Skills inventory

Measuring Skills in Construction (2007)

This document outlines a model for gathering labour market information at the in-depth level of skills, rather than simply tracking the number of workers available by occupation and the number of positions that need to be filled.

The model was designed and tested by the Construction Sector Council (CSC), now known as BuildForce Canada.

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2013-10-10

The SCALES Essential Skills Job Posting Tool (2012)

This tool was developed through the SCALES (Supporting the Canadian Advancement of Literacy and Essential Skills) project, a three-year initiative designed to develop resources to help career practitioners incorporate a Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) approach into their work.

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2013-06-13

Readers' Guide to Essential Skills Profiles (2010)

This document provides a foundation of information for anyone who wants to understand and use Essential Skills Profiles, which describe the frequency and complexity of the use of Essential Skills in different occupational groups.

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2012-03-13

Workplace Essential Skills (2010)

This document, one in a series of fact sheets published by the NWT Literacy Council, defines essential skills -- reading, document use, writing, numeracy, oral communication, thinking, working with others, computer use and lifelong learning – and then offers examples of how those skills are used in the workplace.

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2010-02-25

Innovation Skills Profile (2003)

This Conference Board of Canada pamphlet describes the Innovation Skills Profile, a listing of those skills employees need in order to contribute to an organization's innovation performance, enabling the organization to produce new or improved products, processes and services.

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2008-11-25

Employability Skills 2000+ (2000)

This pamphlet by The Conference Board of Canada introduces Employability Skills 2000+, a program that emphasizes the critical skills employees need in the workplace. These skills include communication, problem solving, positive attitudes and behaviours, adaptability, working with others, and science, technology and mathematics skills. This pamphlet describes each of these skills and how they can be used in the workplace and beyond.

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2008-11-25

Workplace Check-up (2005)

Guide for Employers and Employees

The Workplace Checkup document is a tool that employers can use to gather employee feedback on essential skills in the workplace. The information collected will provide employers with a better understanding of the training needs of their organization. This tool also gives employees the opportunity to provide information about their skills and the availability of training in the workplace.

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2008-04-16

Workplace Survey (2005)

The Workplace Survey document is a tool designed to help employers identify potential essential skills issues or areas of strength in the workplace. The statements included in this tool are divided into nine sections, one for each of the nine essential skills (reading, numeracy, document use, continuous learning, writing, oral communication, thinking, working with others, computer use).

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2008-04-16

What are Essential Skills profiles? (2005)

This one-page fact sheet would be useful to anyone unfamiliar with Essential Skills profiles. In this fact sheet, Human Resources and Social Development Canada provides basic information about Essential Skills profiles by answering the following questions:

What are Essential Skills profiles?
What do profiles include?
How can profiles be used?
Who uses these profiles?

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2008-04-15

Document Use Indicator (2005)

A Guide for Employers and Employees

The Document Use Indicator is a tool that can be used by employers to learn more about the document use skills of their employees. It gives an indication of skill levels by providing ten examples of Level 1 and Level 2 assessment questions. The questions duplicate actual workplace tasks performed in a variety of occupations, but they do not require specialized knowledge to be correctly answered.

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2008-04-08

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