Human Resources and Social Development Canada

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 is the Essential Skills Research Project? (2005)

In this short document, Human Resources and Social Development Canada briefly describes the Essential Skills Research Project (ESRP) that the federal government launched in the early 1990s and what has been achieved since this project began. The ESRP identified nine Essential Skills: reading text, document use, numeracy, writing, oral communication, working with others, thinking skills, computer use and continuous learning.

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2008-04-15

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

Defining Essential Skills (2005)

In this short document prepared by Human Resources and Social Development Canada, the nine Essential Skills are defined and explained. Information on these nine skills - reading, writing, numeracy, document use, oral communication, computer use, continuous learning, thinking, and working with others - is presented in table format. In addition a definition, typical applications and a workplace example of each skill is provided.

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2008-04-11

Training Activities (2005)

This short guide is designed to help employers incorporate essential skills into workplace training. The essential skills include thinking, working with others, document use, oral communication, reading, writing, numeracy, continuous learning, and computer use. Activities that focus on each of these nine skills are provided. They can be used in formal or informal training to help employees improve their essential skills.

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2008-04-04

Hiring Checklist (2005)

Human Resources and Social Development Canada has designed this hiring checklist to help employers determine if a candidate has the skills required for the position being filled. This tool is based on the following essential skills: reading, document use, numeracy, writing, oral communication, working with others, thinking, computer use and continuous learning.

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2008-04-04
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