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Here is a review of the companies that have announced hirings and layoffs during September 2018. HIRINGS The well-known Canada Goose clothing brand will open a third manufacturing facility in Winnipeg – the largest of Canada Goose’s seven plants in the country. The company intends to create no less than 700 new jobs over the […]

Company life

4 Best Practices to Promote Diversity 

Diversity and inclusion are recognized today as being drivers of performance and competitiveness. Here are 4 best practices to promote diversity. 1. Stop making it an option According to the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI), there is no doubt that the global competitiveness of Canadian companies depends on the variety of ideas and the […]


Technology – 93% of Recruiters Have Made a Hiring Mistake

All recruiters know that there is often a mismatch between the skills they are seeking and those that candidates possess. A new study from Robert Half Technology confirms it. A very large majority of hiring decision-makers in the information technologies sector admit that they have made a mistake in recruitment: 93% have already hired someone […]


A review of hirings and layoffs – August 2018

Here is a review of the companies that have announced hirings and layoffs during August 2018. Hirings  1. To package and ship its products, the American online retail giant Amazon will open a warehouse of nearly 100,000 square feet in the Ottawa area. The construction of these new facilities will create more than 1,500 jobs, […]

Company life

6 Tips to Get Back to Work Efficiently!

Vacations are over. Do you find yourself back behind your desk but unable to dive into your work without thinking nostalgically about the relaxation of the last few weeks? 6 tips to get back to work efficiently! 1. Sort your messages You have probably received hundreds of emails while you were away, but how many […]


Brown-Out: When You Lose Motivation at Work

It’s a new form of work-related depression that may well become more common in the coming years. Brown-out, which literally refers to a “drop in power”, affects more and more workers. But what is this new disorder and what are the symptoms to watch out for? Brown-out must not be confused with burn-out, which describes […]

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Professional burnout – women are at higher risk

According to a study of industrial relations and sociology by the Université de Montréal, women are more susceptible to professional burnout than men, due to the nature of their work. Female employees often find themselves working in positions where they are overqualified. “Overqualificatoin can arise from a glass ceiling effect where women are less likely […]

Company life

Between Employees and Employers, the Vision of the Ideal Company Differs

According to a recent Randstad study, employees and employers do not agree on the criteria that make the ideal business. Explanations. According to the 2018 Randstad employer brand study, good pay, job security and a good work-family balance are at the top of employee expectations. The workplace atmosphere and career advancement come next. They are […]

Career management

Why do you Lose your Talents?

This is a figure that is of concern to all managers and employers: 43% of Canadians would quit their jobs for a better salary. The OfficeTeam recruitment firm conducted a study on the factors that may cause employees to quit their current job. The response is clear and sharp: 43% said a higher paycheque (39% […]



Here is a review of the companies that have announced hirings and layoffs during July 2018. HIRINGS After abolishing 75 positions in its content teams last month, Rogers Communications announced this month the expansion of its customer contact center in Moncton, New Brunswick, creating 215 new jobs. The customer contact center employs customer service advisors, […]

Pay and benefits

Salary increase – Keys to Managing them Better

In a context of labour shortages, what are the best practices for HR professionals to set wage increases that will not jeopardize the company while not scaring away the best talents? In theory, one might be tempted to link performance directly with salary increases, in order to reward the best employees and thus ensure that […]

Career management

After Performance Assessments, Informal Feedback

Today’s companies are saying goodbye to employee performance management and turn to a less cumbersome process – informal feedback. The big players like Microsoft, General Electric, Deloitte and Adobe are following this new trend. According to the CEB management research firm, 49% of human resource managers intend to do the same during 2018. “Research shows […]

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