The word innovation probably brings to mind great technological breakthroughs, like the iPhone, electric cars, or the internet. However, innovation isn’t just about tech. It’s a vital part of all business and keeping up or adapting to innovation is crucial for success. Some companies adopt an “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it!” policy, causing them to stagnate. But just because a process or system worked in the past, doesn’t mean it’s still the best way of doing things. Successful businesses constantly tweak systems and actively encourage innovation within their workforce, to apply better solutions that meet new requirements or existing needs. HR are vital to this as they’re largely responsible for creating an organization’s culture, so can become architects of innovative thinking. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to: • Identify the 6 Competencies of Modern Human Resources • Understand why adapting to innovation is crucial • Build on innovation within your organization Why take this course? If you work in HR, you’ll play a big part in adopting a culture of active innovation and advancement. You’ll need to lead by example, so being creative and thinking outside the box is crucial to your role. This course will help you develop your innovation skills and show you how to create a culture that embraces change, instead of fearing it. 10 mins | SCORM | Workbook
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.