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The secret behind effective virtual teams

Researchers have found the key to explaining the dynamics behind virtual teams. The team members must be willing to continuously to work together and find advantages in terms of their personal development.  


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Apprenticeship: is this the key to successful workforce integration of young Canadians?

Would apprenticeship be the solution to optimizing workforce integration of young Canadians? This is what an American expert seems to think, author of a recent study on the workforce related problems.


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Are Canadian university graduates overqualified?

Close to one Canadian out of five (18%) with a university degree is overqualified for their current job. This is what a study published by by Statistics Canada shows, in Insights on Canadian Society. But is the phenomenon of overqualification greater than it was 20 years ago?


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How to detect mental illness?

According to a Health Canada report, 1 in 10 Canadians showed symptoms of mental illness in 2004. And 30 per cent of Canadians aged 25 to 44 years old are likely to be affected by its symptoms.


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Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs): a solution for well-being

A recent study conducted by the Arete Human Resources firm has demonstrated the benefits of Employee Assistance Programs faced with the implications of mental health disorders in the workplace. The use of these consultation services would indeed have a positive impact on employee well-being, company productivity and the public health system.


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Feeling overworked? You’re not alone

Do you properly balance your professional and personal lives? If so, then you are part of the minority. According to recent statistics, it would seem that more than half of Canadians have more work to do than they can possibly accomplish on any given work day. Struggling to keep up on the job has some serious health and productivity consequences on employees and corporations.


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People with disabilities still face persistent challenges

Four years after ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Government last Tuesday 18 February issued its first follow-up report. In parallel with the initiatives put in place at the federal, provincial and territorial levels, many challenges remain for these persons, including the quest for a job.


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Employees leaving? Take a look at your management team

A high employee turnover rate is costly to companies. It not only affects a business’ productivity and financial performance, but is also damaging to its image. As a human resources manager, what should one do when the turnover rate is skyrocketing? 


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Working With Carcinogens: Are You Safe?

Research suggests that anywhere between 2 and 8 per cent of cancers are work-related. The Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) recently published a quantitative study on the types of cancers that could be attributed to a diversity of chemical compounds found in the workplace.


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One retiree out of three returns to work for financial reasons

According to a survey conducted by ING Direct, 30% of Canadians say they have found a way to work after retirement. The main reasons mentioned? Lack of financial resources, underestimating the savings required and a higher cost of living than expected.


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Mentally disabled persons always looking for work

People affected by mental problems face many challenges in working life. Worse, 90% of those who suffer from serious disorders have no access to employment. This is one of the findings from a recent Canadian study.


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Involvement of North American employees at the lowest

Commitment of North American employees to their company has reached its lowest level since 2008, according to a study conducted by Aon Hewitt. 2,500 companies representing over 3.8 million employees were studied around the world to highlight the leading role employers have in involving their employees for the smooth running of their business.


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