“Performance management” – 2 words that strike fear into the hearts of many employees. That’s because, in the past, performance management focused on negatives, picking out underachievement and missed opportunities without working proactively to solve the issues that led to them. HR departments are responsible for designing performance management processes. Doing so isn’t easy though, because methods are constantly evolving, and new trends emerge every year. Getting it wrong can leave employees feeling deflated and unmotivated, and managers frustrated with poor levels of performance. In order to maintain and improve performance, designing a process that’s beneficial to all is vital. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to: • Identify the benefits of effective performance management • Understand the role of HR in the process • Design and initiate performance management in your workplace • Make processes effective and fair Why take this course? If you work in or manage an HR department, you’ll play your part in performance management, whether initiating, monitoring, or mediating the process. This course will guide you through creating an effective process that motivates employees instead of leaving them feeling apprehensive. HR managers should pay close attention as it also offers advice on dealing with issues that may arise and methods for maintaining a fair process. 15 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.