2017

Latest literature search looks at the role of volunteering in career development

Volunteering is a great tool to help develop both practical and social skills. In many cases, volunteering expands networks and eventually leads to full-time employment. How can career professionals provide advice on meaningful volunteering opportunities so that their clients can move forward professionally and personally? CERIC’s latest literature search Volunteerism and Career Development explores the benefits of volunteerism in advancing career development.

New literature search explores the link between social enterprise and career development

While definitions vary, social enterprises are businesses or non-profits that seek to achieve social, cultural, environmental or community economic goals through selling goods or services that generate revenue. Often in the realm of career development, social enterprise involves creating training or employment opportunities for marginalized populations. CERIC’s latest literature search explores the implications of social entrepreneurship research and practice in relation to career development.

New literature search defines the value of corporate social responsibility

Today’s business success goes beyond the concept of high-quality products and services. Forward-thinking organizations need to embed social responsibility into their core strategy and address the shared values of our well-being. CERIC’s latest literature search reviewed the research and practice of corporate social responsibility and the implications for career professionals.

New report on meeting career needs of newcomer and refugee students

The final report of a CERIC-funded University of Winnipeg project into how career development can make school more meaningful for newcomer and refugee youth is now available. The report provides details of a three-year research program led by Dr Jan Stewart that investigated schools and communities in Calgary, Winnipeg and St John’s. It contains recommendations for creating culturally responsive career development programs that address the unique needs of children who may be experiencing the effects of trauma, interrupted learning and acquiring a new language.