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Employees affected by workplace mental health

Workplace mental health: a major challenge, if we are to believe studies conducted on the subject. The latest, conducted by Ipsos Reid, reports that 7 Canadian employees out of 10 expressed concern about psychological health and safety at work.


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Lack of innovation affects Canada’s competitiveness

    The 2012-2013 Global Competitiveness Index recently published by the World Economic Forum (WEF) is definite. Canada's lack of innovation is weakening its competitiveness and prosperity. Explanations.


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Senior management positions hard to access for Canadian women

Reconciling work and family life, throwbacks to another time, lack of education and limited opportunities... Women’s career ambitions are still complicated to implement, Randstad Canada points out in a study.


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Canadian employees are disengaged

  According to the “Global Workforce Study” by Towers Watson, Canadian workers are not engaged at work and feel unsupported by their company. Elements that have an impact on productivity


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Protection of confidential data: companies could do better

According to a recent study conducted by Shred-It, specialist in document destruction, many companies do not consider the security of working documents as essential. Data theft is nonetheless a risk factor for both the company and clients alike.  


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Did you say “mistake”?

What could be more surprising than to receive, in your email inbox... a dismissal, which furthermore was not intended for you. On Friday, April 20, 1300 employees of Aviva London had the nasty surprise of receiving a dismissal email advising them to leave the organization forthwith, submitting to the routine procedures....


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From hero to zero in the time of a procedure.

This is the story of Bruno, Director of Marketing and Operations : his boss told him that he was seriously considering retiring. As Bruno was the only one in internal ranks that could aspire to the position of Director of the subsidiary, he prepared to demonstrate the best of his talents


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The dividing line between professional and personal life becoming increasingly blurred

46% of Canadian employees are occupied with their personal affairs in the workplace and 51% are occupied with their work in their private life. This is what the recent Global Monitoring study found, conducted among 400 Canadian employees by Randstad. Focus on a phenomenon with multiple consequences.


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Social Media referrals: building networks in the context of recruiting

The usefulness of social media in recruiting is now well established. However, there is still much to learn about the best way to make the most use of these tools for identifying and recruiting top talent. Faced with a proliferation of websites, many recruiters tend to be scattered rather than choosing a well planned method.


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OECD: equality is not yet the reality

Although many companies throughout OECD countries are now preoccupied with the issue of equality, there is still progress to be made. Here is an update on the situation in a few figures.


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Increase in number of working poor in Toronto

Being independently employed, earning a salary every month and yet living under the poverty line—it’s a contradiction that is an increasing reality for workers in the Toronto area, reported to be growing poorer at an alarming rate.


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Mobile work: Companies not ready yet

Although some small- and medium-sized businesses are ahead of the pack when it comes to using mobile tools, most still have some catching up to do.


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