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Canadians are increasingly stressed at work

A result of greater demands by companies, a difficult and competitive market and tight deadlines, nearly three quarters of Canadian employees say they are more and more stressed by their work.


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Getting Your Employees In Shape: The Stick Rather Than The Carrot

A recent US study showed that employees who risk losing the health premiums they had already received were more diligent in exercising than those who received the same premium, but only after their goals were met… The study’s highlights.


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Quebec Organizations, Model Students According To The CHRP

The Order of Certified Human Resources Professionals (CHRP) has published an HR portrait of Quebec's world of work by surveying companies in terms of leadership, culture and commitment, talent management and cost control. Here are the survey’s highlights.  


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Headhunting, An Outdated Practice?

Rémi Lachance, CHRP and co-founder of Proxima Centauri, recently questioned the relevance of headhunters in the era of social media (see link below). Two headhunters respond. 


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The price of gas influences employment outlook

The decrease in gas prices detracts from perspectives of several Canadian companies with regard to sales, investments and employment over the next twelve months. But other economic factors help paint a clearer picture...  


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Snow Day for Businesses?

It’s often on a case-by-case basis that employers decide what to do when the weather rages on and the snow makes it difficult for employees to come to work. However, adopting a clear policy from the get-go helps to dispel any and all doubts and misunderstandings.


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Sick Days: When It’s Just Too Much

Absenteeism is costly. According to the Conference Board of Canada, the Canadian economy lost $16.6 billion in 2012 as a direct result of absent employees.


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19 Percent of Employees Have Acted Against Their Will

Intimidation, abuse of power, blackmail... Pressured by one of their colleagues, nearly one in five workers in Quebec (19%, to be precise) has admitted to having, at once point or another, taken decisions that went against their own values.


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Canadians’ sedentary lifestyle harmful to the country’s economy

The Conference Board of Canada has just published a report on the impact of the sedentary lifestyle in Canada. It reveals that Canadians are rather inactive. However, an improvement, even modest, of their level of activity would be beneficial to the country’s economy.


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The Worst Tasks to Give to an Intern

Yes, photocopying is one of the worst tasks an intern receives. Here are nine others, less conventional maybe, but equally as disrespectful…


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Thirty years of layoffs

Although this headline may seem a bit frightening, it nonetheless reflects a certain truth in our era. To understand the thought expressed here, let’s go back to 1981 when an economic crisis struck the entire industrial world in western society.


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Small businesses poorly informed about the anti-spam law

In force since July 1, Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) is still largely unknown by SME owners. In fact only 15% of them are aware of the requirements of this law and 62% have not yet taken any action to comply. This is what a survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has found.


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