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Changing Fields – Good Questions to Ask

Has the urge to drop your professional activities to start over from scratch in another field crossed your mind? Before you start looking for greener pastures where you can develop new skills, certain questions are worth asking so you don’t drag your dissatisfaction into it. What drives me professionally? You can carry out the exercise […]


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Newcomers – Programs to Help You Find a Temporary Job

For both employers and transient workers, finding a job or hiring temporary employees is not always easy. But there are two federal government programs that can help – the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) program and the International Mobility Program (IMP). Advantages and disadvantages of each.  The International Mobility Program (IMP) “allows employers to hire foreign […]


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Why and How Can You Become an Environmentally-Friendly Employee?

By 2030, greenhouse gas emissions have to be reduced 30% compared to 2005. This commitment by the Trudeau government requires mobilization by all, not only citizens and industries. Certainly, every contribution is beneficial, including that of employees.   Beware of easy energy If you are attentive to what’s happening around you, you may realize that […]


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Learn English Online – Some Free Resources

In 2018, speaking English is a prerequisite for most jobs. But for those who never had the opportunity to learn English at school, what should they do? There are online resources available to you. These programs improve your oral and written comprehension, as if you were in class, but from the comfort of your own […]


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Brown-Out: When You Lose Motivation at Work

It’s a new form of work-related depression that may well become more common in the coming years. Brown-out, which literally refers to a “drop in power”, affects more and more workers. But what is this new disorder and what are the symptoms to watch out for? Brown-out must not be confused with burn-out, which describes […]


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How to Respond When Boredom Gets the Upper Hand at the Office

A bit of boredom at the office doesn’t hurt and could even be an opportunity to tackle some chores that appear at the bottom of your to-do list. However, when boredom begins to settle in, it’s a completely different story. It’s important to respond quickly before bore-out strikes you too hard. For, as mentioned by […]


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Newcomers – Help with Working in Canadian Hotels

The government of Canada has just launched a 3-year pilot project to help newcomers find work in Canadian hotels. Good news for the tourist industry, in dire need of manpower. The tourism industry provides work for 1.7 million people from coast to coast, according to data collected in 2016 by Tourism HR Canada, and this […]


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How to React to Sexist Behaviour in Business?

Arising mainly from the patriarchy, sexism at work can be hard to identify, as it is integrated into the company culture and can manifest itself without particular violence… but it is harmful nonetheless. How is it expressed? How can we react to the various comments and behaviours of certain colleagues?     Various forms of […]


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10 Things to Know Before Going to Work in a Start-Up

Working in a start-up may sound cool from the outside, but do you know what you’re getting into? Here are 10 things to know about joining a young sprout… 1. Ephemeral jobs In general, half of new businesses go out of business before their fifth year of existence. In the field of venture capital, an […]


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Changing Jobs – Is This the Right Time?

In the age of mobility, workers no longer hesitate to change jobs to get a promotion, a better boss or a higher salary. But do they always choose the right time? Here are some questions to ask before thinking about quitting your job. “Leave or stay” is the question professionals ask who seek the services […]


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How to Stay Cool at the Office

Do you work in an non-air conditioned workplace?  Do you stay in front your computer, it’s heat being a real torture? Follow these tips and you can keep the temperature at a bearable level. Eat well What does it mean to eat well? When it’s hot, it’s a matter of eating small quantities, but more […]


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Is Showing Your Emotions at Work Frowned Upon?

According to a survey by the Accountemps firm, more than 4 employees out of 10 admit to having cried at work. Nonetheless, nearly one executive out of two does not see any negative effect. However, 35% of them felt that crying at work was unacceptable, compared to 38% of employees. Employees decidedly judge themselves severely, […]


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