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National Workforce Strategy – Reactions

At the end of May, the Quebec government presented its 2018-2023 National Workforce Strategy (NWS): 47 assorted measures with a budget envelope of $1.3 billion over 5 years. How has it been received by the province’s main organizations and associations?  Employers associations and unions were able to reiterate the urgency of taking action and as […]


Company life

Mental Pressure at Work – When Is It Too Much?

How much mental pressure at work can we bear? Just as the body can lift a certain load, the head can endure a certain mental pressure. What are the signs to watch for at work to avoid the point of no return that would blow the relief valve. “It’s important to take the time to […]


News

Unplugging During the Holidays – Mission Impossible?

Year after year, studies show that Canadians still struggle to disconnect from work during the holidays. And it’s going from bad to worse, according to a new survey conducted by the Accountemps recruitment firm. Gone are the days when the computer was shut down after having summarily programmed an out-of-office autoreply message. Today, with a […]


Company life

The Consequences of a Bad Hiring Decision

According to a survey sponsored by Robert Half and conducted among 270 managers of Canadian companies, they spend a bit more than 8 hours a week correcting the work of employees who were poorly selected at hiring. This 8-hour day is part of a 40-hour work week. According to the study, an employee that does […]


Not to be missed

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. In 2014, only 36% of companies kept track of their employees’ absences, as can be read in a report from Morneau Shepell on absenteeism. This […]


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The Benefits of Hiring a Person With a Mental Health Problem

A new report from the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) reveals the gains employers can obtain when they hire a person with a mental health problem. What are they? It’s a reality – people afflicted with a mental health illness are often excluded from the job market. For these people, the unemployment rate fluctuates […]


Company life

7 trends for the future work environment

More flexibility, digitalization and diversity, fewer hierarchical systems, for more intelligent human capital – these are the major trends ahead for the future work environment. Sodexo, a specialist in quality of life services, has each year since 2012 a study on the major trends of work and their developments. Its goal is to provide the […]


News

A review of hirings and layoffs – May 2018

Here is a review of the companies that have announced hirings and layoffs during May 2018. HIRINGS Quebec is preparing the next legalization of cannabis: the future Quebec Cannabis Society (SQDC) is looking for nearly 300 new employees to be spread across the 20 branches that will open this fall. http://www.journaldequebec.com/2018/05/16/quebec-cherche-300-vendeurs-de-pot In Vancouver, TransLink, the […]


Rights and labour standards

A permit to be required for recruitment agencies?

To prevent “delinquent” agencies from exploiting vulnerable workers, the Couillard government wants to impose, in its bill on revising labour standards, the requirement for all recruitment agencies to obtain a permit. Some explanations. At this stage of the bill, its difficult to know what the concrete provisions will be. Without giving much detail, the Couillard […]


Career management

The Key Skills of Good Managers

Being a “good” manager depends on criteria specific to each company, such as its strategy and objectives. Aside from these contextual factors, there are however several “universal” skills that are essential to any talented manager in 2018. Here are the 3 main ones. Learning agility According to André Camiré, senior partner of Camiré and Associates […]


Rights and labour standards

Recasting of Labour Standards – What Will Change for You?

The Minister of Labour, Dominique Vien, on March 20, 2018, tabled in the National Assembly her reform of the Labour Standards Act, applying to both unionized and non-unionized workers.  The last significant changes to Bill 76, adopted in 1979, date back to 2002. Some forty employer and union groups, as well as community groups, were […]


Pay and benefits

Is Salary Really Negotiable?

Even though a number of job offers claim that the salary is “negotiable”, a study by the Robert Half human resources consulting firm shows that few job seekers dare to negotiate a starting salary. What do recruiters think? Only 34% of 400 Canadian workers surveyed say they negotiated a higher salary on their last job […]


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