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Review of hirings and layoffs – December 2018

Here is a review of the companies where jobs were created and others were lost in December 2018. HIRINGS The consulting firm Accenture announced in late November 2018 its intention to create by 2020 no less than 800 new positions related to the digital economy. The company, present in major Canadian cities, has 5,000 employees. […]


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3 Years: The Ideal Duration of a Job (According to Employers)

Staying in a job for 3 years would be the ideal duration for employers, according to Indeed. For employees… six months! Results of a survey on perceptions of professional leapfrogging. In 2018, professionals are changing career often and accumulating more jobs than the baby boomers did. Adaptability, curiosity, variety and volatility: these are the values […]


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REVIEW OF HIRINGS AND LAYOFFS – NOVEMBER 2018

Here is a review of the companies where jobs were created and others were lost in November 2018. HIRINGS Coveo, a Quebec-based artificial intelligence company, will expand its Montreal office to accommodate an additional 300 employees by 2020. Many high-tech jobs will be created, including developers and data scientists . Still in the world of […]


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Working and Consuming Cannabis – What You Need to Know

You now have the right to buy and consume cannabis. But this does not mean you can arrive at the office under the influence! What is the impact of this new legislation on your professional life? What are your rights and duties? Your obligations regarding health and safety at work As an employee, your primary […]


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Why and How Can You Become an Environmentally-Friendly Employee?

By 2030, greenhouse gas emissions have to be reduced 30% compared to 2005. This commitment by the Trudeau government requires mobilization by all, not only citizens and industries. Certainly, every contribution is beneficial, including that of employees.   Beware of easy energy If you are attentive to what’s happening around you, you may realize that […]


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Brown-Out: When You Lose Motivation at Work

It’s a new form of work-related depression that may well become more common in the coming years. Brown-out, which literally refers to a “drop in power”, affects more and more workers. But what is this new disorder and what are the symptoms to watch out for? Brown-out must not be confused with burn-out, which describes […]


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Newcomers – Help with Working in Canadian Hotels

The government of Canada has just launched a 3-year pilot project to help newcomers find work in Canadian hotels. Good news for the tourist industry, in dire need of manpower. The tourism industry provides work for 1.7 million people from coast to coast, according to data collected in 2016 by Tourism HR Canada, and this […]


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A REVIEW OF HIRINGS AND LAYOFFS – JULY 2018

Here is a review of the companies that have announced hirings and layoffs during July 2018. HIRINGS After abolishing 75 positions in its content teams last month, Rogers Communications announced this month the expansion of its customer contact center in Moncton, New Brunswick, creating 215 new jobs. The customer contact center employs customer service advisors, […]


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How to dress well in the office in summer

Summer temperatures are still bearable, but they will soon climb and provoke the usual headache about dress code among all employees – how do you dress to stay professional without suffocating?  Pay attention to what you reveal In the professional context, one thing is always true: do not show too much. But in summer, there […]


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A review of hirings and layoffs – May 2018

Here is a review of the companies that have announced hirings and layoffs during May 2018. HIRINGS Quebec is preparing the next legalization of cannabis: the future Quebec Cannabis Society (SQDC) is looking for nearly 300 new employees to be spread across the 20 branches that will open this fall. http://www.journaldequebec.com/2018/05/16/quebec-cherche-300-vendeurs-de-pot In Vancouver, TransLink, the […]


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Religion and business – a fragile balance

Multiculturalism being what it is in Canada, it’s normal for religion to enter into companies. Before looking at how this delicate subject is experienced by employees and dealt with by employers, let’s draw a portrait of religions in the country in general, and in the different provinces in particular.     A great diversity of […]


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Review of Hirings and Layoffs – January 2018

Here is a summary of companies where jobs were created and others were lost during January 2018. HIRINGS 1. The opening of the first Village des Valeurs store in Sherbrooke has led to creation of more than 60 jobs, half of them full time. It is the 17th store of this popular chain which offers […]


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