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Unsuccessful job search : 6 ways to cope with depression

Unsuccessful job search — Unemployed people in Quebec—with an average unemployment rate of 22.2 percent—search the longest for jobs in the country. It is normal to feel depression looming on the horizon, but here are some tricks to stay the course while waiting to anchor down. Clear your mind Gregory Delrue, Senior Director of Evolution […]


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Back in traction

You know the feeling. It starts with a slight twinge in the lower back; it later becomes a recurring pain and ends with chronic back problems. Only once we are incapacitated do we finally make the move and see the doctor. Unfortunately, and all too often, a nice spell in traction is the solution, to […]


Career management

Capitalizing on informal leaders

Authentic, honest and inspiring, informal leaders are often more popular than bosses in a working team. Their qualities affect change. Companies therefore have every interest in taking advantage of informal leaders to improve their workplace. These informal leaders can be very determining in a call centre or customer service environment.  The informal leader is an […]


Company life

Take your office from drab to fab

It’s time to invite colour into your office! Take a moment to look around your office. What do you see? (Well, other than the work to be done and the pictures or comics that you don’t really see anymore.) What colours do you notice? I often ask clients to start by adding colour to their […]


Jobs search

Unemployment : The weight of unemployment on health

You would think that by not working we would have more time for exercise. However, that does not seem to be the case. Results of a study on the impacts unemployment has on health. We think that unemployment will finally give us enough free time to do sports, take care of ourselves and eat healthier. […]


Company life

Top 10 steps to improve your office organization

Improve your office organization and avoid piles and files! Improve your office organization – There are recurring themes that I have seen as a small office consultant for over the years. I will outline how to best approach a common challenge – too much visible paper! It can be overwhelming and interfere with productivity. When I’m invited […]


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Wage Increases Announced for 2018

Morneau Shepell published its Human Resources Trends in early August, which reveals that employers anticipate a wage increase of 2.3% on average for 2018. 2.3% wage increase on average for next year is a bit better than the 2.2% of this year. Employers are cautiously optimistic, with four times more counting on better financial results […]


Rights and labour standards

Personal e-mails at work : Employers rights

Personal e-mails at work : Employers rights In Canada, case law considers office computers a production tool under the responsibility of employers, who therefore have the right of control over all employee files and e-mails. Other countries are still debating the issue, however. All Canadian companies can determine their own standards as regards privacy at work. In particular, management can forbid the use of computers […]


Rights and labour standards

Moving towards uberization of the labour market?

In 2016, 100,000 companies around the world were identified as being related to the sharing economy. Many of us seem to be interested in it: the consumer with collaborative consumption (Uber), the citizen with a collaborative lifestyle (cohousing), the entrepreneur with collaborative financing (crowdfunding) or the average person contributing to collaborative production (Wikipedia). But what […]


Career management

7 Good Reasons to Acquire Work Experience During Summer

Working during summer vacations is an excellent opportunity to acquire work experience in a pleasant way. Yet you are torn between taking it easy and seeking a summer job. Here are some good reasons to swap vacations for a summer job. Rebuilding your finances The first good reason to work during the summer is… to […]


Rights and labour standards

Management rights or abusive management ?

There’s a very thin line between management rights and psychological harassment when it comes to leading a team effectively. How to be a good manager without stepping over the line? Many policies and laws require organizations to protect the victims of abuse. Employees who feel violated must have access to several forums that allow them to […]


Career management

Paternity leave : From a business perspective

Is parental leave becoming increasingly for men? There is reason to think about it at a time when large companies such as Spotify and Amazon announce that they want to encourage paternity leave. While some people say it is progress toward more equality between men and women, others still see it as an obstacle. Some […]


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