Articles by Philippe Jean Poirier


The Exploratory Meeting – A Tool to Revive Your Job Search

More subtle than sending a resume, the exploratory meeting is a way to open doors to potential employers without necessarily appearing to beg for a job… Let’s see what it is. The exploratory meeting is an informal meeting that is requested with a director, manager or professional of the same hierarchical level, to obtain information […]

Career management

Changing Jobs – Is This the Right Time?

In the age of mobility, workers no longer hesitate to change jobs to get a promotion, a better boss or a higher salary. But do they always choose the right time? Here are some questions to ask before thinking about quitting your job. “Leave or stay” is the question professionals ask who seek the services […]

Pay and benefits

Salary increase – Keys to Managing them Better

In a context of labour shortages, what are the best practices for HR professionals to set wage increases that will not jeopardize the company while not scaring away the best talents? In theory, one might be tempted to link performance directly with salary increases, in order to reward the best employees and thus ensure that […]

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Do You Know How Much an Employee Absence Costs?

Before tackling the problem of absenteeism, it is first necessary to measure its extent. Here are some keys to calculating the actual costs related to the absence of an employee.  Only 36% of companies kept track of their employees’ absences, as can be read in a recent report from Morneau Shepell on absenteeism. This is […]

Jobs search

Job Search – Some Tips to Beat the Competition!

Are you convinced that you are the ideal candidate for the desired position, but you are not the only person being considered? Here are some tips to make an active search and raise you up above the fray. Identify your “unfair advantage” The concept comes from entrepreneurship. To succeed in business, says author and entrepreneur […]

Jobs search

Find your Next Challenge with an IT Recruitment Firm

In the IT sector, recruitment is often done through an agency, which acts as an intermediary between the candidate and the company. Here’s how to work with a recruitment agency If Albert has not kept his LinkedIn profile up to date, it’s because he doesn’t want to be bombarded with messages from recruiters while he […]

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Do you Have your “Talent Pipeline”?

Do you recruit only when there is an open position? That’s a thing of the past! The practice now is to maintain a continuous conversation (real and virtual) with a pool (as vast as possible) of potential candidates. A “sourcing” expert explains this approach. “The word sourcing comes from the procurement sector,” explains Sébastien Savard, […]

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7 Actions that Hurt your Employer Branding

Whether it’s a haughty attitude shown to a candidate or a lack of discretion during the recruitment process, here are 7 actions that could harm your employer branding. 1. Having the wrong attitude Some companies don’t seem to understand that they no longer have the big stick when it comes to recruiting. In many fields, […]


How to Write a Good Approach Message for a Part-Time Job?

Are you interested in a part-time job? How do you write your covering letter and approach message to land the job? Should you explain your approach? Your obligations? First of all, remember that the CV and covering letter are not so much intended to get a job as to convince the employer to call you […]

Company life

The Importance of Employee Experience

Companies have become aware that their employees are more involved at work when they are “pampered”. But not just in any old way, explains head of employee experience Bertrand Duperrin. According to the report The Experience Revolution from IBM, 62% of companies in China, Germany, India, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States have […]

Company life

Creating an Integration Schedule for New Employees

According to a LinkedIn study, 4% of employees leave their job after “a catastrophic first day”, while 22% resign in the first 45 days. How can this trend be reversed with a good integration plan? “The important thing is to have a plan, to have thought about it and to be ready before starting to […]

Jobs search

Dare to apply without having all the qualifications !

Employers are increasingly demanding with regards to the skills of administrative employees. However, it is quite rare for a candidate to have all the requirements. Here are some tips of what to emphasize when you decide to apply without having all the qualifications. Zaïda B. Mangones, employability consultant at the Club de recherche d’emploi de […]

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