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Report on hirings and dismissals – January 2021

Has job growth held up in recent weeks as COVID-19 continues to gain traction in the country? The most recent Statistics Canada employment data fell in early January. In summary, the unemployment rate rose slightly in December 2020 to stand at 8.6%, compared to 8.5% in November 2020. This increase could be explained by the […]


Career management

5 characteristics of a good leader

Becoming a good leader can be learned. How? What characteristics have to be acquired? We talk about it with Yvon Chouinard and Nicole Simard, the authors of the book Votre Impact: Agir en leader [Your Impact: Acting as a Leader], recently published by Logiques. During their careers, Yvon Chouinard and Nicole Simard have supported and […]


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Knowing how to tame independence in teleworking

Telework requires the development of greater professional independence. However, such an organization of work does not mean that you have to go it alone. Here’s how to ensure that this new reality becomes beneficial to both the employee and his or her employer. The question arises: is teleworking synonymous with working in silos? Not at […]


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COVID-19 Special – Report on hirings and dismissals – December 2020

As the holiday season starts, COVID-19 is not running out of steam in Canada. What about the unemployment rate and the state of the job market in the country? Let us first recall a few figures taken from Statistics Canada data: in February 2020, just before the pandemic hit the Canadian economy head-on, the unemployment […]


Training

How to prevent skills from becoming obsolete

Occurring ever more frequently in the workplace, skills obsolescence is accelerated by teleworking and remote management, to the chagrin of the employees and managers who suffer from it. Here are some ways to curb this phenomenon.   Skills obsolescence can be defined as the insufficiency or the expiration of the knowledge necessary for a worker […]


Jobs search

Clues to detect fraudulent job offers

It’s a crime of opportunity. With the COVID-19, fraudsters are multiplying their illicit schemes to extract money from their victims. Among their prime targets: job seekers. Here are some trips to avoid falling into their traps. Research the company Even if a company posts a job posting in a traditional media or on a reputable […]


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COVID-19 SPECIAL – REPORT ON HIRINGS AND DISMISSALS – NOVEMBER 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic does not appear to be running out of steam at home. Against this backdrop, here’s how the Canadian job market is doing as the cold season looms on the horizon. The number of the month: 84,000. That’s the number of jobs the Canadian economy added in October, up from 378,000 in September, […]


News

Teleworking: The right to disconnect recognized in several countries

The right to disconnect is not recognized in Canada, but the growth in teleworking since the beginning of the COVID-19 could be a game-changer. Other countries have already legislated on this right of workers to better define the hours devoted to their professional tasks. Overview.   France Since 2017, French companies that employ more than […]


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When artificial intelligence facilitates recruitment on LinkedIn

While researchers have been interested for several years in the field of personality detection on the internet, Frédéric Piedbœuf is the first to demonstrate that this is also possible on a professional platform like LinkedIn. The doctoral student at the Université de Montreal (UdeM) has developed an algorithmic method capable of detecting certain character traits […]


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COVID-19 Special – Report on hirings and dismissals – October 2020

As COVID-19 begins to gain traction across the country, particularly in Quebec, what about the state of the job market? The coronavirus is creating immeasurable damage to job markets around the world. According to the International Labor Organization, COVID-19 has so far cut an estimated 500 million jobs globally, pinning lost labor income at more […]


Jobs search

How to improve your “telephone profile”

The health crisis that is shaking the planet is also transforming the professional world, making remote work essential. However, to conduct a successful telephone conversation, voice, tone, pronunciation and other elements come into play. So how do you improve your “telephone profile”? A spoken voice trainer and author of the book La voix parlée et […]


Company life

Remote working has its definite advantages. What about team spirit and company culture?

We asked Marie-France Émond, CHRP and Vice-President Operations/HR at Indigo Consulting, which has around 40 employees in Montreal, Toronto and Chicago and has always operated in virtual mode. She suggests five strategies that allow us to forge links, even at a distance. Count on motivating managers In a context of long-term remote working, the role […]


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