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How much should you spend on electronic devices for work?

More and more businesses expect their employees to own their own work electronic devices (BYOD: Bring Your Own Device). But who should pay the user fees? How do you draw the line between personal and professional use? A survey conducted by the research firm IDC Canada shows that 73% of Canadian companies let employees use […]


Company life

In meetings, turn off your smartphones

Managers simply do not appreciate business people checking their messages on their smartphones during meetings. This is revealed by a study conducted by Robert Half Management Resources involving 300 managers across the country.  Reading emails or texts, typing or even taking a quick peak at social media networks on your smartphone: these are some habits […]


Company life

The commute, a chance to rest

Contrary to common belief, time spent commuting to or from work is a positive experience for a majority of Canadians. According to a study published by the Toronto advertising agency Bensimon Byrne, 77% of commuters even report being in a better mood after their daily commute.   15.4 million Canadians travel to and from work […]


Company life, Job advice

The office of tomorrow is now a living space

What does a multinational employee and a freelancer have in common? Well, obviously not the salary or client relationship! But the desire to work in an office that resembles anything but an office. Over the last few years, emphasis has been placed on work space layout and decoration to promote professional exchanges and stimulate creativity. […]


Company life

Being Friends With Coworkers Is Good For The Health

That is the conclusion of a new meta-analysis that examined the impact of labour relations on people’s health. Here are its highlights. The research, recently published in Personality and Social Psychology Review, is a comprehensive analysis of 58 studies from 15 countries conducted on a pool of 19,000 workers across various industries, such as nursing, […]


Career management

Are you starting to get hungover from the new job?

Candidates are promised a fulfilling, new job, and work on exciting projects. They are lured by advancement opportunities and the positive appraisal from the team that they will join. In short, they are promised the world. During a new employee’s first week, he’s on a honeymoon. We present him to the team, show him how […]


Company life

Road work: Solutions for employers dealing with construction

With tons of road work underway in Quebec, traffic is no longer limited to rush hour. Now, you can get stuck in traffic anytime. Article provided by the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés (CRHA) www.Portailrh.org According to a survey released by the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés (CRHA), 78.8% of companies […]


Resume

Your CV in 10 questions

It only takes up between two and three pages yet its appearance is constantly changing. Here are some tips from human resources professionals on updating your CV. 1. Should the CV be ordered chronologically or by competency? Matthieu Degenève, founder of l’Oeil du recruteur, answers, “With standard CVs, I prefer a mixed formula with information […]


Pay and benefits

Benefits: Apply for a job at this grocery store and get land!

When looking for a job, we think about more than a salary – there are also benefits such as the type of car or flexible hours. The Farmer’s Daughter Country Market is offering something a bit more original. How are they to attract candidates when it is a small business located and a small island […]


Resume

A professional resume written by a professional

Finding a job requires knowing how to properly communicate your message. People are trained for it. Have you ever thought of paying someone to write you a professional resume? Here are your options. “It’s nice to have the best skills in the world, but it is still the CV that gets you an interview,” says Guy […]


News

Tomorrow’s job market: what can we expect?

Jobs will be the key to Canada’s economic recovery, according to Toronto’s C.D. Howe Institute. In a recent note published at the beginning of the month, the think-tank established findings and proposals urging Ottawa to act with regard to employment insurance, dissemination of information, education and inclusion policy. Finding a place on the job market […]


Career management

Is office politics central to a successful career?

Accountemps has published the results of a survey on office politics. It turns out that more than half of Canadians are involved in it in some way, and many think it is essential for getting ahead in their career…   Office politics play an important role in the workplace. At least this is the opinion […]


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