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Why is Health and Safety Important in the Workplace?

Jun 16, 2022 9:10:57 AM

Updated January 2024

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.

Meet Monica: How the OHS Program Helped Me Refocus My Career

Mar 23, 2022 9:16:45 AM

In early 2020, Monica Keyes-Cabral was at a crossroads: her career as a paramedic, which she thoroughly enjoyed, was taking a toll on her mental health.

She left her job just before the pandemic was declared. But she still wanted a meaningful role that allowed her to help people and support their well-being.

She investigated different training options and eventually chose the Occupational Health and Safety program at Herzing.

After an intense year of juggling online studies and helping her three young children adapt to COVID realities, Monica recently graduated—and landed a job at the same place where she did her internship.

Read on for her full story.

How Automation is Changing (Not Eliminating) Accounting Jobs

Mar 14, 2022 9:10:19 AM

Updated December 2023

You may have heard that thanks to artificial intelligence, bookkeepers and accounting technicians are being automated out of existence.

The World Economic Forum identified accounting, payroll and bookkeeping clerks as at-risk jobs that are set to become increasingly redundant.

But that's based on the notion that bookkeepers are little more than data entry clerks. For those who are eager to take on more analytical and advisory responsibilities, the move to automation can actually be a good thing.

"The current automation of accounting is mostly on repetitive tasks,” says Cindy Cao. She’s a curriculum designer who has developed college courses for accounting and payroll as well as business administration programs.

“This can be a positive change for students who want to pursue a career in accounting. They can focus more energy on analyzing the accounting information rather than being trapped in repetition."

The bottom line? Accounting professionals are still in demand, but the way they do their jobs is changing.

Here’s how.

How Do You Become a Payroll Compliance Professional & Is It Worth It?

Feb 11, 2022 9:09:48 AM

Updated November 2023

In the accounting field, professional certifications are an excellent way to compete for better jobs and advance your career. 

And the best part is that you don't necessarily need a four-year bachelor's degree to qualify.

Instead, you can earn a diploma in accounting and payroll—and get certified as a Payroll Compliance Professional (PCP). 

Entry-level jobs in accounting very often include payroll responsibilities. If you get hired as an accounting clerk or assistant, chances are, you’ll be helping prepare and process payroll each month. 

So what steps are involved in becoming a Payroll Compliance Professional, and is it really worth your time and effort? Here’s what you need to know. 

4 Popular Health and Safety Certifications for People Without Degrees

Jan 24, 2022 9:15:06 AM

Updated January 2024

In the occupational health and safety (OHS) field, getting certified by a respected organization proves your skills and opens up more job opportunities.

But navigating all the different credentials available in Canada can be really challenging.

If you’re considering alternatives to a four-year health and safety degree, you may be looking into college-level health and safety programs. In this case, understanding your path to certification is crucial. 

Meet Kierstin: My Experience in the OHS Program at Herzing

Jan 4, 2022 9:25:27 AM

Kierstin Whitney didn’t always have a clear focus for her career path. She just knew that she wanted to have a positive impact on people’s lives.

After high school, she worked a bunch of different jobs, taking note of what she enjoyed and looking for new opportunities to grow and learn. She finally realized her true passion was health and safety.

It was intimidating to go back to school, but she knew she needed some specialized training. She took the leap, enrolled in the online OHS program through Herzing College—and never looked back.

We caught up with Kierstin to find out how she found the whole experience.

Here’s how that conversation went.

Meet Ashley: My Experience in the Accounting and Payroll Program

Dec 22, 2021 9:39:06 AM

Ashley Benish first developed an interest in accounting while working in customer service at a bank.

She really enjoyed working with numbers, solving problems, and helping clients with their banking needs.

When she became a mom, she stepped away from the work world for a few years to focus on raising her children. But she always intended to get back into the accounting field.

And when her kids got a little older and the time was right to upgrade her skills, Ashley chose the Accounting and Payroll Administrator program at Herzing College.

We spoke with her recently to see how she found the whole experience.

Here’s her story.

The Best Career Options With an Accounting Diploma

Nov 24, 2021 10:36:38 AM

Updated December 2023

There are plenty of reasons to get an accounting diploma rather than a degree.

A diploma takes less time and money, and it emphasizes practical skills over abstract theory. It’s all about helping you prepare for the real world of work.

But here’s the big question: What career options will you have after graduation?

The truth is that an accounting diploma can qualify you for a number of jobs that come with decent incomes and are expanding rapidly across Canada.

In this post, we explain what’s covered in an accounting diploma program and give details on three of the top career options for new grads: accounting technician, accounts payable/receivable clerk, and payroll administrator.

Find out what to expect in training and explore the post-grad possibilities.

6 Steps to Become a Certified International Trade Professional (CITP)

Nov 11, 2021 1:48:34 PM

Updated January 2024

Are you aiming to move goods across borders and conduct business on a global level? Then going through the process to become a Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) may be well worth your while.

The CITP designation is offered by the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT), the world leader in import/export training and certification.

You don’t need to be certified to begin an international trade career. But earning your CITP credential is an excellent way to validate your knowledge, boost your professional credibility, and stand out from the pack.

So how do you actually become a CITP? What are the steps involved?

Here’s what you need to do.

5 Most In-Demand Business Careers in Canada (Entry-Level)

Oct 6, 2021 2:45:44 PM

Updated December 2023

If you’re interested in working in business, you’re definitely not alone. Business-related programs are consistently among the most popular choices for students.

Much of the appeal stems from the wide variety of fast-growing, in-demand jobs—even for those just starting out.

Weighing your options for business careers? Wondering which entry-level roles are in high demand across Canada?

We’ve got you covered. In this post, we’re focusing on five entry-level business jobs that are trending up right now across the country.

Keep reading for details on what each role involves and what it takes to get started.

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