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Quebecers have the entrepreneurial spirit

Quebecers have a greater taste for business than in any other developed economy. 19.1% of them plan to go into business, higher than in the rest of Canada, in the United States or in any other of the G8 countries. 


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Best Practices in Performance Reviews

According to a survey of the Association of Certified Human Resources Professionals, at least a third of employees have not had a job performance evaluation in the past year. Of these, 38% would like to have one. Here are some good practices for performance evaluations.


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Close to 30,000 Quebec SMEs exempt from the pay equity declaration

The government of Quebec will soon be revising the Pay Equity Act. The next amend-ment will mean the end of the pay equity declaration for companies with 6 to 9 employ-ees.   


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Customizing Manager-Employee Relationships

Managing all employees in the same way can satisfy equal treatment policies in the workplace. Yet, that does nothing for employee’s well-being or performance. The solution? Adopting an individualized leadership rapport to contribute to organizational success and the retention of workers.


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Employers Should Say Thank You!

It may appear innocent, but ‘thank you’ is more than just a kind word: When an employer gives recognition to his staff, it can not only make a big difference in the workers’ welfare, but can also improve on the organization’s innovative capacities. 


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What’s The Role of an Organizational Psychologist?

 One might compare them to high-level sports coaches. They encourage, guide, constructively criticize, etc. Their athlete is the employee, the officer, the CEO, and the organization’s development is the gold medal they seek.


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Good working conditions in SMEs

Stereotypes sometimes die hard. But now there is a study that could sweep away clichés about SMEs. Indeed, a survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has found that SMEs offer quite respectable working conditions to their employees.


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What are the Costs of a Bad Hire?

You spend hours flipping through resumes, interviewing countless candidates and training them once the final choice is made... It can be a long and expensive process, especially if the candidate is quickly let go or leaves shortly after being hired. But what are the true costs of bad recruitments, and how are they calculated?


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The solvency of pension plans is declining in 2014

For the first time in three years the solvency rate of defined benefit pension plans is declining, according to Aon Hewitt. On December 31, the rate was 90.6%, 2.7 points less than the previous year. 2014 started off well...


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Hiring Family Members: Yes or No?

Asking auntie Suzie if she would like to take care of your business’ accountability or giving work to your brother in need can be tempting. However, while integrating family members into your company contains its advantages, it is also source of pitfalls.


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Gender equality: there could still be a long road ahead of us…

Where do we stand with regard to global gender equality? The ninth edition of The Global Gender Gap Report, produced by the World Economic Forum, shows that while there has been a marked improvement in the areas of health and education, economic and political participation are lagging behind. 


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Shift Work and Aging

A ten-year study of more than 3000 workers and pensioners in the south of France concluded that working nights or on a shift schedule (irregular shifts) harms cognitive abilities. By Anabel Cossette Civitella - 37th AVENUE


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