Articles by Florence Risueño Faure

Company life

The commute, a chance to rest

Contrary to common belief, time spent commuting to or from work is a positive experience for a majority of Canadians. According to a study published by the Toronto advertising agency Bensimon Byrne, 77% of commuters even report being in a better mood after their daily commute.   15.4 million Canadians travel to and from work […]


Oddly enough

Recruitment: teens popular with companies

Starting a professional career at a very young age can often be done only by starting a business. But employers are beginning to pay close attention to teens, inviting them to take on some rather unusual jobs.


Good to know

Rehired by a former employer: professionals somewhat reluctant

Companies are often more interested in boomerang employees. There are many performance benefits when they return. However, former employees have very little motivation to return to a former employer. This is what a survey found, conducted among 300 HR managers and 400 office employees across Canada by Accountemps, a Robert Half company that specializes in recruitment in accounting and finance.


File

Finances, the No 1 concern for non-retired Canadians

Soon to retire, most workers over 45 years old want to quit their job. However, the financial aspect is putting the brakes on their projects despite their optimistic view of their future retirement. This is what a recent study found, conducted by HSBC in 17 countries and territories, including Canada.


Toolbox

HR: 5 tips to remain competitive

Managing human resources while standing out to attract and retain talent – this is a challenge companies are facing. To assist them, the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés (CRHA) analyzed five HR trends.


By the numbers

Only 6% of companies offer phased retirement to their employees

Canadian businesses are struggling to structure the transition to retirement by their employees, according to a recent study conducted by Morneau Shepell, a human resources consulting and services firm. Although some offer comprehensive planning programs, most only study requests case by case.


News

A Review of Hirings and Layoffs for December 2015

An assessment of the companies that have hired and laid off employees during the month of December 2015.


To Read

Moving Ahead: Workplace Interventions to Reduce Physical Inactivity and Sedentary Behaviour

The sedentary lifestyle is still gaining ground even though the human body has a natural need of movement. At work, it’s difficult to be active unless employers give it a boost. The new report prepared by the Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care of the Conference Board of Canada and distributed jointly with ParticipACTION, “Moving Ahead: Workplace Interventions to Reduce Physical Inactivity and Sedentary Behaviour” gives precisely the keys for action companies need to help their employees be more active.


Oddly enough

Nearly a quarter of companies let their employees shop online

As the holiday season approaches, there is a strong temptation to flush out savings on the internet, including from work. Good news: companies are quite favourable, trusting in their employees’ ability to manage their time.


Good to know

Employee benefits: too costly for employers

Conducted by the Conference Board of Canada among 2,178 human resources managers of medium and large organizations across the company, a survey on employee benefit programs has resulted in a comparative study of employee benefits in 2015. It reveals in particular that the high cost of benefits paid to employees is leading organizations to rethink their health offering.


Oddly enough

Workspace 3.0, a revolution?

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a firm specializing in audit, consulting, taxation and risk management, recently took up its quarters in an avant-garde building in the suburbs of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. The Edge combines ecological and environmental performance with ergonomic and connected work.


By the numbers

Forty percent of Canadian workers often think of changing jobs

For a number of Canadian workers, 2015 will ring in new job prospects. These were the findings of a recent survey of the global workforce by the KGWI for Kelly Services. The study was conducted with 230,000 respondents from across America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific, 12,000 of whom are in Canada.


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