Articles by Aurélie Le Caignec

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Canada abolishes mandatory retirement age

In December 2011, the federal government decided to abolish the mandatory retirement age, which had been set at 65, as a way to help mitigate labour shortages.

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Canadian oil and gas workers most confident about career prospects

Energy sector professionals appear more confident as regards work prospects. According to a Rigzone study, 78% of them were approached by a recruiter in the past six months.


Canadians still concerned about their pension plans

According to the latest National Bank Retirement Index survey, Canadians are concerned as the situation of defined benefit pension plans shows no improvement.

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Health management: A major issue for businesses

According to the Towers Watson Staying@Work Survey, a quarter of Canadian firms are planning to offer some type of financial reward in 2012 to employees who participate in their health management programs.


Aboriginals harder hit by unemployment

How are Aboriginal people faring since the economic downturn that began in 2008? Statistic Canada’s study titled Aboriginal people and the labour market, released last month, sheds light on the issue.

Oddly enough

Nearly four in ten firms not having a Christmas party

With many companies still facing tough times, Christmas parties could be a workplace casualty this year.By Aurélie Le Caignec


Equality between men and women: Still progress to be made

Although the gaps are narrowing in health and education worldwide, women are still having difficulty competing with men on an equal footing in economics and politics.

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Only one company out of four is good at teamwork

The ESI International survey on the links between collaboration and performance at work reveal a big contradiction: while most Canadian companies (65.5%) recognize the benefits of teamwork, barely a quarter (27.8%) work collaboratively.

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51% of Canadian businesses confident about 2012

These are the findings from a BMO Bank of Montreal report released in October.

Oddly enough

What about you—What’s your biggest complaint when it comes to coworkers?

A LinkedIn survey reveals what bugs professionals the most in the workplace.

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