Company life

Company life

Is It Necessary to Recruit in Summer?

After the busy periods, June, July and August arrive, HR Manager, you are thinking that you can relieve the pressure somewhat, especially t0 recruit in summer. But are you sure this is a valid strategy? Here are three good reasons why recruiting in summer is a good idea … You have the time Nearly all companies, from which […]


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Companies Innovating Through Employee Creativity

In the current working world, where technology is gaining in importance, creativity remains one of the human skills essential to the success of a company. What strategy can be adopted to stimulate it more in boosting employee creativity? With the constant development of new technologies, companies have to reinvent themselves to meet the competition. According […]


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Are Sports Good for Morale and Productivity?

There is no longer any need to prove the virtues of sports: better health, better  quality of life, less stress… But did you know that the simple fact of organizing some friendly sport competition or everyone watching the Stanley Cup final together can also be good for your employees’ morale and increase their effectiveness? According to a Robert […]


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Do You Know How to Unplug Yourself?

Evenings, weekends, holidays: you can’t help avoid taking a peek at your work inbox to deal with details and emergencies or leave your phone turned on in case someone needs you. At a time when more and more countries are putting laws in place that favour the right to disconnect, learn about the best reflexes to completely cut […]


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Unfortunately, Your Application Has not Been Accepted

In recruitment, many are called and very few chosen. Rejecting an application has to be done using best practices to preserve the ego of unsuccessful applicants, but also to preserve your employer brand. Here are some good practices when responding to a rejected application. Nothing obliges you to contact rejected applicants, but as an employer […]


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Negative Atmosphere at Work? Here’s How to Fix It!

When a company goes through a bad phase, or during a period of layoffs, a negative atmosphere can sometimes descend on a workplace. How can a good mood be encouraged on the job? Lower morale, reduced productivity or lack of motivation – there can be many adverse effects resulting from a negative atmosphere in the […]


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How to Respond to Harassment at Work

Sexual, psychological or discriminatory harassment: these situations are found more often that you might think in Canadian workplaces. 19% of women and 13% of men have been victims at least once in their careers. Learn how to recognize it to know how to react accordingly. Is it harassment? To know how to respond, the first […]


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Reinvent Your Meetings!

The culture of the meeting is a tradition within most companies. Often necessary for better communication, team meetings can be long, painful and ineffective, however. But to make them more dynamic, several techniques have been developed to renew the classic meeting. Here are some examples. The stand-up meeting As its name indicated, the stand-up meeting […]


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Company Culture – How to Find the Ideal Employer

Looking for an employer is becoming more and more like looking for… a spouse! An increasing number of employees are looking for the perfect match. A recent survey by the Robert Half firm reveals that 2 Canadians out of 5 would be willing to turn down the job of their dreams if they disagreed with […]


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How to Manage People who Resist Authority

In carrying out their duties, managers have to adapt to different types of personalities… including some who invariably challenge their authority. How is the problem to be addressed? We discussed it with Éric Provencher, CHRP and organizational psychologist at HUMANA Conseil. First of all, when we are speaking about employees who pathologically challenge authority, “we […]


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Keeping the Humane Side Central in the Dismissal Process

Letting an employee go, for whatever reason, is never pleasant, and the exercise can be difficult for managers. Fortunately, they can be prepared for and the various reactions anticipated, in order to favour a meeting that is as humane as possible. The College of Certified Human Resources Professionals recently published a guide to assist employers […]


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How to Change Employee Behaviour

One may want more motivated and productive employees, but it’s still true that it’s a question of willingness… by the main stakeholders! How can we make sense of work environment transformations to promote better perception? Open-plan workspaces, blended teams, refurbishing of equipment, frequent trials of new communication methods: this is the daily lot of many […]


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