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“Sell” Your Projects to Your Staff and Keep the Team Spirit

Project managers have a role of management, but also of attraction. Here are some tips to rally your troops to your projects and make sure that there is some benefit for everyone involved while keeping the team spirit. Create an optimal atmosphere Since a lot of time is spent at work, it’s important to have […]


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Following Up Overdue Accounts – Between Diplomacy and Firmness

In the life of an accounting clerk, dealing with the company’s overdue accounts is a task often that requires a certain diplomacy: it is necessary to claim what is due, while taking care of the relationship with the client. How can this be done? Be discreet According to Steve Fournier, Accounts Receivable Analyst in Finance […]


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Why Should the Length of Your Meetings Be Shortened?

In a working environment, it’s necessary to be productive. Suffering from acute “meetingitis” is costly for the company, especially when these meetings keep employees occupied for a long time without being able to see tangible benefits. Here are 3 factors that will encourage you to shorten the length of your meetings: Occupying resources. These days […]


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How to Respond to Harassment at Work

Sexual, psychological or discriminatory harassment: these situations are found more often that you might think in Canadian workplaces. 19% of women and 13% of men have been victims at least once in their careers. Learn how to recognize it to know how to react accordingly. Is it harassment? To know how to respond, the first […]


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Reinvent Your Meetings!

The culture of the meeting is a tradition within most companies. Often necessary for better communication, team meetings can be long, painful and ineffective, however. But to make them more dynamic, several techniques have been developed to renew the classic meeting. Here are some examples. The stand-up meeting As its name indicated, the stand-up meeting […]


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Company Culture – How to Find the Ideal Employer

Looking for an employer is becoming more and more like looking for… a spouse! An increasing number of employees are looking for the perfect match. A recent survey by the Robert Half firm reveals that 2 Canadians out of 5 would be willing to turn down the job of their dreams if they disagreed with […]


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How to Manage People who Resist Authority

In carrying out their duties, managers have to adapt to different types of personalities… including some who invariably challenge their authority. How is the problem to be addressed? We discussed it with Éric Provencher, CHRP and organizational psychologist at HUMANA Conseil. First of all, when we are speaking about employees who pathologically challenge authority, “we […]


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Mistakes Every Project Manager Makes

Whether just starting out or having earned his stripes, no project manager is immune from mistakes. Here are three big risks of the trade, and how to avoid them. Starting too soon In a hurry to take action? Be careful not to jump onto the first solution that comes to mind. Project managers who fall […]


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Technologies: Factors for Inclusion or Exclusion of People with Disabilities

While the internet often represents a tremendous means of communication and socialization, it can become a real tool of exclusion for people with some form of disability. What computer difficulties do they encounter in their daily lives? What adjustments do the different players have to make so the computer tool is more accessible?     […]


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Open Area Offices for Healthy Employees

A brake on productivity, easier spread of diseases, more frequent disturbances – there are many reasons not to opt for an open area office. Now scientists have just given them a big benefit that may well make you give in to the trend, if you haven’t already done so… According to a new study published […]


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Flexible Work – Better Jobs and Better Salaries for Women

Flexible work is an asset for effective working time, for productivity, for reduction of wage inequality between the sexes, as well as between women with different family situations. Balance between private and professional life According to a study from the University of British Columbia, flexible work hours reduce the wage gap to 68% between women […]


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4 Best Practices to Promote Diversity 

Diversity and inclusion are recognized today as being drivers of performance and competitiveness. Here are 4 best practices to promote diversity. 1. Stop making it an option According to the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI), there is no doubt that the global competitiveness of Canadian companies depends on the variety of ideas and the […]


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