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Skill Certification: An Effective HR Strategy

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Statistics Canada’s projections indicate that the labour force and overall participation rate will continue to decline over the next two decades. We have to deal with the pressing issue of labour shortage in critical industries across Canada now. One possible …

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Skills Transfer: A Sensible Solution to Labour Shortage

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The Canadian labour shortage in specialized skills has been a pressing concern for some time now. Employers are constantly on the lookout for people with the right skills to fill essential positions in major industries. On the other hand, the …

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Training – Are Your Employees Performing at Their Peak?

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 Four perspectives to identify employees’ training needs and jump-start job performance. A 2008 survey published by the Conference Board of Canada reported that Canadian organizations have slashed their employee training budget by 40% over the past decade and a half, …

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Using Competency Frameworks to Conduct Training Gap Analysis

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I was writing a methodology for a Request for Proposal recently to conduct a training gap analysis for an occupational group. As always, I reflected on my experience conducting similar projects to see what ideas I could come up with. …

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