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Research & Trends

4 reports that caught our eye the week of August 30, 2020

CareerWise is always on the lookout for the latest reports related to career development. Here are four reports that we found interesting this week:

Working Through COVID-19: Workforce Impacts Survey (The Conference Board of Canada)

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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Lindsay Purchase oversees CERIC’s tri-annual magazine, Careering, and the CareerWise website, along with the CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program.
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Lindsay Purchase oversees CERIC’s tri-annual magazine, Careering, and the CareerWise website, along with the CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program.
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