Workplace training

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

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

Workplace Emergency Planning for Workers with Disabilities: A Handbook for Employers and Workers (2012)

This handbook has been designed to promote safety in the workplace for people with disabilities and to prevent injury or death; to educate employers and workers about the needs of people with disabilities in the workplace; and to provide employers and workers with practical solutions and strategies they can use in their emergency planning.

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2012-10-12

Plain Language Summaries: Employee Training - An International Perspective (2007)

The author of this document provides a plain-language summary of a Statistics Canada report that used data from the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) to compare employee training in Canada, the United States, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Poland, Germany, and Sweden.

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2012-09-27

Industry Shared Approaches: Aligning Literacy and Essential Skills with Economic Development (2012)

Becoming State of the Art: Research Brief No.1, 2012

This is the first in a series of research briefs on finding innovative ways to delivery literacy and Essential Skills to achieve results. The aim of the series is to explore the role literacy and Essential Skills can play in supporting local economic and workforce development.

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2012-09-26

Job-related training of older workers (2012)

Perspectives on Labour and Income, Vol. 24, No. 2 - April 20, 2012

This study found that older workers are still significantly less likely to participate in job-related training than their counterparts in the 25-54 age range, even after taking labour market and socio-demographic factors into account.

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2012-09-19

Skills Agenda (2010)

Helping the Economic Recovery

This document brings together a number of articles that deal with the tools, programs and resources developed and delivered by Canada’s sector councils. Sector councils are industry-led partnership organizations that address skills development issues and implement solutions in key sectors of the economy.

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2012-08-30

Guide to Coordinating and Delivering Training for Employment Ontario Frontline Staff (2008)

This guide grew out of a project undertaken by Project READ Literacy Network Waterloo-Wellington with the goal of enhancing the existing information and referral network in that region among Employment Ontario agencies.

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2012-08-29

Literacy at Work: Information for Employers about Reading, Writing, and Math Skills (2011)

This document has been designed to help employers understand the importance of ensuring that employees have adequate skills in reading, writing and math.

The author points out that helping a current employee upgrade may be less expensive in the long run than training a new employee.

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2012-08-13

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