There are plenty of reasons why a person might not be able to get to work: weather, transport issues, illness management… From an HR point of view, when people can’t make it in, often with little or no warning, that can cause a real headache. But there’s an easy solution: flexible or remote working. Allowing staff to work remotely can support the business and allow it to function as normally as possible. Forget all the “issues” that you think remote or flexible working may bring, we’re going to debunk or explain how to tackle them. And we’re also going to explain the many benefits that remote working can bring, too. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to: • Ditch misconceptions about remote working • Identify the benefits of flexible working • Keep things running smoothly with tech Why take this course? If you have a role in HR or a hand in hiring, you should consider the benefits that remote or flexible workers can bring to the business. Being able to work remotely offers staff a better work/life balance, can save the company money, and offers many more benefits too. Understanding is key to implementing effectively. 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.