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3 Good Practices to Develop an Effective Succession Management Program

With the baby-boomers retiring, the growth of financial markets that accelerate departures and the global shortage of labour, more and more companies will have to develop an effective succession management program. Will yours be one of them? Here are three key elements to prepare for it. While in the past companies had an easy time […]


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Recruiting while Favouring Diversity – An Approach

Some companies are still reluctant to hire employees who are immigrants, women or disabled. However, many studies show that diversity promotes creativity, as well as reducing absenteeism, staff turnover and conflicts. According to Sylvie St-Pierre, human resources and diversity management consultant, the similarity effect plays a big role in recruitment practices. “The human being has […]


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Stressed Employees are Less Engaged and Efficient

Morneau Shepell recently conducted a survey on workplace mental health with more than 1,500 Canadian employees. The results are alarming, both on stress levels and in terms of consequences for organizations. Morneau Shepell’s survey shows that 40% of managers and 34% of Canadian employees have suffered from extreme levels of stress in the last six […]


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The art of welcoming a new employee

Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t cost much to give new employees a quality welcome and it must be an integral part of the strategies for their attraction and retention. What are the conditions for success? Many companies don’t give thought to onboarding of their new employees. “There are many who still view welcoming as […]


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The Importance of Employee Experience

Companies have become aware that their employees are more involved at work when they are “pampered”. But not just in any old way, explains head of employee experience Bertrand Duperrin. According to the report The Experience Revolution from IBM, 62% of companies in China, Germany, India, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States have […]


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Top Priorities for HR Managers for 2018

The New Year is underway and good resolutions have begun to emerge, including in human resources. Top priorities for HR managers for 2018 will include improving engagement and productivity, and financial support for employees, particularly for retirement. According to the annual Human Resources Trends by Morneau Shepell, the top three priorities for HR managers for […]


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A Call Centre Telecommute Job is Now Possible!

To attract and retain employees, call centres are modernizing and even offering telecommuting… under certain conditions. The image of small cubicles in a windowless call centre room is changing. These conditions were certainly not unrelated to the high turnover rate of the industry (the average employment duration is one year). With competition, employers had a […]


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Creating an Integration Schedule for New Employees

According to a LinkedIn study, 4% of employees leave their job after “a catastrophic first day”, while 22% resign in the first 45 days. How can this trend be reversed with a good integration plan? “The important thing is to have a plan, to have thought about it and to be ready before starting to […]


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The Office Layout that Promotes Collaboration

We know that office design should be a priority for human resources. Are you trying out the open area experience? Go ahead, but not any old way! Office layout must be done intelligently by involving employees. Advice for an effective transition for an office layout that promotes collaboration. Lighted spaces with informal synergy, open area offices […]


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Having a Delicate Conversation With Employees

For all HR managers, having a delicate conversation with employees can be difficult. There are however some tips to succeed with such a discussion and create a positive impact. Fernand Bélair, certified human resources consultant and an expert at conflict resolution, knows a few things about it. Animated discussions and delicate subjects arise regularly in […]


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Employers underestimate the challenge of employee retention

Four out of ten employees will most likely be seeking a job in the next year, but two-thirds of employers surveyed by the Robert Half firm are not concerned about retention of their workforce. Is there a problem? The Robert Half firm surveyed more than 400 Canadian professionals 18 years old and over, as well […]


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Your employees – the best headhunters

To find that rare gem, more and more companies are exchanging public job offers for personal social networks. This collaboration between human resources and employees even has a name: collaborative recruitment. It must be said that asking existing employees for references has many benefits for employers. Among these are reliability and speed. So existing employees […]


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