To be successful with the performance development process you need to make a shift in your mindset. Since our mindset, or how we think about a situation, greatly influences what we do, we need to make sure we’re thinking about this process in the right way. This course will help you shift your mindset to one that thinks about performance improvement as a continual, ongoing, and informal process is a must versus a once or twice a year event. By completing this course, you will know the mindset required for successful performance development discussions. 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.