In 2009, The Conference Board introduced the SWP Maturity Model, a framework that shows a fairly typical evolutionary path of strategic workforce planning. The Maturity Model gives companies a yardstick for assessing their current SWP practices and knowing what the next stage of SWP maturity looks like.
The second annual Essential Skills Day will take place on September 23, 2011 during Learn@Work Week. This day raises awareness of the nine essential skills and looks at the importance of skills training in the workplace.
Many Canadians look eagerly each summer to taking a vacation and enjoying the weather or a trip, but studies show a large portion of workers still don't take their allocated vacation time away from the office. It appears to be leading to higher stress and anxiety levels.
Richard Eben-Ebeneau grew up with first-hand knowledge of the trades since his father was a dual ticket instrument-electrical journeyperson. "I considered other careers in high school, but I decided on the trades as I enjoyed the intellectual challenge of the electrical-instrumental field and the pay was great," said Richard.
The trend toward working beyond the age of 65 is most pronounced in B.C., where 25 per cent of workers plan to stay in the workforce beyond that age, according to a Conference Board of Canada survey released earlier this year. Nationally, the number was 21 per cent.
Following three consecutive months of increases, employment was little changed in July. The unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage points to 7.2 per cent, as fewer people participated in the labour market.
In today’s competitive job market, taking two months to fill an open position may seem improbable. However, a recent survey found it typically takes eight weeks for employers in the legal field to fill management-level legal positions and six weeks to fill staff-level roles.