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Is Generation Y different from others?

Aged 20 to 34 years old, Generation Y workers are often seen as different in their ap-proach to work. There are plenty of qualifiers to define then: flexible, social, technologi-cal...  But is this generation all that different? A Canadian study by the Deloitte firm has just reshuffled the deck a bit. 


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The Job Seeker’s Resolutions for 2015

New year, new resolutions! When you are looking for a job, it is good to be reminded of some basic principles to put the odds on your side. CVs, interviews, networking… we aren’t neglecting any aspects in 2015!


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Foreign workers: a visa for low-skilled profiles?

This is one of the recommendations made by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) to stem recurring labour needs. In a recent study, the organization also reverses some myths concerning the temporary foreign worker (TFW) program.


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Generations collide in the workplace

What do we know about the psychological differences between generations at work? The Hudson talent solutions company looked into this issue in its recent study: "The Great Generational Shift: Why The Differences Between Generations Will Reshape Your Workplace." While Baby Boomers are shown to be decision makers, Generation X appears to be more ambitious and Generation Y more able to inspire than compel...


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HR and Big Data: How to start?

Big data is revolutionizing the world of human resources just as much as social networks revolutionized communications. And such a revolution cannot be accomplished overnight. Companies and recruiters who manage to be well prepared and find solutions that are tailored to their needs will lead this technological shift.


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HR: Big Data to the rescue!

Big data. The new recruiting buzzword. As a matter of fact, its use is much less common than one might think. “So what gives?” with big data in recruitment, asks comedian Yvon Deschamps. A two-part series on the issue. 


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Is the use of electronic cigarettes at work coming to an end?

The Heart and Stroke Foundation recently appealed to the federal government to prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes in public and work places. Without clear regulations across Canada, several municipalities, provinces and institutions have taken action on their own.


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Flexible Jobs: Pros and Cons

Increased flexibility in employment is a fundamental reality in today’s labour market. Popular with employees looking for a better balance between their personal and professional lives, these flexible ways of working are indeed source of great benefits, but also cause some drawbacks for employers. 


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How to retain the best?

In today’s times, where workforces are volatile, companies have incentives to improve their offers in order to retain the most talented employees. Here are some influential factors that improve the retention of workers. 


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Automation: a threat to jobs?

Experts are divided over the impact of the growth of robots, software and artificial intelligence. This can be seen in a study published by the American research center, Pew, where 48% of respondents believe that automation will destroy jobs and also increase income inequality. The remaining 52%, for their part, see automation as an opportunity to rid ourselves of unwanted tasks and create new jobs for the human workforce.


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Recruitment, a matter of cultural compatibility?

Several studies have shown that the more alike candidates and their potential employers are, the more likely they are to land a job. How much cultural value should new employees share with a company? 


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How are SMEs attracting talent?

SMEs are often at a disadvantage in terms of wages when it comes to attracting the best employees. What are some other benefits they should then focus on? 


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