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Report on hirings and dismissals – January 2021

Has job growth held up in recent weeks as COVID-19 continues to gain traction in the country? The most recent Statistics Canada employment data fell in early January. In summary, the unemployment rate rose slightly in December 2020 to stand at 8.6%, compared to 8.5% in November 2020. This increase could be explained by the […]


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COVID-19 Special – Report on hirings and dismissals – December 2020

As the holiday season starts, COVID-19 is not running out of steam in Canada. What about the unemployment rate and the state of the job market in the country? Let us first recall a few figures taken from Statistics Canada data: in February 2020, just before the pandemic hit the Canadian economy head-on, the unemployment […]


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COVID-19 SPECIAL – REPORT ON HIRINGS AND DISMISSALS – NOVEMBER 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic does not appear to be running out of steam at home. Against this backdrop, here’s how the Canadian job market is doing as the cold season looms on the horizon. The number of the month: 84,000. That’s the number of jobs the Canadian economy added in October, up from 378,000 in September, […]


Jobs search

5 specializations in demand in the healthcare sector

Even though thousands of jobs have been lost due to COVID-19, the health crisis is bringing its share of challenges for the health sector, where staff shortages continue hit hard. Here are some sought-after specialities and the training required to access them.   Beneficiary attendant It is no coincidence that the Quebec government last spring […]


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SPECIAL COVID-19 – REVIEW OF HIRINGS AND DISMISSALS – APRIL 2020

The Quebec economy has been recovering very gradually for a few weeks, but the most recent data released by Statistics Canada indicate that nothing has been gained in terms of employment. A staggering unemployment rate According to figures for the month of April released by Statistics Canada on May 8, 3 million jobs have been […]


Career management

Testimonial: My Summer Job Became My Year-Round Job

You think of it as a temporary job. For two or three months, at most. Summer good times. And surprise! You end up taking on this summer job… all year round. At the time, Karl was studying administration. But his passion was far from the world of management! In fact, Karl was crazy about kayaking. […]


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The 5 Professions that Champion Happiness at Work

What makes you happy on the job? Ask your dentist the next time you visit him, because this profession holds the top position of the very firstLeger Workplace Happiness Index (LWHI) , recently unveiled. Doctors, hairdressers, real estate brokers and managers are also at the top of the charts. Overview. The LWHI survey was conducted […]


Career management

Do you have a career development plan?

In life, we often like to believe in our lucky star… From a professional point of view, establishing a career development plan can actually help the stars to align themselves. A career plan: a development tool that we’ve all heard about, but… who has one? However, according to Al Dea, career development specialist, those who […]


Company life

Following Up Overdue Accounts – Between Diplomacy and Firmness

In the life of an accounting clerk, dealing with the company’s overdue accounts is a task often that requires a certain diplomacy: it is necessary to claim what is due, while taking care of the relationship with the client. How can this be done? Be discreet According to Steve Fournier, Accounts Receivable Analyst in Finance […]


Interview

The Exit Interview and Why it Matters

When an employee resigns it is becoming more and more common to conduct an exit interview. How is it conducted? What do you gain from it? We spoke to Émilie Pelletier, CHRP and HR marketing and communication strategist at HRM Group. Less known than the hiring interview, the exit interview is gaining popularity among organizations […]


Company life

How to Manage People who Resist Authority

In carrying out their duties, managers have to adapt to different types of personalities… including some who invariably challenge their authority. How is the problem to be addressed? We discussed it with Éric Provencher, CHRP and organizational psychologist at HUMANA Conseil. First of all, when we are speaking about employees who pathologically challenge authority, “we […]


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What “Makes the Day” for an Accountant

Paying bills, filling out tax returns, analyzing budgets… These are some of the tasks an accountant has to do one day or another, or even every day. At first glance, nothing very exciting. What if the opposite were true? We asked Lyne Breton, Chartered Accountant and owner of Breton Accounting Services Inc., to tell us […]


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