Articles by Séverine Degallaix

Rights and labour standards

Reducing the Wage Gap Between Men and Women

On average, the wage gap between men and women has diminished over the past twenty years in Canada, although there are still disparities, according to Statistics Canada.  In 1998, women earned an average of $22.34 per hour, compared to $27.51 for men, a gap of 18.8%. In 2018, the gap shrank by 5.5 points, to […]


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Can You Recruit Without a Resume?

Historically, the resume is the recruiter’s Number One tool, his first point of contact with candidates. But other solutions are appearing more and more. Although this document is not (yet!) obsolete, learning to do without it can leave you open to interesting profiles that would not have reached you by this conventional route. The drawbacks […]


Rights and labour standards

What’s Changing in the New Labour Code?

Canada’s new Labour Code came into force on September 1, 2019. It guarantees more unpaid leave and breaks for 900,000 federal employees. More breaks One of the changes made by the Canada’s new Labour Code since early September is 30 minutes of unpaid break after each period of five consecutive hours of work. Note, however, that […]


Jobs search

Job Search: How to Get Remotivated After the Summer Holidays

So you have taken a bit of a summer break in your job search, and that’s great – it’s important to recharge your batteries. But now you are having a hard time getting back into it… Here are some tips to get back into the game. Take stock If you have let go of your […]


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How to Protect Your Employees’ Data

Administrative management, payroll payments, tracking staff… For your business to run smoothly you have to keep certain data about your employees. But beware of breaches, losses, leaks and other security problems! To avoid getting into such a situation, follow these 9 tips. Collect only the data you need In your files there should only be data related to […]


Rights and labour standards

How to Set Up a Workplace Romance Policy

At a time when sexual harassment is central to all discussions, it’s difficult for employers to know how to manage romance at work! There are several options available to them, from outright prohibition to establishment of a dedicated policy and case-by-case reactions. One person out of three has had a romantic relationship at work, and […]


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Know how to retain experienced workers

Partnering with Générations au travail, réussir ensemble!, the Université TELUQ has put a tool online for companies located in Québec that lets them assess their employment practices for people who are 50 years old and above. Workforce diversification is more than age differences: it has been proven that having employees of different generations is good for creativity […]


Company life

Is It Necessary to Recruit in Summer?

After the busy periods, June, July and August arrive, HR Manager, you are thinking that you can relieve the pressure somewhat, especially t0 recruit in summer. But are you sure this is a valid strategy? Here are three good reasons why recruiting in summer is a good idea … You have the time Nearly all companies, from which […]


Training

Are You Prepared to Train to Hire?

One of the main problems on the labour market is the gap between available skills and those needed by businesses. Robert Half conducted a survey on this subject with 300 HR managers and 500 office workers in Canada on candidates needing workers’ training. 76% of Canadian workers would be ready to apply even if they […]


Company life

Are Sports Good for Morale and Productivity?

There is no longer any need to prove the virtues of sports: better health, better  quality of life, less stress… But did you know that the simple fact of organizing some friendly sport competition or everyone watching the Stanley Cup final together can also be good for your employees’ morale and increase their effectiveness? According to a Robert […]


Company life

Do You Know How to Unplug Yourself?

Evenings, weekends, holidays: you can’t help avoid taking a peek at your work inbox to deal with details and emergencies or leave your phone turned on in case someone needs you. At a time when more and more countries are putting laws in place that favour the right to disconnect, learn about the best reflexes to completely cut […]


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Who Are Canada’s 10 Best Employers?

As it does every year, Forbes has published its ranking of Canada’s best  employers, based on the opinions of those working in the organizations concerned. The 2019 list contains some surprises… Would you recommend your employer to other people? This is the question that Statista, Forbes’ partner, asked 8,000 Canadians working in companies with over 500 […]


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