Workplace environment

The benefits of skills training – Part 1: How to foster a learning culture in your workplace, with Sandi Howell, Workplace Education Manitoba [Video - 1:58] (2013)

This is the first of three short videos about skills training, prepared by ABC Life Literacy Canada and featuring Sandi Howell, an adult educator and strategic advisor to Workplace Education Manitoba.

Companies must respond to the ongoing challenge of change, she notes. Many don’t have the capacity within the company to handle the change, but they also can’t afford to pay for outside expertise.

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2013-08-20

Canadian Auto Workers Workplace Training Program (2011)

Case study

This is a case study of the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union’s workplace training program, which focuses both on issues specific to the workplace, union and industry, and on broader political and economic issues.

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2013-06-12

Aquila Tours - Ensuring that Work & Learning are Fun (2013)

Case study

This brief document looks at how a tour operator based in Saint John, New Brunswick, has strengthened learning opportunities for its employees.

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2013-04-23

Assumption Life - The 70/20/10 Rule of Learning (2012)

Case Study

This document looks at how one company saw employee satisfaction increase as a result of a new approach to training and development.

Assumption Life, based in Moncton, New Brunswick, is a major provider of insurance and financial services. In 2001, the company had a modest training budget and was seeing little return on that investment.

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2013-04-18

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

Can workplace learning create healthier employees? (2006)

Lessons in Learning – March 31, 2006

This paper examines whether workplace wellness programs can actually improve employees’ health and wellbeing, while enhancing an organization’s bottom line. Specifically, the authors looked at innovative workplace health and safety practices in 12 Canadian firms, both large and small, in a variety of sectors.

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2013-03-22

Canada slow to overcome limits for disabled learners (2007)

Lessons in Learning - February 16, 2007

Learning opportunities for Canadians with disabilities are slowly improving because of technological advances that help them to overcome limitations, and because society is increasingly willing to eliminate the barriers that restrict their activities. However, the authors of this paper argue that there is still ample room for improvement.

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2013-02-18

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

The Clear Writer's Hit Squad [Video - 15:52] (2009)

This video takes an amusing approach to the subject of clear writing for the workplace.

It begins with a writing “hit squad” bursting in on a manager as he writes another jargon-filled, overly complicated memo to his employees. The manager learns that while his writing is grammatically correct, it is anything but clear.

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2012-05-17

They Pick on Me at Work: A Workbook on Harassment in the Workplace (2007)

This document is part of a workshop on harassment developed by the Calgary-based Vocational and Rehabilitation Research Institute (VRRI), an agency that helps people with disabilities as well as the community at large.

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2012-04-16

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