Articles by Catherine Courchesne

Rights and labour standards

Remote working does not prevent harassment

Remote working doesn’t necessarily put the brakes on harassment. On the contrary. Even with remote work, certain co-workers may be disrespectful, if not harassing. A recent survey by l’Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés (CRHA) reveals that 29% of Quebec workers were either victims or witnesses of cyber harassment in 2020. That number was […]


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How to reduce ‘Zoom Fatigue’

With the third wave of COVID-19 in full swing and the country still in lockdown, remote work continues to be recommended. In this scenario, how can you avoid exhaustion after a day of virtual meetings? Here are some tips from a kinesiologist. According to a study by Stanford University, in California, video calls on platforms […]


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Special COVID-19 – A review of hirings and dimissals – May 2021

As vaccination campaigns continue across the country, the third wave has wreaked havoc and forced some provincial governments to shut down businesses and businesses. What has been the effect of these measures on employment? The data from Statistics Canada’s most recent Labor Force Survey (LFS) is clear: the tightening of sanitation measures in April increased […]


Oddly enough

Four inspiring examples of gamification

  While nothing new, the concept of gamification continues to be popular in offices. Here are four inspiring examples practised by companies around the world. Gamification applies the principles and techniques of gaming, for example video games, to a non-gaming context. The goal? Encourage users to adopt a desired behaviour while having fun. Over the […]


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A REVIEW OF HIRINGS AND DISMISSALS IN CANADA – APRIL 2021 (SPECIAL COVID-19)

Now that a small portion of the most vulnerable Canadians have been vaccinated against COVID-19, what is the outlook for this spring, marked by the increase in variant cases in several regions of the country? Data from the Labor Force Survey (LFS) for March 2021 are published: Canada’s economy has rebounded, according to Statistics Canada. […]


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A review of hirings and dismissals in Canada – March 2021 (Special COVID-19)

The health crisis has been going on for a year now. Here’s what the job market looks like right now, as the new variants raise fears of new waves of the virus this spring. On the one hand, the new variants of COVID-19 are scary. On the other hand, the data from Statistics Canada’s most […]


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Supportive collaboration and telework

In the current context where remote work has almost become the norm, the concept of supportive collaboration takes on its full meaning. What does that consist of exactly? Julie Tremblay-Potvin, cofounder and president of the consulting firm De Saison, shares her vision. Strategist in the development of people and organizations for De Saison – Art […]


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A review of hirings and dismissals in Canada – February 2021

COVID-19 continues to gain ground across the country this winter. As some sectors have just reopened, what are the repercussions of the January lockdown on the Canadian job market? The latest data from Statistics Canada’s Labor Force Survey (LFS) are not encouraging: The tightening of health measures due to COVID-19 has hurt across the country. […]


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Report on hirings and dismissals – January 2021

Has job growth held up in recent weeks as COVID-19 continues to gain traction in the country? The most recent Statistics Canada employment data fell in early January. In summary, the unemployment rate rose slightly in December 2020 to stand at 8.6%, compared to 8.5% in November 2020. This increase could be explained by the […]


Career management

5 characteristics of a good leader

Becoming a good leader can be learned. How? What characteristics have to be acquired? We talk about it with Yvon Chouinard and Nicole Simard, the authors of the book Votre Impact: Agir en leader [Your Impact: Acting as a Leader], recently published by Logiques. During their careers, Yvon Chouinard and Nicole Simard have supported and […]


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COVID-19 Special – Report on hirings and dismissals – December 2020

As the holiday season starts, COVID-19 is not running out of steam in Canada. What about the unemployment rate and the state of the job market in the country? Let us first recall a few figures taken from Statistics Canada data: in February 2020, just before the pandemic hit the Canadian economy head-on, the unemployment […]


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COVID-19 SPECIAL – REPORT ON HIRINGS AND DISMISSALS – NOVEMBER 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic does not appear to be running out of steam at home. Against this backdrop, here’s how the Canadian job market is doing as the cold season looms on the horizon. The number of the month: 84,000. That’s the number of jobs the Canadian economy added in October, up from 378,000 in September, […]


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