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Spirituality at work: what is its place in the workplace?

Spirituality is a highly personal, delicate subject. Nevertheless, studies demonstrating its impact on productivity support that it seems to have found its way into work. Forget all those references to a divine or supernatural power: spirituality is now free; religious decline in many western countries have laicized it. Other beliefs now nourish our inner lives; […]


Company life

From Colleagues to Friends

Why not make friends in the office  It improves team productivity and makes your surroundings more pleasant. If only there were good reasons to befriend our colleagues. Theory tells us to leave our emotions at the office door, but it’s more complex than that in practise.  Emotional ties inevitably create work problems.  So, how can […]


Resume

CV Typos can be costly for applicants

25% of managers say they do not consider applicants who make a single typing error on their CV, according to a study conducted by Accountemps, a division of Robert Half. In the era of tweets and text messages, candidates will have to demonstrate more and more vigilance in writing their curriculum vitae. According to the […]


Interview

The real risk? The last five minutes of an interview

You have spent a good hour putting in tons of effort to look interested, dynamic, perceptive, curious, and—five minutes to the end—you lose your balance and wipe out. One last question knocks you off your feet, you let out a thank you that sounds fake, an innappropriate gesture right as you’re leaving. Here is some […]


Jobs search

5 Networking mistakes that undermine your approach

Do you have a strong handshake and live to meet people? Is this enough to efficiently network? Avoid these 5 networking mistakes that risk wiping out your efforts. 1. You don’t network often enough More often than not, we enter networking mode when we want something: a new job, a reference, or a meeting with […]


Company life

Working from home: Know how to keep your distance

Working from home (for a few days to an entire week) is increasingly in demand and businesses are especially offering it to attract young candidates. But be careful not to leave the office on a moment’s notice. In theory, working from home makes everyone happy: less work space for an employer to manage, more employee […]


Oddly enough

Millennials are concerned with quality work, survey finds

A survey conducted by the Indian recruitment firm Jombay concluded that millennials prioritize their work quality. Surprising, when this generation has a reputation of cutting corners… The facts are striking. When asked what motivates them at work, 80% of the 2,800 surveyed millennials reported that work quality was most important. They also look for this […]


Jobs search

Job Search: 10 good resolutions for 2017

You have taken a well-deserved break over the holidays, so now is the time to recharge. Here are 10 good resolutions to your job search and to make to snag the job of your dreams in 2017.   I will update my CV This is one of the first things that employers look at – […]


News

2016 retrospective: The Labour Market, Top 10 News

  2016 Retrospective: the top ten news of the labour market Banks – Major Canadian banks (CIBC, BMO, National Bank, Laurentian, Desjardins, etc.) all justified their cuts in personnel with their need to adapt to customers shifting towards digital platforms. Media – The media funding model is in crisis mode. Thus, media groups (TC Media, Rogers Media, […]


Career management

Career management: Quebecois look to the future

A recent Monster.ca survey found that Quebecois do not look kindly on their old employers. Only 17% of Quebec respondents would return to their previous employer during their career, this rate increases to 40% in the rest of Canada. Here are some striking facts from this comparative survey. Do you have nostalgia for an old job? […]


Company life

Office holiday party

Yes, the countdown has started and the end of year parties are overflowing our diaries.  Between the office holiday party and Aunt Annette’s there remain only a few time slots available to answer to the requests of our CFO who wants to finalize the budget for the end of the year! How do we stay calm […]


Company life

Management tricks to inspire your team to do more

As an entrepreneur, is motivating your work team still a big challenge? There is no miracle cure, but you are the best person to motivate them by example. Here are some inspiring management tricks. Offer flexible hours Every day give your employees breaks to recharge (while ensuring they respect their commitments), it will help them […]


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