Your employees are your most valuable asset. They are the resource that gets work done, they bring creativity and innovation to the team, and without them you wouldn’t be able to achieve your goals. So it almost goes without saying, you need your employees to stay and to perform. Certainly any manager will tell you that constant turnover is something you don’t want happening on your team. And yet, employees leave. For various reasons, individuals choose to leave a team or an organization. As a manager, your challenge is to identify what factors will cause each person to stay, and then to build these factors into each person’s work situation. When you know the factors that will influence each person’s decision to stay and perform, you have an advantage. You can work with your team to ensure the right things are in place, and therefore create a work situation that would cause every team member to enjoy their jobs and want to stay. By completing this course, you will know what factors will cause your employees to stay. Course Result: Find out what factors will cause your employees to stay. This course has been approved for 1 hour of PDU credit from PMI (Project Management Institute).
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.