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Research & Trends

4 reports that caught our eye the week of April 25, 2021

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

Work at home or live at work: The complexities of new working arrangements (Future Skills Centre)

This report examines who has been able to work from home during the pandemic and workers who have had to continue to work at their regular workplace. It explores both the positive and negative experiences with working from home, and how these vary among different types of employees.

Volunteering counts: Formal and informal contributions of Canadians in 2018 (Statistics Canada)

Using data from the 2018 General Social Survey on Giving, Volunteering and Participating (GSS GVP), this article presents information on the volunteer activities of Canadians, including volunteer rates and number of volunteer hours, the types of volunteering activities and the organizations benefiting from volunteerism.

Micro-credentials in the Applied Health Sciences: Quality is Key to Success (The Michener Institute of Education)

This discussion paper argues for the importance of quality control when granting micro-credentials and recommends a framework for the incorporation of micro-credentials in the applied health sciences, all toward helping Canada’s health-care professionals be more adaptable to changing technologies, patient needs and labour market realities.

Motivation matters: predicting students’ career decidedness and intention to drop out after the first year in higher education (Higher Education journal)

This longitudinal study investigated changes in and the impact of students’ motivation on career decidedness and intention to drop out. It found that the task effort of students and, to a lesser degree, their interest value was related to career decidedness and, indirectly, to the intention to drop out after the first year in higher education.

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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 Administrator
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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