CareerWise is always on the lookout for the latest reports related to career development. Here are four reports that we found interesting this week:
The Conference Board of Canada asked organizations across the country about how COVID-19 is affecting their turnover, attraction and retention rates – and the strategies they’ve put in place to manage.
Trends in student debt of postsecondary graduates in Canada: Results from the National Graduates Survey, 2018 (Statistics Canada)
Professional degree holders recorded the highest median debt, at $60,300 in 2015. This level of debt was three times that reported by graduates with a bachelor’s degree ($20,000) or with a master’s degree ($19,700).
Before it’s too late: How to close the paid sick days gap during COVID-19 and beyond (Decent Work & Health Network)
The pandemic has exposed the urgency of addressing gaps in paid sick days as a matter of racial, gender, disability and economic justice. The most recent data available reveals that 58% of workers in Canada – and over 70% of workers making less than $25,000 – have no access to paid sick days.
The uncertain state of work in the U.S.: Profiles of decent work and precarious work (Journal of Vocational Behavior)
Using the Decent Work Scale and the Precarious Work Scale, the following five profiles were identified from a sample of 492 working Americans: 1) Indecent-Precarious; 2) Highly Decent; 3) Low Health Care-Low Rights; 4) Vulnerability-Dominant; and 5) Health Care-Stability. The findings revealed that work volition, age, income level and educational level significantly predicted profile membership.
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