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HRM CA | 02 Jun 2015, 08:00 AM Agree 0
Maths and literacy might have to move higher up HR’s agenda after a new report shows many employees aren’t adept enough to do their jobs well.
  • sue | 02 Jun 2015, 01:36 PM Agree 0
    This group only represents the four west provinces from BC to Manitoba, I think they have empowered themselves as reporting their conclusions way beyond their western representation and should not write about Canada and its workforce as a whole. The study is incomplete for the broader context to "Canada" - could actually do much damage to the average Canadian seeking work if potental captial ventures see this as a road block to hiring competent employees in Canada. HRM is being irresponsible to publish this article.
  • Tom from Burnaby BC | 02 Jun 2015, 01:38 PM Agree 0
    this article must be sent to every provincial premier and prime minister in canada.

    most government officials look at this issue as a economic recession problem.

    governments at all levels need to do more to help job clubs promotion to companies in order to seek out help with training.

    Hopefully the third quarter job club will open an office in lower mainland and allow retired HR professionals to assist to help people/companies addressing skills shortage and upgrading opportunities for older and young workers.

    One sure way to get this project going.
  • Ann | 02 Jun 2015, 01:50 PM Agree 0
    This is a shocking statistic and points to the failure of our basic educational system. Our provincial government spends more on education than healthcare. We, the taxpayers, are paying for basic literacy and numeracy. Business should be pressing government for better accountability in this regard. My sometimes sullen teenager often says she's learning nothing useful at school and it appears that her comment may have more than some truth to it.
  • Leslie | 03 Jun 2015, 08:22 PM Agree 0
    An international study confirms these numbers. In parts of Canada the rate is closer to 60%.
    Clearly the teaching methods we currently use do not match the learning needs of half our students. One size does not fit all.
  • AndoDoug | 04 Apr 2016, 12:40 AM Agree 0
    This is not about teaching methods per se, it's about managing the needs of those who fall behind
  • Chevy | 09 Apr 2016, 08:54 PM Agree 0
    we have been saying this for years but a lot of articles said we were all wrong?
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