Watching a great movie can be uplifting. But how did it come to be a great movie in the first place? Well, if you watch the end credits, you’ll see how many people worked on it – actors, directors, producers, editors — the list goes on and on. Each of these roles had specific responsibilities, whether in front of the camera or behind it. The movie was great not only because of the acting, but because everyone working on it knew what their roles and responsibilities were. A successful workplace should work in the same way. Unfortunately, employee roles and responsibilities are often vague and ambiguous, leading to workplace stress and poor productivity. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to: • Understand the importance of identifying roles and responsibilities • Identify how unclear definitions negatively impact organizations • Avoid role ambiguity and create role clarity Why take this course: When all employees understand what’s expected of them and what specific tasks they’re responsible for, then teamwork and communication become much more efficient. This short course is ideal for managers or team leads. You’ll learn the huge advantages of clearly defining roles and responsibilities, and how to ensure that everyone in your workplace knows what their roles and responsibilities are. 10 mins | SCORM | Takeaway Tasks
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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.