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The Labour Shortage: the #1 Issue for Canada’s Retail Trade

For some years now, the retail trade has been severely understaffed. As of June 30, 2019, there were 16,480 vacant position in Quebec and 64,395 across Canada. Of the 17 sectors grouped by the Détail Québec organization, all are experiencing a scarcity or, worse, a shortage of labour. Is this situation alarming? Are there solutions? […]

Rights and labour standards

Do You Know How to Integrate Immigrant Workers?

Cultural diversity is a strength for all employers… provided you know how to manage it! Does your company know the best practices in hiring and integration of immigrant workers? Did you know that certain tools and programs can help you find and support foreign candidates?  Why hire immigrants? According to an OECD report on recruitment […]


Top 20 Good Professional Resolutions for 2020

The new year is fast approaching and it’s time to start thinking about your good resolutions for 2020. From a personal point of view, losing weight and quitting smoking are classics… But what about your 2020 professional goals? Here are 20 ideas to study. No worries: you don’t have to do everything, but setting two […]


Canadians Are Underemployed

Although still little recognized, underemployment affects more than 844,000 people in Canada. This is reported in the Uncovering Underemployment white paper published in November 2019 by Deloitte and Toronto’s Pearson Airport. The underemployed are those whose skills, experience and abilities are underused. The employee concerned may be underpaid, overqualified for their position, and also work […]

Rights and labour standards

Have You Compared Your Current Salary With the Market?

After the expenses of the holiday season, now is the time to start off the New Year on the right foot. Why not compare your salary with the market? Who knows? You might be able to get the increase you’ve been hoping for for a long time.   There are many tools to find out […]


Occupational Burnout: Employers’ Next War Horse

A new study conducted by the CSA Group shows that creating a national standard will make it possible to deploy more measures aimed at reducing the stress and burnout some workers experience. At present, cases of burnout in this country are skyrocketing. Today’s working environments and conditions are believed to be contributing to this increase […]



Here is a summary of the companies where jobs were created and others were lost in December 2019. HIRINGS The Prévost company, a bus manufacturer for more than 90 years, has obtained two orders for the manufacture of 330 buses to be delivered between 2020 and 2022. This announcement will maintain 20 jobs in Sainte-Claire […]

Rights and labour standards

Legalization of Cannabis – One Year Later, Where Are the Employers?

One year after the legalization of cannabis in Canada, a survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) provides an update on the state of this (new) reality in the workplace. Disorganized – this is how many Canadian entrepreneurs feel about the legalization of cannabis, one year after the law came into force. At […]


How to Conduct a Behavioural Interview

This type of job interview is gaining in popularity. It lets the recruiter identify the future behaviours of candidates in a given situation, based on his behaviour in past situations. How do you prepare for a behavioural interview?  Its growing popularity stems from the fact that the behavioural interview is the most effective way to […]

Jobs search

Looking For a Job? Here’s What to Avoid at All Costs!

Finding an exciting and rewarding job is not easy! Here are some faux pas that can ruin everything… right from square one. Not coming to terms with a job experience Dismissal, psychological harassment, seeking new challenges… The end of a job should never be taken lightly. It’s necessary to take the time to take on […]

Pay and benefits

With No Negotiation Beyond Pay, 32% of Canadians Reject the Job Offer

According to a Robert Half survey, Canadian workers want to be able to negotiate with employers, including on non-pecuniary benefits. 32% of respondents would even reject the job offer if the company refuses this negotiation. Candidates want proof that employers are ready to negotiate aspects other than salary, especially candidates with the profile sought. 32% […]

Pay and benefits

What Can You Negotiate (Besides Salary)?

It can sometimes be difficult to negotiate salary as such, because companies respect ranges that depend on position, experience, seniority, etc. But there are other elements you can try to get for better remuneration and better quality of life. Find out which. Work time and terms The work time schedule and the possibility of adapting […]

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