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COVID-19 – Promote and enhance digital learning

A substantial increase in the use of digital delivery globally is under way across all segments of the workforce, from frontline managers to senior leaders. In regions such as Asia, where travel restrictions and work-from-home policies have been in place for weeks, digitally enabled experiences have also created new benefits. These include an increased sense … Continue reading

Canadian Outlook Summary from The Conference Board of Canada (CBC) – To the brink of recession

Canada’s economic growth ground to a halt in the fourth quarter of 2019. With the economy already on precarious footing, the added shocks of the recent rail blockade protests, the arrival of COVID-19, and a collapse in oil prices have brought the country to the brink of recession. Contents of the Spring 2020 summary: The … Continue reading

Transition to a Virtual Learning Program – How to ?

It All Starts with Technology First, start with the technology. This may seem obvious enough but ensuring that you’ve thought through the process, worked past the hurdles, and built protocols before launching the programs will help the change management for end-users and administrators. Here are the most important four features to help you identify your … Continue reading

COVID-19 and Teleworking – 5 Things to know for be effective according to ILO

Jon Messenger, the ILO’s expert on working conditions, shares his top five tips for effective teleworking during the COVID-19 crisis. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story @ COVID-19: 5 Things to know for effective teleworking Related Post Coronavirus – What should the government be doing? What sorts of policies should we prioritize? POSTED BY … Continue reading

Job Search in US – Over half of younger americans now consider sustainability

Guess post by Lucy Wyndham – Around 64 percent of younger jobseekers are adding another criterion to their job searches: sustainability. The days where Americans worried about being qualified for jobs are long gone. Research has shown that companies that actively practice sustainability are more sought-after in the job market. In 2018, a LinkedIn survey showed that … Continue reading

Transferable Skills and Competences for Early Career Researchers (ECR) – The most common way of documenting them a transferable skills portfolio

This report identifies transferable skills and competencesa relevant for early career researchers to gather during their doctoral training program and beyond, in order to increase their employability in multiple work sectors. A skills matrix and infographic (see Appendix) with nine different categories, containing a total of 66 transferable skills and competences, is presented. Advice on … Continue reading

Job Hopping – 8 hidden costs

by Brigid Ludwig * – Whether you’re in your very first job out of college, or you’re far along in your career, there’s a good chance you won’t be in your current position forever. The average time an employee spends in a position is actually only about five years. Not only does finding the perfect … Continue reading

The Apprenticeship Levy in UK – What is it ?

In April 2017 the Government implemented the apprenticeship levy, a mandatory employer tax that contributes to apprenticeship development. Yet not all employers need to pay this tax. The apprenticeship levy is only paid by organisations with a pay bill of over £3 million each year (regardless of whether they employ any apprentices). Levy Payers: Organisations … Continue reading

Job Market for People with Disabilities Continues to Grow

By Lucy Wyndham “With the U.S. unemployment rate at just 3.7% – roughly a half-century low – employers have increasingly considered job applicants they often overlooked in the first stages of what is now a record-long economic expansion,” writes Barbara Goldberg for Reuters. According to National Public Radio, meanwhile, the unemployment is “the lowest in nearly … Continue reading

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 – 1,400 universities across 92 countries

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 includes almost 1,400 universities across 92 countries, standing as the largest and most diverse university rankings ever to date. The table is based on 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The only university ranking to … Continue reading

Transitioning to a New Career After Maternity Leave

By Lucy Wyndham Mothers in Canada take on average 44 weeks of leave following the birth or adoption of a child, and 67% return to work after maternity leave. While many women will return to the jobs they held prior to having a baby, others may garner new perspective in their time away from work and choose … Continue reading

US – New O*NET-SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) 2019 taxonomy

With the release by the Office of Management and Budget of an updated Standard Occupational Classification (2018 SOC), the O*NET Program is moving forward with the transition to this new SOC standard. The technical report Updating the O*NET-SOC Taxonomy: Incorporating the 2018 SOC Structure describes the new O*NET-SOC 2019 taxonomy based on the 2018 SOC. … Continue reading

Apprenticeships – An analytical framework for analysing systems and schemes

Cedefop’s analytical framework for apprenticeships is a tool for analysing apprenticeship systems and schemes in Europe and, possibly, beyond. Cedefop’s analytical framework for apprenticeships is not modelled on a single recommended type of apprenticeship system or scheme – it draws on features that appear to work in more than one apprenticeship system or scheme and … Continue reading

Career Pathways – An employee-focused model

Major changes have been seen in the workplace during the last several decades that have transformed the nature of work in many organizations. In recent years, we have seen the globalization of numerous companies and industries, organizational downsizing and restructuring, greater use of information technology at work, changes in work contracts, and the use of … Continue reading

Lifelong-Learning Mind-Set – 7 essential elements

In a rapidly changing workplace, employees need to keep learning to remain relevant and in demand. Seven practices can help them be mindful in their career path and achieve success. Traditionally, workers developed deep expertise in one discipline early in their career and supplemented this knowledge over the years with on-the-job development of integrative competencies. … Continue reading

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