Workplace themes to embrace in 2017 │ Cannexus17 starts in 19 days │ Employability skills can be learned

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CERIC | 01/03/17

Welcome back and Happy New Year 2017!

By putting together some of the most interesting articles on career counselling and career development each week, CareerWise aims to keep you current, enrich your work - and save you time.

Workplace themes to embrace in 2017

Many of us will be making career decisions for the next year, including where to work, how to work and how your work integrates with your life plans. To help you, here are trends some workplace experts expect to see in 2017 and concepts we look forward to leaving behind in 2016.

via theglobeandmail

Employability Skills Can Be Learned

As someone who tracks the recognition of learning and achievement using Open Badges, I found Learning to be Employable, a report from UK’s City & Guilds a very interesting read, despite its narrow focus on Further Education (FE). Although this report focused on youth in vocational programs, there was lots here that can be adapted to other groups along the spectrum of lifelong learning.

via littoraly

Survey: Career Services of Greater Benefit to Minority Students

Graduates who visited the career services office as undergraduates are more likely to be employed full time for an employer or for themselves — at a rate of 67 percent versus 59 percent among those who did not visit career services, according to a new survey released in December 2016. Whereas 66 percent of Black graduates who visited the career services office were employed full time after graduation, the full-time employment rate was only 54 percent among those who did not, the survey found.

via diverse

Cannexus17 starts in 19 days!

Canada’s largest bilingual National Career Development Conference, Cannexus17 will take place January 23-25, 2017 in Ottawa and will feature three exceptional Keynote speakers, 130 sessions to choose from, pre-conference workshops, Mega Sessions, Spark! talks series and more! For a 5% discount on registration fees, don't forget to check if you are a member of one of our supporting organizations.

via cannexus

The Impact of Career Services in the University Classroom

With the increasing employer-mandated importance of soft skills in the workplace, career services plays a unique role in instructing and advising students regarding practical, career readiness and research skills within the academic setting.

via thenaceblog

10 Ways to Appeal to the Next Wave of Workers: Generation Z

Flexible scheduling and open feedback loops build trust with incoming employees. Companies shouldn't be surprised if older workers appreciate those changes, too.

via entrepreneur

Employee Career Development Is Good Business

Up to 87 percent of surveyed Millennials said that they wanted their jobs to be development opportunities. One main reason people leave their jobs is because they feel bored and unchallenged. Another reason is because they want better opportunities to use their skills and develop their talents.

via atd

How the world of work changed in 2016

In the world of work there has been both progress and setbacks. With ongoing issues such as the gender pay gap, workers’ rights, automation and Brexit we can expect even more turbulence in the workplace next year.

via theguardian

Addressing the Catch 22: RBC Career Launch Applicants Recommendations for Improving School-to-Work Transitions

This report from RBC and the Canadian Career Development Foundation is based on a random sample of approximately 5,800 applications to RBC's Career Launch Program. Clearly, recent graduates know what they need. So do we. It's up to us to ensure they are exposed to what they need to accelerate their careers not just when they graduate, but throughout their educational journey.

via linkedin

How Paid Parental Leave Changed In 2016

Companies both small and large interviewed by Fast Company cited a range of benefits, like attracting and retaining talented workers, increasing staff diversity, and avoiding the expense of hiring and training new employees—just to name a few—all of which can directly affect the bottom line.

via fastcompany



Check this section regularly for up-to-date information on conferences, courses, career fairs, webinars, workshops, and other events which might be of interest to you or your clients. If you know about any events which are not listed, feel free to add them, or email with the details.


[Course] Career Development Foundations, Emerging Theories, and Models (Career Management Professional Program) / January 11-24, 2017

via contactpoint

[Free Webinar] Career Development and Job Shifts for the 50+ (CERIC) / January 12, 2017 / Presented by Dr Suzanne Cook

via contactpoint

[Networking Event] Pre-Cannexus CPC Community Meet-up (Career Professionals of Canada) / January 22, 2017 / Ottawa, ON

via contactpoint


Employment Facilitator / Resource Room Advisor (Agora Employment Essentials) / Vancouver, BC

via contactpoint

Employment Counsellor (Lifemark) / Calgary, AB

via contactpoint

Employment Counsellor (Yonge Street Mission) / Toronto, ON

via contactpoint


[Website] Career Exploration Tools and Resources (Quintessential)

via contactpoint

[Report] Understanding the Realities: Interim report of the Expert Panel on Youth Employment, 2016 (Government of Canada)

via contactpoint

[Literature Search] Older Workers and Career Development (CERIC; Updated December 2016)

via contactpoint

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