Top 10 Skills for Community Support Workers: Is This Career for You?

Aug 22, 2022 11:58:10 AM

Wondering if a career in social services is right for you? One of the best ways to figure that out is by looking at the skills you'll need to succeed on the job.

If those qualities match up with your profile and interests, chances are you're a good fit for the role.  And if they don't? You're probably better off in another career.

In this post, we're looking at what it takes to be an effective community support worker (CSW). We break down the top 10 characteristics, interests, and skills needed to really thrive in this job.

By the end, you'll know if a CSW career makes sense for you, and exactly how to get started.

Student Support Services: Looking After Yourself

Aug 8, 2022 12:31:09 PM

By Fred Standil
Student Services Advisor at Herzing College Winnipeg

The concept of self-care is a much-discussed topic both in academic circles and in wider society. In fact, never has it been more common for professionals, students, families, friends, and colleagues to talk about things we can all do to protect our well-being.

The Importance of Time Management in Healthcare: Tips and Tricks

Aug 4, 2022 11:37:43 AM

Updated January 2023

Medical office assistants often find themselves pulled in many different directions. Picture this: The phone is ringing, frustrated patients are demanding to see the doctor immediately, a pile of voice recordings is waiting to be transcribed, and you still need to collect a blood sample from the patient in room two.

In a busy hospital or clinic, it might seem like you don’t have much say over how you organize your time. Fortunately, there are things you can do to keep the chaos under control.

Read on to learn why time management is so crucial in healthcare settings and what practical tips you can follow to improve your skills in this area.

Software Development Diploma: An Inside Look

Jul 26, 2022 9:19:02 AM

Updated January 2023

Software development is a field that’s just exploding with opportunities across Canada. According to data from the Labour Market Information Council, there have been more than 11,000 online job postings for programmers annually for the last three years. What’s more, developers came in at number one on Randstad’s list of the top 15 jobs in Canada in 2023.

That’s why Herzing College launched a 12-month diploma program in software development. Delivered online, it provides comprehensive training in a variety of programming languages so that you can be ready to take advantage of growing career opportunities.

So just what can you expect from the program? To find out, we spoke with course designer Derek Lewis.

Immigration Case Manager VS Immigration Consultant: 4 Differences

Jul 19, 2022 11:29:22 AM

Updated December 2022

Canada is experiencing an immigration boom. We are attracting hundreds of thousands of immigrants every year and expect the trend to continue well into the future.  

This boom has generated very strong demand for skilled immigration professionals. These are the experts who help applicants secure visas to study, work, and settle in Canada. 

The industry includes immigration lawyers, immigration consultants, and immigration case managers. Each has a different role to play in assisting clients, and each has different training requirements.

Are you considering a career in immigration, but don’t want to become a lawyer? Immigration consultant or immigration case manager are both excellent alternatives.  

Which path should you choose? 

Your first step is to understand the key differences between these roles. Immigration c0onsultants and immigration case managers often work closely together—but these two jobs are totally different.

Here's everything you should know about these two immigration career paths.

The PRICE Model of Success: What it Means for Students & Staff

Jul 7, 2022 9:20:39 AM

At Herzing College, we live by a core set of values that informs our culture.

We believe that true professionals show up on time, use appropriate language, treat everyone with respect, and take responsibility for their actions. They actively contribute to discussions and projects, and always display a positive attitude.

The PRICE model embodies those values. PRICE stands for Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Caring, and Engagement. Herzing students and staff are expected to exhibit these qualities in all of their dealings with others.

To learn more about how the PRICE model is incorporated at Herzing, check out the following interview with National Director of Academics Robin Day.

Top 12 Benefits of Online Learning

Jul 6, 2022 9:26:41 AM

Online learning is an increasingly popular option among Canadian college students. According to the Canadian Digital Learning Research Association, in September 2019, only 11 per cent of college enrolments were entirely online. By January 2021, when the pandemic was in full swing, that figure had jumped to 74 per cent.

How to Prevent a Security Breach in the Workplace

Jul 5, 2022 1:07:21 PM

Keeping information systems secure is a big challenge for many businesses, especially as the threats continue to grow.

In CyberEdge’s latest Cyberthreat Defense Report, close to 90 per cent of Canadian IT security pros surveyed reported their companies had suffered at least one successful cyberattack in 2021. That was up from 78 per cent just two years earlier.

So how can you keep your organization from becoming another unfortunate statistic? What can you do to prevent a security breach in your workplace?

This post will help you understand the nature of security breaches: what they are, how they happen, and what steps you can take to prevent them. Keep reading to learn more about common threats as well as IT security best practices for employees.

Student Support Services: Embracing Optimism

Jul 4, 2022 9:35:13 AM
By Fred Standil
Student Services Advisor at Herzing College Winnipeg

Given the abundance of negative messages that we consume on a daily basis, I would like to suggest that there are ways to craft our own personal perspectives on the world in which we live.

Why is Health and Safety Important in the Workplace?

Jun 16, 2022 9:10:57 AM

Updated January 2023

When a person gets hurt on the job, both they and the business feel the impact.

The injured employee must deal with missed work and lost wages. Meanwhile, the company may face fines, staff shortages, production slowdowns, lower morale, a damaged reputation...the list goes on.

The importance of health and safety in the workplace cannot be overstated. That's why occupational health and safety (OHS) professionals focus on preventing workplace accidents and injuries and promoting employee well-being. They do this by creating policies and providing training on emergency evacuations, hazardous material handling, machine lockout procedures, fall prevention, harassment, and much more.

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