Welcome to the first Work-Learn (WxL) Insight newsletter. We’ll bring you exclusive insights and research to help you with recruitment planning and retention in your organization. We want to inspire and impact the ways you manage young talent for your organization.
The future of work is changing. In an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world, jobs are going to continue to change in a fundamental way. But at the University of Waterloo, we’re built for change. Leveraging the power of the world’s largest database of student talent (25,000+ co-op students) and a network of over 7,100 employers globally, we strive to advance research for global impact on the development of talent for a complex future.
Each newsletter will focus on topics related to recruitment, engagement, conversion, upskilling or reskilling. We’ll share insights from employers like you, students, and our experts from Co-operative and Experiential Education. Our stories are all backed by the latest research from the Work-Learn Institute (WxL)— the only research unit of its kind specializing in the development of talent through quality co-operative education and other work-integrated learning programs (WIL).
Our research shows that ‘signals’ in a job advertisement that align with job seekers’ interests enhance its attractiveness, which will give you more applicants. So what determines a job’s attractiveness for a student once the basic requirements of the job are fulfilled for the student? We have the answers.
The pandemic continues to affect the future of work and accelerate current workforce trends. Our research tells us how organizations should evaluate and update their talent management strategy for continued success. And we want to share it with you so that you’re future-ready.
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