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4 Good Reasons for Working Four Days a Week

Each time you decide to take Friday off or when a holiday falls on a Monday, do you tell yourself when you go back to work that really, weekends should always be three days? Why not start this way of working? It has many benefits, both for you and for your employer. 1. Good for […]


News

Review of Hirings and Layoffs – September 2017

A summary of businesses that hired or laid off employees during September 2017. HIRINGS The world of video games is doing well in the province! The proof is the announcement of Ubisoft to hire 1,000 people in the next few months. The French video game giant plans to add 675 employees to its studio in […]


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Preparing for tomorrow’s occupations

All the studies, surveys, analyses point in the same direction: automation and robotization are revolutionizing the world of work and, in turn, the occupations, learning and status of workers. Overview of what lies ahead by 2030. Digital technology in the cognitive age A report from Dell and the Institute for the Future suggests that the […]


Rights and labour standards

Half of employees shop from the office

The day after Thanksgiving is not the most productive day of the year for employees: 49% of them take advantage of Cyber Monday to shop online from work. Robert Half Technology conducted a survey on the practice of shopping at work in connection with Cyber Monday among 1,400 IT managers and 1,400 employees at least […]


Career management

Non-Traditional Workers : Trend Overview

Non-traditional workers – Freelancers, self-employed workers, contract workers, remote workers, consultants… There are more and more non-traditional workers. Following the realities of the labour market, which goes for flexibility, adaptability and so-called “agile” business models and recruitment, they now constitute 20 to 30% of Canadian workers. Brief overview of a trend that is gaining momentum. […]


News

Shortage of 48,000 truckers by 2024

It’s not a new problem but it’s getting worse! According to a recent study, the Canadian road transport sector will have to deal with a serious shortage of truck drivers within the next eight years. The average age of truckers in Canada is currently 47, two years older than in 2013, when the coming shortage […]


Jobs search

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 […]


Company life

Meditation at work ? A practice in growth

Meditation at work ? Fully aware meditation or “mindfulness” sounds esoteric to your ears? Yet, the practice extends to the most serious and demanding professions, such those in the medical field and will make you better at work.   Mathew, 29, has a big year ahead of him as he finishes his MBA while migrating […]


Company life

10 ideas to help improve your employees’s health

Sure, a gym membership is good. But a boss conscious of his employees’ health, that’s better! Here’s a realistic goal for a company that is invested in its well-being. Ten steps for initiating positive change. A healthy approach to business is based on three elements: senior management participation, employee consultation and a structured methodology. According […]


News

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 […]


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