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Mentoring and Essential Skills (2009)

This guide shows employers how to promote the development of employees’ essential skills through mentoring, the pairing of an experienced worker with one who would like to improve his skills.

The authors have included tips for getting the process started; guidelines for both mentors and students; suggestions for mentoring activities that improve essential skills; and a sample mentoring agreement form.

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2010-10-05

Job Enhancement and Essential Skills (2009)

Job enhancement occurs when an employee is given new responsibilities that allow him to develop his skills. This guide explains how employers can expand employees’ opportunities for improving their skills and provides sample job enhancement activities.

The authors note that job enhancement can benefit employers by addressing skill shortages, improving performance, and reducing employee turnover.

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2010-10-05

Taking Action: A Guide (2009)

Integrating Essential Skills Training into the Workplace

This guide is designed to help employers and practitioners develop essential skills training for the workplace.

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2010-10-01

Taking Action: An Introduction (2008)

Integrating Essential Skills Training into the Workplace

This is an overview of the process for developing essential skills training for the workplace. The authors break the process down into seven steps: performing a needs assessment; identifying training objectives; selecting a training technique; integrating training into the workplace; finalizing training plans; obtaining employee and management support; and performing an evaluation.

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2010-10-01

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
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