Articles by Lindsay-Anne Prévost

Company life

Open Area Offices for Healthy Employees

A brake on productivity, easier spread of diseases, more frequent disturbances – there are many reasons not to opt for an open area office. Now scientists have just given them a big benefit that may well make you give in to the trend, if you haven’t already done so… According to a new study published […]

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Learn English Online – Some Free Resources

Speaking English is a prerequisite for most jobs. But for those who never had the opportunity to learn English at school, what should they do? There are online resources available to you. These programs improve your oral and written comprehension, as if you were in class, but from the comfort of your own home. Games, […]

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Professional burnout – women are at higher risk

According to a study of industrial relations and sociology by the Université de Montréal, women are more susceptible to professional burnout than men, due to the nature of their work. Female employees often find themselves working in positions where they are overqualified. “Overqualificatoin can arise from a glass ceiling effect where women are less likely […]

Career management

After Performance Assessments, Informal Feedback

Today’s companies are saying goodbye to employee performance management and turn to a less cumbersome process – informal feedback. The big players like Microsoft, General Electric, Deloitte and Adobe are following this new trend. According to the CEB management research firm, 49% of human resource managers intend to do the same during 2018. “Research shows […]

Jobs search

Six tips to increase your visibility on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is now an essential tool for job seekers and their visibility. But with its various paid versions and dozens of parameters, it can be difficult to know how to use it effectively. Here are some tips to best set up your profile. While many job seekers tend to use the the LinkedIn search engine […]

Pay and benefits

Is Salary Really Negotiable?

Even though a number of job offers claim that the salary is “negotiable”, a study by the Robert Half human resources consulting firm shows that few job seekers dare to negotiate a starting salary. What do recruiters think? Only 34% of 400 Canadian workers surveyed say they negotiated a higher salary on their last job […]

Pay and benefits

What is Your Worth on the Job Market?

Many websites give the opportunity of learning our value on the job market. Can these tools help us negotiate a better salary? Yes, on condition of not being too financially greedy… Negotiating your salary is often very strategic – you have to know how to get the highest potential income, without losing your chances of […]

Company life

3 Good Practices to Develop an Effective Succession Management Program

With the baby-boomers retiring, the growth of financial markets that accelerate departures and the global shortage of labour, more and more companies will have to develop an effective succession management program. Will yours be one of them? Here are three key elements to prepare for it. While in the past companies had an easy time […]

Company life

Recruiting while Favouring Diversity – An Approach

Some companies are still reluctant to hire employees who are immigrants, women or disabled. However, many studies show that diversity promotes creativity, as well as reducing absenteeism, staff turnover and conflicts. According to Sylvie St-Pierre, human resources and diversity management consultant, the similarity effect plays a big role in recruitment practices. “The human being has […]

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Can employees “really” go off on vacation?

Turn off your smartphone, set an automatic vacation email and turn off your computer. For some employees, being able to go off on holiday is more a dream than a true reality.

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Motivating your staff to move: tips that work!

A company can see its productivity boosted by 6% to 9% by getting its employees to move so they stay in good shape. Here are some practices to implement within your company. network