Michel Cournoyer

Michel Cournoyer has written 10435 posts for Job Market Monitor

Apprenticeships – The real costs and benefits (Video)

Turning recommendations into action to improve apprenticeships for employers and learners. Following the publication of its report, The St Martin’s Group, in partnership with City & Guilds and NCFE held an event to discuss the key insights from the report and explore how the recommendations could be delivered to drive greater update and improvements in … Continue reading

Hybrid Work is the Next Great Disruption – How Microsoft experiences it

We’re on the brink of a disruption as great as last year’s sudden shift to remote work: the move to hybrid work — a blended model where some employees return to the workplace and others continue to work from homeWe’re on the brink of a disruption as great as last year’s sudden shift to remote … Continue reading

Lifelong Learning in UK – The Lifelong Loan Entitlement

The Lifelong Education Commission was launched by Chris Skidmore under his Chairmanship at ResPublica in February 2021. The Commission seeks to recommend how the multiple and varied barriers to lifelong learning can be removed, what future investment is needed to support this, and what regulatory change is needed to ensure the maximum possible flexibility that … Continue reading

Employment-Based Training Models – The crucial aspect is whether the training helps with productivity and profitability

Employment-based training (EBT) is training for paid employees which is integrated within a work setting, related to their role, and provided or supported by employers. It can be nationally recognised or non-nationally recognised. It can be structured, or unstructured. For many employers, the crucial aspect of EBT is whether the training helps with productivity and … Continue reading

Upskilling in US – An additional 8.6% in annual income for workers and a powerful talent attraction tool

COVID-19 has impacted work in unprecedented ways, with 30 million American adults reporting having lost their jobs or businesses since the beginning of the pandemic. As the U.S. economy recovers from the impact of COVID-19, upskilling programs — defined as training or education that teaches new skills or advances or upgrades existing skills — present … Continue reading

COVID and Teleworking for Knowledge Workers – The great executive-employee disconnect

Executives are well on their way to determining plans for bringing employees back to the office post-pandemic. But new data from the Future Forum Pulse, a global study of more than 10,000 knowledge workers, shows a massive and growing divide in how executives and employees envision the future of work. Chosen excerpts by Job Market … Continue reading

Job report in Canada (September 2021) – Employment rose by 157,000 (+0.8%), back to pre-pandemic level and unemployment at 6.9.

Employment rose by 157,000 (+0.8%) in September, the fourth consecutive monthly increase. The unemployment rate fell by 0.2 percentage points to 6.9%. Employment regains pre-pandemic level in September, with some notable differences Employment returned to its February 2020 level in September, increasing by 157,000 (+0.8%). The employment rate was 60.9%, 0.9 percentage points lower than … Continue reading

Job Report in US ( September 2021) – Employment rose by 194,000 and number of unemployed fell by 710,000 to 7.7 million with are at 4.8 percent

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 194,000 in September, and the unemployment rate fell by 0.4 percentage point to 4.8 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Notable job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, in professional and businessservices, in retail trade, and in transportation and warehousing. Employment in public education declined over … Continue reading

L’Emploi au Québec (Septembre 2021) – Progression de 31 200 (+0,7 %) sur un mois, 80 400 chômeurs en moins depuis un an

L’emploi au Québec a progressé de 31 000 (+0,7 %) en septembre après s’être maintenu en juillet et en août. Les hausses les plus marquées ont été observées dans la fabrication, suivie des services professionnels, scientifiques et techniques. Le taux de chômage en septembre s’est établi à 5,7 %. Dans la RMR de Montréal, l’emploi a peu varié en septembre après … Continue reading

Tools for Career Counseling – Tests, Forms and Questionnaires

If career counseling sparks your interest & you want to help your students or clients with tests and questions, this article is for you. There are many career counseling tests and questionnaires you can use with your students and clients. They comprise both personality and aptitude tests. Let’s look at some of them now. The … Continue reading

Labour Market Recovery after Covid in Canada – How broad the reach of it will be is very much an open question

The Canadian labor market experienced a period of unprecedented turmoil following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. We analyze the main changes using standard labor force statistics and new data on job postings. Envisaging a phase of temporary severing of employment relationships followed by a phase of more standard labor market search and matching, we … Continue reading

Pénurie de Main-d’Oeuvre au Canada – Comment s’y adapter ?

La présente étude est fondée sur les résultats de deux sondages réalisés par BDC : un sondage sur les conditions du marché du travail mené en mai 2021 auprès de 1 251 entrepreneurs canadiens, et un sondage mené en juin 2021 auprès de 3 000 Canadiens sur leur emploi ainsi que les défis qui y … Continue reading

Postes vacants (T2- 2021)- La hausse la plus marquée enregistrée au Québec (+53 700; +38,3 %)

Le nombre de postes vacants augmente dans toutes les provincesLe nombre de postes vacants a augmenté dans toutes les provinces du deuxième trimestre de 2019 au deuxième trimestre de 2021, et les hausses les plus marquées ont été enregistrées au Québec (+53 700; +38,3 %) et en Ontario (+51 300; +24,1 %). Le taux de postes vacants a aussi progressé dans toutes … Continue reading

Middle Class in Canada – The policy changes required

In the 30 years after World War II there was a remarkable growth in the Canadian standard of living. Average real weekly earnings grew at a rate that more than doubled every 28 years. The typical family not only experienced a steady material improvement, but parents could expect that their children would have double their … Continue reading

COVID-19 Recession in Canada – The C.D. Howe Institute Business Cycle Council declares the end of it

The C.D. Howe Institute’s Business Cycle Council, Canada’s main arbiter of business cycle dates, has declared an end to the COVID-19 recession. The Council decided on August 9 to declare an end to the recession that began in March 2020. It judged that the recovery from the recession is now prolonged and sustained enough to … Continue reading

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