Articles by Séverine Degallaix

Call to order

Canadians are increasingly stressed at work

A result of greater demands by companies, a difficult and competitive market and tight deadlines, nearly three quarters of Canadian employees say they are more and more stressed by their work.

Pay and benefits

Compensation negotiation: think of the benefits!

There’s more than just salary to compensation negotiation. If your future employer cannot make a purely financial effort, you may be able to obtain benefits that are just as interesting.  Why would benefits work when salary won’t budge? Companies, especially major corporations, sometimes have salary scales that they cannot escape from without the risk of […]

Good to know

Reform of the pension plan: employers are worried

The reform of the Canada Pension Plan will come into force on January 1, 2019, and the country’s businesses are already worried... But not to the point of starting to take measures.

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Entering the work world – what do young people want?

Problems related to the move from school to the working world are not new. RBC has just published a white paper with proposals by young people to facilitate this transition, which companies could use to inspire themselves to attract new graduates. 


How to prepare for a telephone interview

The hiring interview is already a daunting exercise in itself, but telephone interview can be even more scary. However, with a bit of preparation, you can impress the recruiter and get the job, or at least move to the next step of the process – the face-to-face appointment. 6 tips to persuade your future employer […]

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Public and private, not so different?

And do the public and private sectors resemble each other more than we like to believe? Is the public service really incapable of change? Do private enterprises call themselves into question as easily as they say? It’s these and many other questions that the book “Public employees, private employees, in the face of change” seeks to answer. 

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Overqualification and job satisfaction: the study

Overqualified employees are less satisfied with their work and more likely to look elsewhere, according to a study from Statistics Canada. 


Companies take too long to hire

The “Time for recruitment” survey from Robert Half reveals what candidates expect and what makes them lose interest in a job: waiting.


Employers’ five main priorities for 2016

Improving health and engagement in the workplace tops companies’ 2016 priorities.

Career management

Is office politics central to a successful career?

Accountemps has published the results of a survey on office politics. It turns out that more than half of Canadians are involved in it in some way, and many think it is essential for getting ahead in their career…   Office politics play an important role in the workplace. At least this is the opinion […]


Women are becoming increasingly qualified

Statistics Canada has published a report based on sex which reports on the qualifications and skills of women in Canada today. In addition to the fact that women’s level of education has significantly increased, the report focuses on the study of technology.

Entrevue, Opinion

62% of Canadians ready to pay more for a better retirement

A survey conducted by Willis Towers Watson among 30,000 employees in 19 countries, including 2,000 people in Canada, reveals that retirement is of great concern to workers.

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