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A review of hirings and dismissals in Canada – September 2021

Despite the rise of the delta variant and its consequences, economic activity is in full swing, and employment is up for a third consecutive month in Canada. The increase is 90,000 (+ 0.5%), while unemployment is at its lowest level since February 2020. This brings Canada closer and closer to the pre-pandemic employment level of […]


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Harris Computer acquired Jobillico

Jobillico, the Quebec job site is changing hands. Software supplier and buyer Harris Computer acquired it in early August. The amount of the transaction has not been disclosed. The Ontario firm, a subsidiary of Canadian company Constellation Software which manages more than 160 companies in 20 different industries, intends to ensure the growth and prosperity […]


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What does the future hold for teleworking?

Let it be said: teleworking is here to stay. Still marginal not so long ago, its arrival has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to two recent studies, it is set to become the standard and will go hand in hand with flexibility. A Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) survey of 700 Canadian […]


Resume

Video resume, a new trendy tool

The spotlights are focused on the video resume, a trendy new tool in the recruitment world. An update on the trend. The video resume has been attracting attention since Gen Z favourite TikTok announced its intention to offer this recruitment tool to young talents and to the companies that want to hire them. Will the […]


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Special COVID-19 – A review of hirings and dismissals – August 2021

Will the prospect of an imminent return to several workplaces at the start of the school year have an influence on the labor market? One thing is certain, employment growth continues with deconfinement. As Canadian provinces ease public health restrictions and bars, restaurants, businesses and performance venues can accommodate more people across the country, the […]


Rights and labour standards

Four tips for resigning with style

 Since March 2020, very few employees have dared to leave their jobs due to the uncertain times linked to the pandemic. With the recovery, we could witness what Professor Anthony Klotz of A&M University in Texas recently dubbed the “Great Resignation”.  Closer to home, nearly 35% of Quebecers are thinking of changing their jobs or […]


Company life

Back to the office: not as easy as it appears

 While the deconfinement was expected by everyone, the return to the office is not the same. It’s still far from reaching a consensus. According to a survey conducted by Angus Reid for ADP Canada, 36% of remote-working, Generation Z Canadians—those 25 and under—are enthusiastic about returning to their usual workplaces. And that rate drops with […]


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Special COVID-19 – A review of hirings and dismissals -July 2021

The gradual lifting of health restrictions from coast to coast allowed restaurants and businesses, among others, to reopen and reduce unemployment in June 2021. The unemployment rate fell to 7.8% in June in Canada from 8.2% in May. This is the second lowest unemployment rate since the start of the pandemic, after 7.5% recorded last […]


Company life

The three key post-pandemic skills

The world of work is undergoing a profound transformation, accelerated by the pandemic. Technical skills are rapidly becoming out of date, while some jobs are being abolished altogether in favour of automation. It is therefore human skills, which cannot be replaced by technology, that are gaining in importance on the job market. What are these […]


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SPECIAL COVID-19 – A REVIEW OF HIRINGS AND DIMISSALS – JUNE 2021

Before summer and the holidays, provinces are deconfining their populations, but the job market has yet to recover from 15 months of the pandemic. Employment continued to decline for a second consecutive month in May in Canada, according to Statistics Canada’s most recent Labor Force Survey (LFS). The losses (-68,000) are much smaller than in […]


Rights and labour standards

Remote working does not prevent harassment

Remote working doesn’t necessarily put the brakes on harassment. On the contrary. Even with remote work, certain co-workers may be disrespectful, if not harassing. A recent survey by l’Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés (CRHA) reveals that 29% of Quebec workers were either victims or witnesses of cyber harassment in 2020. That number was […]


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How to reduce ‘Zoom Fatigue’

With the third wave of COVID-19 in full swing and the country still in lockdown, remote work continues to be recommended. In this scenario, how can you avoid exhaustion after a day of virtual meetings? Here are some tips from a kinesiologist. According to a study by Stanford University, in California, video calls on platforms […]


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