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Poverty darkens Canada’s socio-economic balance

Despite a generally fairly good rating, Canada is experiencing a steady increase in poverty and widening social inequality, according to a study recently published by the Conference Board of Canada “Canada Performs: Society”. Overview of key data.


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1 recruitment out of 8 considered a failure

Menée dans 28 pays auprès de 250 responsables des ressources humaines et 2 000 salariés embauchés en 2012, l’étude de la société de conseil Development Dimension International (DDI) montre que seule la moitié des entreprises jugent leur processus de recrutement réellement efficace.


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2013: increased activity and shortages of skills on the program

  62% of Canadian companies expect their activity to increase in 2013, reveals a survey by Hays Canada conducted among 3,000 employers. In parallel, hiring difficulties persist.


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The Pinterest phenomenon: Less text, more images

  Those of you who follow social media news will surely have heard about Pinterest(1), the “new” social media phenomenon. In just a few months, this platform has attracted more than 10 million users, predominantly women. Users will tell you, we like or we don’t like Pinterest. But if you like this platform, you become completely dependent on it. Beyond recreation, does this social networking site provide opportunities for organizations? What about recruitment? Can Pinterest be used for recruiting?


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Disparities in the Canadian labour market are increasing

On the one hand are professions with a shortage of manpower; on the other hand the unemployed who are struggling to find a job. The phenomenon concerns economists who see it as a brake on growth, as revealed by the latest CIBC study. 


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Multinationals that are good to work for

NetApp, SAS, Microsoft, Kimberly-Clark, Mariott or even FedEx… Some large companies are distinguished by offering their employees well-regarded working conditions. This commendable feature is highlighted each year by the “World’s Best Multinational Workplaces” ranking.


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Global economy: a hesitant and uneven recovery

  The OECD has just published its latest short term economic outlook. It concludes that the global economy is not out of the woods.   GDP growth in the organizations’ countries are expected to reach 1.4% next year and 2.3% in 2014.


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A small revolution is looming at Spencer Stuart

  Early in November 2012, Spencer Stuart, a global leader in recruitment of senior management, announced a change in its method of work. Ahead of its time or reckless?


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Voluntary staff turnover – companies expecting it

As the economy and labour market improves, companies are expecting voluntary staff turnover to increase. To reduce this phenomenon, managers have two objectives: ensure their employees’ commitment and retain the best talent.    


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CEOs without successors

    Planning for successors to take care of their own departure is not a priority for the majority of company heads in the information technology sector. Spotlight on the usefulness of setting up a succession plan.  


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A new immigration strategy for Ontario

  Published in September, the final report of the panel of experts on immigration in Ontario advocates the establishment of an official strategy to attract workers to the province through 32 recommendations. Summary.


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Recruitment: modest outlook for this quarter

In this last quarter of 2012, provincial disparities and significant differences, depending on the business sector, explain a modest hiring climate and a Net Employment Outlook of 10% across the county.


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