It’s called work for a reason. Or so they say. Most of us don’t expect work to be something that we actually enjoy. We’d rather clock out after our shift and go home unfulfilled. Consequences of this negative attitude include stress and low productivity, enthusiasm and energy, which may result in high staff turnover and reduced profits. Thankfully, there are ways to revitalize work and become engaged. Doing so offers some great benefits, like better job satisfaction, improved health and well-being, and more. Helping others to become engaged too can decrease staff turnover while increasing revenue growth. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to: • Understand how you can contribute to employee engagement • Identify the benefits of an engaging culture at work • Promote a culture of workplace engagement Why take this course? Although the responsibility of measuring employee engagement has been given to the HR team, the truth is, to truly find out how engaged the workforce is, the responsibility should be shared. Senior leaders and direct managers should consider taking this course alongside HR employees, because we can all contribute to improving engagement at work. 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.