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Nurses – How to Keep Morale Up

Although the physical and psychological challenges of nursing staff concern both political, hospital and union leaders, within the team nurses’ equilibrium depends on individual determining factors. What are they? Recognition Expressions of gratitude by patients and families is by far one of the leading sources of motivation for nurses. “The thanks from patients and their […]

Career management

The Many Facets of Social Work

Whether working in a hospital setting or in a CLSC, the social worker (SW) certainly doesn’t have a boring routine. What does this profession look like? How do you become a SW? What is a social worker? Among professionals in support relationships, the SW assesses and restores the social functioning of individuals, couples, families or […]

Company life

4 Best Practices to Promote Diversity 

Diversity and inclusion are recognized today as being drivers of performance and competitiveness. Here are 4 best practices to promote diversity. 1. Stop making it an option According to the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI), there is no doubt that the global competitiveness of Canadian companies depends on the variety of ideas and the […]

Job advice

How to Become Agile Every Day

Agility is now an inherent skill in the business world. The business analyst needs to adapt his approach to be more easily able to embrace new challenges. What is agility and how can you improve yours? Alternative project management “Agile methods” refer to a set of project management practices. Unlike traditional design and production methods […]

Jobs search

A Summer Job and a Good Salary… It’s Possible!

According to Statistics Canada, 55.2% of students work in the summer to pay for their studies. A summer job is not necessarily synonymous with a minimum wage. Some avenues to find a seasonal job with a good salary. A high rate of summer employment At the Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi de l’Outaouais (CJEO), the first of […]

Company life

The Risks of Working Standing Up

Whether you are a cashier or a waiter in a restaurant, these professional activities require you to stand for several hours at a time. How do you avoid back pain? Advice from a specialist. As recognized by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), a protracted standing and semi-immobile position causes work-related musculoskeletal […]

Jobs search

After Sending your CV, Should you Follow up?

Wait quietly for the recruiter’s call or go a step ahead of the news? Following up your application is often highly recommended, provided you do it right. Explanations and advice from an expert. According to Mélanie Hébert, employment consultant at Orienthèque, the first step is to check that your file has been received. “This confirmation […]

Company life

6 Tips to Concentrate Successfully in an Open Area Environment

Colleagues who are loud, laughing and talking out loud, continuous movements and visual distractions, lack of intimacy… working in an open area is sometimes a real ordeal. Here are some tips to concentrate successfully in an open area environment. 1. Think collectively An initial solution to find an optimal work environment consists of proposing an informal […]

Jobs search

Should Graduates Prefer SMEs or Large Companies?

For many graduates, wondering about what type of organization they would like to work in still seems to be a minor issue. Yet the daily working life in a SME generally is completely unrelated to that in a multinational. How are you to choose the type of organization that suits you best? Each type of […]

Jobs search

How to Apply for a Job and Make a Good Impression?

To apply for a job, email remains the most commonly means to send a CV. In the retail sector, however, some candidates prefer to submit it by hand to prospective employers. Waste of time or worthwhile choice? To get a job in local shops or department stores, going to them to offer your services is […]

Jobs search

What is the Role of Employment Agencies?

Across Canada, more than 400,000 workers have a job through 1,300 employment agencies which are members of the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services (ACSESS). What is the role of employment agencies, concentrating, in Quebec and Ontario, about one-third of job offers? What is an employment agency? An employment agency means a public […]

Career management

When the competition is soliciting your talents

When the competition is soliciting your talents – With the glitter of a contract that is better than your current one, it’s an attractive offer. But before seizing this opportunity, there are some major details to consider. Here are the main ones. The first thing to do is to know whether your employment contract contains […]

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