There are a number of factors that are important at work. Among them are work we love to do, a team we enjoy working with, and resources to do our job well. In addition, we want a great supervisor, one who sets clear expectations, trusts us to do a great job, and stands up for us when needed. It’s also nice when our manager takes the time to get to know us, and is genuinely interested in each team member as an individual person—this really matters. As a manager, it is essential you get to know your staff personally. When you interact with your team as individuals, not just as employees, you find you’ll strengthen your relationship. This makes a difference when it comes to talking about critical issues, solving problems, and learning what is really going on with each person’s work. Get to know each employee personally and you’ll find it beneficial for both you and your team. By completing this course, you will be able to identify what you know about your employees’ family, hobbies, personal challenges and interests. Course Results: Identify what you know about your employees’ family, hobbies, personal challenges and interests. This course has been approved for 1 hour of PDU credit from PMI (Project Management Institute). An Elearning! Magazine Excellence Award Winner: Management Development Learning Track.
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.