Articles by Philippe Jean Poirier

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Could You Identify An Engaged Employee?

Engaged employees are not always the fastest or the most productive. They are also the ones who will take the time to help integrate new employees, work in teams and stay after hours to help solve a problem. Know how identify them and give them their rightful place.


Monster Finally Gets A Buyer!

The consolidation of the job search industry continues with the acquisition of American pioneer Monster by Dutch firm Randstad Recruitment for the sum of US$429 million.


The Big HR challenge: Demonstrating Its Value to Senior Management

We sometimes lose sight of the fact that the HR department's role is there to help the organization increase productivity and profitability. How does one properly demonstrate that to the leadership team?


Hirings and Layoffs – August 2016

A review of the companies that have hired and laid off employees during August 2016.


The virtues of micromanagement

Micromanagement does not have to be as bad as we make it seem. It may even become a necessary tool in certain situations. Here are 4 examples.


How to Identify Employees with High Potential

When it comes time to invest in training or coaching an employee, what are the steps to identify those who have a high potential for development?  


Two Reasons Why Meetings End With No Follow-Up

A host of decisions are made at meetings. Yet, we later discover that changes are still not being carried out. Why?


The Advantages Of Blind Recruitment

Without even realizing it, many recruiters have unconscious biases which can mislead them into choosing the wrong candidate. The solution: blind recruitment. We look at the approach in a time of talent acquisition.


Microsoft Buys LinkedIn For $26.2 Billion

Microsoft buys LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion and raises the stakes in the tech sector. The acquisition will enable it to expand its presence in mobile and on social media in the battle against other tech giants like Facebook and Google.

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Getting Your Employees In Shape: The Stick Rather Than The Carrot

A recent US study showed that employees who risk losing the health premiums they had already received were more diligent in exercising than those who received the same premium, but only after their goals were met… The study’s highlights.


A Review of Hirings and Layoffs – June

A review of the companies that have hired and laid off employees in June 2016.


Simply Hired Closing Its Doors On June 26

Simply Hired will either be shutting down or be acquired on June 26th. network