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Equality between men and women: Still progress to be made

Although the gaps are narrowing in health and education worldwide, women are still having difficulty competing with men on an equal footing in economics and politics.


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Wave of optimism for Canadian companies

Despite the new economic slowdown, the optimism of Canadian companies is high, a paradox highlighted in a survey published by PwC in early October.


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Now, you can say “layoff” with Hallmark

Hallmark has just rolled out a new line of layoff greeting cards, whose future looks promising.


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When personality conflicts lead to failed hires

According to a survey, personality clashes ties and poor skills sets are major reasons for recruitment failures. An overview of what not to do, and the strategy for successful hiring.


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Canadian Prairies rank favourably for jobs

Low unemployment, strong job growth across all sectors, growing productivity—the Canadian Prairies, led by Alberta, are ahead of the entire North American continent with respect to the competitiveness of their labour market. Taking stock of these new rankings.


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Cell phones—new recruiting tool?

In our continually on-the-go society, where immediacy is becoming the norm, recruiting by cell phone is developing at light speed. Is this just a trend or a required evolution?By Geoffrey Dirat


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Taleo acquires Jobpartners to strengthen European presence

On June 23, SaaS* talent management provider Taleo announced the acquisition of Jobpartners for $38 million.


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Virtual communication tools: Global employee dissatisfaction

Employees worldwide are unhappy with the information technologies used in companies. Alcatel-Lucent’s study titled “Changing the Conversation in the Workplace” finds that employees are increasingly unhappy with the virtual collaboration tools available to them.


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Assessment of risk management

A recent Aon survey looked at risk and how companies manage it. One of the findings was that organizations—especially Canadian ones—have a hard time attracting and retaining talent.By Homère Jouard


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Labour Force Survey: Employment up, unemployment steady

The latest release of the Labour Force Survey in Canada was published March 11. Employment edged up slightly in February, while unemployment stabilized at 7.8%.


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Kick-off of global leadership study

Consulting firm Aon Hewitt, in partnership with The RBL Group and Fortune magazine, has just launched its first global leadership study.


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Job market: New quarterly CRHA poll

The Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés is innovating. Every three months, the CRHA will publish the findings of its new prospective survey in a “Flash-emploi” (job flash) newsletter covering major sector trends and HR professionals’ expectations.


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