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Using consultants, key to success?

52% of Canadian business leaders say it’s no longer worthwhile financing internal expertise for specialized niches. The trend seems rather to use external resources. 


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Management of human capital – watch out for differences between the generations!

Whether in recognition at work, job security or technologies used, the opinions of baby boomers and Generations X or Y are different. This is an aspect that companies must take into account to avoid excessive staff turnover and improve the level of job satisfaction. 


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Administrative professionals satisfied

Two surveys were published by Purolator just before Administrative Professionals' Day on April 24. The first was conducted among 254 HR professionals and the second among 502 administrative professionals. The goal was to know more about professional satisfaction, workloads, HR planning and the balance between personal and professional life.


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Aligning skills with objectives – an HR challenge

Large Canadian organizations are seeking more and more to adjust management of their human resources according to their business objectives. However, they face difficulties in clearly defining their HR strategy, according to a survey conducted by Right Management among 94 companies across the country.


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Training new employees: a priority

A new BMO Bank of Montreal survey conducted among 500 companies across the country has revealed that professional training of employees is a priority for a large majority of Canadian employers. The good news is that the federal government has made provision in its 2013 budget to help them!


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The Canadian economy ranks 6th out of 16, according to the Conference Board

The Canadian economy has advanced in the classification issued by the Conference Board of Canada, but it is especially benefitting from the decline of other countries studied. 


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Favourable and stable job prospects in the second quarter

The climate of the Canadian labour market continues with promising momentum, even though no great change in recruitment is foreseen. This is the outlook for the second quarter announced by the latest Manpower survey on hiring prospects conducted among 1,900 employers across the country.


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Wage subsidies for New Brunswick employers

To overcome the slowing economy in the Province, the government of New Brunswick continues to provide incentive measures for financing salaries. Spotlight on the Employer Wage Incentive.


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Retaining talent: key to success in merger and acquisition transactions

The main concern of companies involved in mergers and acquisitions is to retain their key talent, keeping them on the job and directly influencing the conduct of transactions.


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The forestry industry in hiring mode

  After years of slumps, layoffs and mill closures, the forestry industry benefited from International Paper Week in Montreal (http://www.paperweekcanada.ca), including the job fair organized on February 5-6 to let it be known that it is seeking skilled workers and now offers career possibilities and a dynamic future! 


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Personal devices at work: far from being a problem for businesses

Half of Canadian companies say that their employees use a personal cell phone and/or tablet at work. This is an advantage in the eyes of executives if we are to believe the recent study by Avanade, global integrator of technological solutions. 


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Canadian bosses fear talent shortage

The recent survey by PriceWaterhouseCoopers on the priorities of business leaders around the world reflects a slight increase in optimism for 2013 but does not hide the fears driving business leaders.


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