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How to Stay Motivated in Summer?

The sky is blue, the birds are singing and you see on Facebook photos of your colleagues and friends with their toes in the sand, a Margarita in hand. It’s hard in these conditions to stay focused on your work and stay motivated in summer! Adapt your work pace Do you want to get out of the […]


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7 Tips for Managing Your Inventory Well

Having enough products in stock to meet customer demand while avoiding a surplus of goods that would increase costs – the right balance is not always easy to find. Here are some tips to follow for efficient inventory management. Text: Diane Stehlé Invest in stock management software Of course, you can use an Excel file to […]


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The Art of the Cold Call, Demystified

A demanding exercise, the prospecting phone call (or cold call) still has great potential in business development. Here are some “mantras” to repeat to make this exercise smoother and more profitable! Put yourself in condition One of the keys to success is to believe yourself in the virtues of what you are selling. It’s good […]


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Do You Know How to Unplug Yourself?

Evenings, weekends, holidays: you can’t help avoid taking a peek at your work inbox to deal with details and emergencies or leave your phone turned on in case someone needs you. At a time when more and more countries are putting laws in place that favour the right to disconnect, learn about the best reflexes to completely cut […]


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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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