013-01-10

Plain Language Summaries: Literacy Utilization in Canadian Workplaces (2008)

This brief document summarizes a Statistics Canada study that used data from the 1994 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) to examine the issue of the under-utilization of literacy skills in the Canadian workplace.

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2013-01-07

Labour Productivity in the Canadian Tourism Sector (2010)

This study uses a number of indicators to calculate labour productivity for the tourism sector and, in turn, to determine to what extent demographic characteristics of the labour force affect labour productivity.

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2013-01-04

Palliser Furniture Ltd. (2009)

Palliser Furniture of Winnipeg, Manitoba, is a major manufacturer employing several thousand people, who come from more than 70 countries and speak more than 40 different languages. This document examines how offering educational opportunities has been good for both the business itself and its employees.

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2013-01-03

Investing in skills: Effective Work-related learning in SMEs (2011)

This report summarizes common traits identified in work-related learning programs successfully implemented at 45 Canadian and international small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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2012-12-20

Essential Skills Benefits for Employers (2012)

This document is part of a series developed by the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB) to increase awareness of the importance of Essential Skills.

The authors outline some of the benefits to employers of having a workforce with strong Essential Skills. Those benefits include increased productivity; better safety performance; and greater efficiency.

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2012-12-17

Making the Connection: Effective Ways to Link Training Needs to Organizational Goals (2012)

The goal of this project was to identify existing organizational needs assessment (ONA) tools and to determine whether they are currently being used by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The project included a literature review; a broad scan of Canadian organizations and national training-related networks; and focus groups and interviews.

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2012-12-13

Essential Skills and Social & Economic Equality [Video – 10:07] (2012)

This video features Scott Murray, president of DataAngel Policy Research, discussing the links between literacy levels, and social and economic equality.

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2012-12-11

Northern Lights: International Graduates of Canadian Institutions and the National Workforce (2007)

The lack of a clearly articulated policy on international students is damaging Canada’s efforts to compete with its trading partners for the pool of highly skilled graduates, according to this report published by the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE).

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2012-11-29

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

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