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Summary of hirings and dismissals – August 2019

Here is a summary of the companies where jobs were created and others were lost in August 2019. HIRINGS In Montreal, Ormuco, which specializes in peripheral computing, received a $ 4 million investment from the Québec government, which will enable it to further develop its technology platform. Help that will create 40 new IT jobs. […]


Interview

Questions You Could Be Asked in a Call Centre Job Interview

Are you applying for a job at a call centre? Some current and former employees share some of the questions they were asked in interviews. Take notes! “Sell me this pencil…” …or this telephone, this printer, this chair! The idea is to take you by surprise and assess your sales instinct, your mood, your quick […]


Oddly enough

Pulse Surveys, or Constantly Measuring Employee Opinion

It’s a growing HR trend: employers regularly measure the opinion of their employees with flash opinion polls. Advantages and disadvantages of this method, which is increasingly replacing the good old engagement survey. If you consult your employees more often, they will feel that they are taken seriously and valued at work – the ingredients for […]


Rights and labour standards

How to Set Up a Workplace Romance Policy

At a time when sexual harassment is central to all discussions, it’s difficult for employers to know how to manage romance at work! There are several options available to them, from outright prohibition to establishment of a dedicated policy and case-by-case reactions. One person out of three has had a romantic relationship at work, and […]


Oddly enough

Employees who hide for romance…

You are developing well within your company when romance surprises you around the corner of a cubicle… Are you uneasy about reporting this relationship to your employer? If the answer is yes, rest assured, you are not alone! A new study by ADP Canada reveals the necessity to clarify policies about romantic relationships in the […]


News

The Number of Temporary Employees Is Exploding

The number of temporary workers has grown by close to 60% in 20 years, according to the most recent figures from Statistics Canada, compared to 33% for full-time employees. Where has this discrepancy come from? Temporary work is growing exponentially in Canada. Between 1998 and 2018, the number of temporary employees increased 57%, according to […]


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SUMMARY OF HIRINGS AND DISMISSALS – JULY 2019

Here is a summary of the companies where jobs were created and others were lost in June 2019. HIRINGS Based in Saskatoon, technology firm Vendasta has secured a $ 40 million investment from private equity funds, which will allow it to hire 350 new employees by the end of 2022. The Recruitment Process is already […]


Rights and labour standards

Employment Integration for People with Disabilities: How and Why 

When thinking about employment integration for people with disabilities, one of the first questions that comes to mind is, “Why would an employer commit to going down that road?” For Jennie Volfson, owner of the Pâtisserie Mimimelon, it was mainly about giving back to those around her by paying it forward. But really, how do […]


Interview

IT: Four questions you could be asked in an interview

Recruiters say it and repeat it: serious preparation leads to the best job interviews. Here are some draft answers to some of the most frequently asked questions for IT candidates. Take notes! 1. Tell me about a project that you recently improved in terms of quality, speed or efficiency. What did you learn during the […]


Company life

So now, cannabis at work?

Six months after the legalization of recreational cannabis, the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés du Québec and the Conference Board of Canada have unveiled the results of surveys showing that carnage has not happened in the workplace… but certain questions remain unresolved. The fears were high. They were largely unfounded, based on surveys […]


Company life

Some Tips for Handling Delicate Conversations Better

Whether it’s announcing the elimination of a position or raising the inappropriate behaviour of an employee, HR professionals have to be tactful to effectively manage conversations that can sometimes be rather delicate. What attitudes and strategies do they need to adopt? Open the conversation calmly A consultant for a firm that specializes in human resources […]


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Know how to retain experienced workers

Partnering with Générations au travail, réussir ensemble!, the Université TELUQ has put a tool online for companies located in Québec that lets them assess their employment practices for people who are 50 years old and above. Workforce diversification is more than age differences: it has been proven that having employees of different generations is good for creativity […]


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