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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 […]


Not to be missed

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 […]


Resume

The Job Search – How to Keep Your Morale Up

Between rejection and when tons of resumes act like messages in bottles, how do you keep your morale up in spite of everything? Tips from Mathieu Guénette, guidance counsellor. Revise your CV and ask for advice According to Mr. Guénette, the first thing to do is to make sure your CV is clear and relevant. […]