2017

New research will seek to understand “senior entrepreneur” trend in Canada

A new CERIC-funded research study led by the Sheridan Centre for Elder Research will address the gap in knowledge about the state of senior entrepreneurship in Canada by investigating the experiences, needs and interests of individuals who have either launched or would like to start their own business after age 50. With the country’s demographic shift to an aging workforce well underway, increasing numbers of older Canadians are turning to entrepreneurship; however very little is known about them and what kind of career guidance and support they require.

Invitation to participate in study on how working style impacts veteran hiring in Canada

Military veterans and employers are invited to participate in a 30-minute confidential online assessment as part of a CERIC-funded project that will bridge the career interests of recently released veterans and the staffing needs of Canadian businesses. If you work with any of these groups, please share this link and ask them to complete the assessment by July 21: http://www.challengefactory.ca/veteranhiring.

The first NCDA collaborative issue of Careering highlights “The Changing Nature of Careers”

As part of this first collaborative edition between CERIC and the National Career Development Association (NCDA), the Spring-Summer 2017 issue of Careering magazine highlights “The Changing Nature of Careers.” Topics covered include ethical practice in the gig economy, entrepreneurship as a must-have career skill, and the “pivoting” strategy of career change. A feature interview with Colorado State University Professor Emeritus Rich Feller on career thought leaders for the new world of work is also part of this special issue.