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Pay and benefits

What Can You Negotiate (Besides Salary)?

It can sometimes be difficult to negotiate salary as such, because companies respect ranges that depend on position, experience, seniority, etc. But there are other elements you can try to get for better remuneration and better quality of life. Find out which. Work time and terms The work time schedule and the possibility of adapting […]


Pay and benefits

With No Negotiation Beyond Pay, 32% of Canadians Reject the Job Offer

According to a Robert Half survey, Canadian workers want to be able to negotiate with employers, including on non-pecuniary benefits. 32% of respondents would even reject the job offer if the company refuses this negotiation. Candidates want proof that employers are ready to negotiate aspects other than salary, especially candidates with the profile sought. 32% […]


Rights and labour standards

Reducing the Wage Gap Between Men and Women

On average, the wage gap between men and women has diminished over the past twenty years in Canada, although there are still disparities, according to Statistics Canada.  In 1998, women earned an average of $22.34 per hour, compared to $27.51 for men, a gap of 18.8%. In 2018, the gap shrank by 5.5 points, to […]


Career management

How Do You Juggle 2 Jobs?

42% of Canadian workers have more than one job and one-third run their own business, according to a Sage survey. Whether for financial issues, to start a new business or to expand your network, you might be considering another job in addition to your main job… But how can you successfully juggle the two without […]


Rights and labour standards

What’s Changing in the New Labour Code?

Canada’s new Labour Code came into force on September 1, 2019. It guarantees more unpaid leave and breaks for 900,000 federal employees. More breaks One of the changes made by the Canada’s new Labour Code since early September is 30 minutes of unpaid break after each period of five consecutive hours of work. Note, however, that […]


Jobs search

Job Search: How to Get Remotivated After the Summer Holidays

So you have taken a bit of a summer break in your job search, and that’s great – it’s important to recharge your batteries. But now you are having a hard time getting back into it… Here are some tips to get back into the game. Take stock If you have let go of your […]


Oddly enough

Should You Hide Your Relationship with Your Colleague?

Romance in the office – it happens! According to a survey by ADP Canada, one Canadian professional in three has had a romantic relationship at work. What do you do in this situation? Do you hide it, like 45% of people who found themselves in this situation, or on the contrary talk about it openly? It […]


Company life

Learn how to master the elevator pitch

It’s called the elevator pitch, because it is intended to be persuasive in the short time of a ride on an elevator. The key to the elevator pitch is therefore to get straight to the point… but without forgetting anything. 7 tips for using it in your job search. Answer the 5 questions There is […]


Company life

How to Stay Motivated in Summer?

The sky is blue, the birds are singing and you see on Facebook photos of your colleagues and friends with their toes in the sand, a Margarita in hand. It’s hard in these conditions to stay focused on your work and stay motivated in summer! Adapt your work pace Do you want to get out of the […]


News

Professional Burnout: Take Action Before It’s Too Late

Despite better understanding in recent years, the professional burnout syndrome remains relatively poorly treated, partly because people afflicted with it do not identify it, or do so too late. Find out what the early symptoms are and how to react accordingly. The most common symptoms First of all, the symptoms of professional burnout can vary: not […]


Company life

Do You Know How to Unplug Yourself?

Evenings, weekends, holidays: you can’t help avoid taking a peek at your work inbox to deal with details and emergencies or leave your phone turned on in case someone needs you. At a time when more and more countries are putting laws in place that favour the right to disconnect, learn about the best reflexes to completely cut […]


News

Canada’s Best Cities for Young Workers

YouthfulCities has published its 2019 Urban Work Index, which analyzes various criteria to rank Canada’s cities on their attractiveness and commitment to young workers. The YouthfulCities study of Canada’s best cities for young workers is based on 4 broadcategories divided into sub-themes: affordability (clothing/food, recreation, health, housing, transport and public services), education (access, affordability, learning integrated […]


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