Performing your first performance review or having your first performance development conversation can be stressful and perhaps even feel overwhelming. It can be uncomfortable giving performance feedback, especially if your own performance review experiences have not been very good. However, this is your chance to define what type of supervisor you want to be. You have the opportunity to conduct these conversations differently and strive to make them a positive experience for both you and your team members. This course will focus on what you need to do during your very first performance development conversation to ensure you have prepared in the best way possible and can deliver a great first performance development conversation. By completing this course, you will know what you must do to conduct your very first performance development conversation. This course is part of Vado’s Performance Management and Development Toolkit which has been approved for 1.25 hours of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) Professional Development Credits (PDCs), as well as 1.25 hours of HRCI (HR Certification Institute) recertification credits.
Most frequent questions and answers
Co-operative education is a three-way partnership between the university, students and employers. Students apply their classroom knowledge in a series of four-month work experiences. You, the employer, enhance a student’s education, while reaping the unique benefits of CO-OP employees.
- Year-round access to well-motivated, qualified employees.
- Access to potential full-time staff in a controlled environment, reducing your costs and risks.
- Access to a cost-effective source of temporary employees for peak periods or special projects.
- A say in what students learn by working with the university.
- Promotion of your organization as one that believes in developing the potential of young people.
- Access to a great pool of French-speaking, English-speaking and bilingual students.
Most work terms run at least 15 weeks, or four months. They can be no shorter than 13 weeks. Some master’s students, as well as some science and engineering students, are available for 8 or 12 months’ work terms.
All jobs are reviewed by a CO-OP Program Coordinator, and only those providing students with work experience related to their professional development are approved. Administrative activities involved in a job should be less than 10% of the entire workload.
When you first contact SSC, you are assigned one of our Program Coordinators, depending on your discipline of interest. This person is your main contact in our office. As you move through the recruitment process, you also work with a representative from CO-OP Administrative Services, who assists with job posting and interview scheduling.