Company life

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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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Open Area Offices for Healthy Employees

A brake on productivity, easier spread of diseases, more frequent disturbances – there are many reasons not to opt for an open area office. Now scientists have just given them a big benefit that may well make you give in to the trend, if you haven’t already done so… According to a new study published […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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How to Respond When Boredom Gets the Upper Hand at the Office

A bit of boredom at the office doesn’t hurt and could even be an opportunity to tackle some chores that appear at the bottom of your to-do list. However, when boredom begins to settle in, it’s a completely different story. It’s important to respond quickly before bore-out strikes you too hard. For, as mentioned by […]


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How to React to Sexist Behaviour in Business?

Arising mainly from the patriarchy, sexism at work can be hard to identify, as it is integrated into the company culture and can manifest itself without particular violence… but it is harmful nonetheless. How is it expressed? How can we react to the various comments and behaviours of certain colleagues?     Various forms of […]


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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 […]


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Is Showing Your Emotions at Work Frowned Upon?

According to a survey by the Accountemps firm, more than 4 employees out of 10 admit to having cried at work. Nonetheless, nearly one executive out of two does not see any negative effect. However, 35% of them felt that crying at work was unacceptable, compared to 38% of employees. Employees decidedly judge themselves severely, […]


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Mental Pressure at Work – When Is It Too Much?

How much mental pressure at work can we bear? Just as the body can lift a certain load, the head can endure a certain mental pressure. What are the signs to watch for at work to avoid the point of no return that would blow the relief valve. “It’s important to take the time to […]


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The Consequences of a Bad Hiring Decision

According to a survey sponsored by Robert Half and conducted among 270 managers of Canadian companies, they spend a bit more than 8 hours a week correcting the work of employees who were poorly selected at hiring. This 8-hour day is part of a 40-hour work week. According to the study, an employee that does […]


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