At work there are some basic business skills we all should have to be successful, no matter what type of job we may have or where we may work. When developed, these basic skills will help anyone increase personal performance and professional success. Whether it’s building required job skills, meeting customer needs, being able to make great decisions, or understanding the business strategy. Of all these skills matter and will make a significant difference in your ability to succeed. Therefore, if you’d like to increase your contribution at work, and create future career opportunities for yourself, then the Basic Business Skills courseware is just the thing to help get you started in the right direction. Individuals build the basic business skills required to be successful in any job, at any company. This course bundle includes the following bite sized mobile ready courses: Strengthen Job Required Skills – Increase your ability to perform the processes and procedures required for your job Know and Meet Customer Needs – Understand the changing needs of your customers and work to anticipate and meet those needs Identify All Outcomes of a Potential Decision – Identify all possible outcomes before implementing a decision Ensure Strategy Alignment – Ensure alignment to the organization’s strategy before committing to a project or initiative Seeking Out Cutting Edge Ideas – Seek out new or cutting edge programs or processes that positively impact the organization’s strategy Organizing Your Workspace – Organize your workspace and maintain a clutter free and productive work environment Resources for Success – Identify the resources you need to be successful in your role Learn Workplace Technology – Learn a new workplace technology to enhance your individual work performance Work Place Rules and Policies – Evaluate how well you adhere to critical work place rules and policies Understanding Financial Management – Take your knowledge and understanding of financial management to the next level
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.