After hiring a brilliant new employee, you’ll want to make sure that they choose to stay with you for a long time, right? Well, you may need to act quickly as almost 90% of new hires decide whether to remain or leave within their first 6 months. So, it’s crucial that companies make sure their newest employees are in the “remain” camp. One of the best ways to achieve this is through effective onboarding. Without a solid onboarding program, organizations put themselves at risk of experiencing not just a high turnover rate but also employee stress and decreased productivity. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to: • Understand the differences between onboarding and orientation • Identify the major benefits of successful onboarding for your organization • Create an effective onboarding program Why take this course? When new employees are successfully integrated into their new workplace culture, they’re much more likely to perform at their very best. This course is suitable for hiring managers and supervisors, and those working in HR. It will also benefit team members, helping them to understand how the process works. Onboarding is hugely important, as it empowers new hires to truly prosper and boost organizations. 10 mins | SCORM | Infographic
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.