3 reports that caught our attention the week of March 26, 2023
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by Lindsay Purchase
16h ago
Reading Time: < 1 minutes CareerWise is always on the lookout for the latest reports related to career development. Here are three reports that we found interesting this week. Breaking Down Barriers: Improving the Workplace Experience for Neurodivergent Canadians (Future Skills Centre) This report analyzes the findings of 40 interviews with neurodivergent workers and employers of neurodivergent workers to better understand the experiences of neurodivergent individuals in the workplace and how employers can better support them. Six questions about the demand for artificial intelligence skill ..read more
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Supporting global talent: Career coaching and talent acquisition
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by Magdalena Mot
2d ago
Reading Time: 4 minutes Developing human resources strategies for the long term requires talent acquisition teams to employ a complex process as they identify, select, vet and aim to retain suitable candidates. In Canada, with a young workforce that’s sustained by international students and other newcomers, talent acquisition processes are faced with a severe need for rejuvenation, especially when it comes to hiring from this global segment. Data released by IRCC (Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada) in February 2023 shows that Canada now hosts a record-high 807,750 international stu ..read more
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Resources to support learning on trauma and career development
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by Marisa Baratta
6d ago
Reading Time: 5 minutes According to the Canadian Psychological Association, it is estimated that 76% of Canadians identify as having experienced a traumatic event, and about 8% of them develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Someone who has experienced trauma and still feels its effects may face certain challenges as they pursue career development. According to the Government of Canada, trauma can result from a variety of situations, and can cause a person to “experience intense fear, helplessness, horror or other reactions of distress.” Career professionals who understand what trauma ..read more
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Helping homeless single mothers grow their confidence and careers
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by Anna Tcherepova
1w ago
Reading Time: 3 minutes Any social services organization makes addressing barriers its mission. This is exactly how Homeward Bound was designed – a program launched by WoodGreen that supports homeless or inadequately housed single mothers to earn college diplomas, start careers and achieve financial self-sufficiency. The idea was to eliminate barriers for single mothers, so they have an opportunity to thrive. In reality, the program has done more than just removing barriers. The program evolved into a well-oiled machine, challenging women to embark on a more self-sufficient journey ..read more
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4 reports that caught our eye the week of March 19, 2023
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by Lindsay Purchase
1w ago
Reading Time: < 1 minutes CareerWise is always on the lookout for the latest reports related to career development. Here are four reports that we found interesting this week. Upskilling and Reskilling: How employers are retraining and retaining Canada’s workforce (Business + Higher Education Roundtable) Sixty-five percent of respondents to BHER’s 2022 Skills Survey said they have a strategy in place to upskill and reskill workers whose jobs may be at risk of transformation or loss in Canada, and 80% believe companies should pay the majority of costs for employee training. However, in establ ..read more
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Fork theory: A multi-pronged approach to support neurodivergent networking
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by Cara Copeland
1w ago
Reading Time: 5 minutes For the first decade of my professional life, my networking philosophy was essentially, “good for them; not for me.” My networking experiences fell somewhere along the spectrum from mildly awkward to “counting down the seconds until I can escape this social interaction.” At the time, I didn’t know I was neurodivergent. I just knew that the thought the thought of making small talk in a room full of strangers – or even in a one-on-one informational interview – threw me into a low-key panic. These situations felt so overwhelming that most of the time I simply opted out, de ..read more
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Career development for green careers
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by Katrina Rozal
1w ago
Reading Time: 2 minutes A report by ECO Canada expects environmental employment to rise by 8% in the next decade, resulting in 50,100 new jobs needing to be filled. Here are resources to help jobseekers pursuing a green career. Types of green jobs 18 Environmental Science Jobs to Explore (With Salaries) (Indeed) Environmental science is an area of interest for many industries and governmental organizations. This article explores jobs for those with an environmental degree. Environmental Career Profiles (Eco Canada) An inventory of nearly 130 environmental careers gives a snapshot of the profes ..read more
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The intersection between career development and happiness
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by Katrina Rozal
1w ago
Reading Time: 2 minutes On July 12, 2012, the United Nations made March 20 the International Day of Happiness to recognize the importance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations. Here are several resources that explore the intersection between happiness and career development. Adaptability and Workplace Subjective Well-Being: The Effects of Meaning and Purpose on Young Workers in the Workplace (Canadian Journal of Career Development) [Paper] This paper investigates the relationship between adaptability and meaning and purpose, and the role of adaptability in predicting w ..read more
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The hidden costs of workplace stress: Emotional trauma and its long-term effects
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by Greguyschka Felix
2w ago
Reading Time: 4 minutes In today’s fast-paced and high-stress work environment, it’s not uncommon for individuals to experience workplace-induced emotional trauma. Workplace stress can have significant and long-term effects on individuals, including emotional trauma. When people are subjected to toxic work environments, abusive supervision, or other forms of stress and trauma in the workplace, it can take a significant toll on their mental and emotional health. This can lead to a range of negative outcomes, including reduced productivity, increased absenteeism, and higher levels of burnout and ..read more
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3 reports that caught our eye the week of March 12, 2023
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by Lindsay Purchase
2w ago
Reading Time: < 1 minutes CareerWise is always on the lookout for the latest reports related to career development. Here are three reports that we found interesting this week. Ontario College and University Investments in Digital Learning During the Pandemic (HEQCO) During the pandemic, Ontario colleges and universities rapidly expanded online and hybrid offerings to ensure educational continuity for more than 660,000 students. A new report from the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) provides insights on the rapid transformation of the sector during this unprecedented time ..read more
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