Work in an office? Then you’ll know the feeling of taking that awful commute, in the pouring rain, only to be tied to your desk by 9 am, feeling slightly soggy and contemplating the meaning of life. Don’t despair! Office work is changing. Yes, in the modern world, work can fit around the rest of our lives. Thanks to advances in technology, such as Wi-Fi and cloud storage, remote working is on the rise. That means you’ll be able to do your job from the comfort of your home. But keep in mind, if your organization is embracing the idea of remote working, you’ve got a whole new set of challenges to face though. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to: • Understand why working remotely can be good for everybody • Deal with misconceptions • Motivate yourself to keep your output high • Choose helpful digital tools to enhance communication Why take this course? Setting up remote working teams offers staff a better work-life balance. More than that, it means companies can hire the best talent, regardless of location. That’s great, but it can cause issues, such as communication breakdown and poor timekeeping. Whether you’re about to become a remote worker, or you’re a manager considering using remote work to enhance your business, this course will help get everyone working. 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.