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Special COVID-19 – Review of hirings and dismissals – March 2020

The world of work experienced unprecedented upheavals in March due to measures imposed by the federal and provincial governments to limit the spread of COVID-19. Here is an overview of the employment situation in the country. Massive job losses This is now a cliché: the situation is changing rapidly – and the statement also applies […]


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Equality: Employees and Employers Disagree on Progress

Accenture surveyed more than 30,000 employees and 1,700 senior executives in 28 countries on the culture of workplace equality. Titled “Getting to equal 2020: The hidden value of culture makers”, the report reveals considerable gaps between the views of leaders and those of employees. According to an Accenture report, employees are increasingly concerned about culture […]


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COVID-19 – Employers, Stay Informed!

The measures taken to counter the coronavirus pandemic have major impacts on employers across the country, and the situation is evolving… Here is a list of reliable sources to monitor the situation and find answers to your HR questions. The Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) […]


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Well-Being More Important than Salary

According to a recent survey by Morneau Shepell, 60% of Canadian employees would be ready to change jobs and accept a lower salary in exchange for better support for personal well-being. Highlights. Fostering stress management Close to half of respondents said that the psychological demands associated with their job had increased in the past two […]


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2020 – the year of flexible work?

Is the status of independent the future of work? According to an Intuit study, no less than 40% of the workforce in the United States will be made up of independent workers this year. This level has never been reached before. It is a trend that Canada has not completely missed. Here as well, the […]


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When going far away to work gives a boost to your career

Security guard, kitchen help, longshoremen, technical workers, crane operators, waiters… There is no shortage of job openings in Prince Rupert. In this village of 12,000 inhabitants located on the shores of the North Pacific, two hours by boat from Alaska, the port is in an economic boom, to the point that businesses are struggling to […]


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77% of Employees Are Ready to Leave to Improve Their Well-Being

A new survey shows that compensation is no longer the top priority for Canadian workers. They would be willing to make concessions on this in exchange for better well-being.  According to a survey by Morneau Shepell of 8,000 people in Canada, the United States and England, 77% of Canadian employees are ready to change jobs […]


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SUMMARY OF HIRINGS AND DISMISSALS – FEBRUARY 2020

Here is a summary of the companies where jobs were created and others were lost in February 2020. HIRINGS The fast-growing Dayforce software allows the Ceridian company to hire 400 people in 2020. Over the next five years, the number of new jobs will increase to 2,000 and these will be distributed in several of […]


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In Figures: the Quality of Jobs in Quebec

Historically low unemployment rate, significant wage increases and employment rate higher than ever – the job market is stable and vigorous in Quebec, according to the BMO-IDQ index. But the challenges of an ageing population and technological change are worrying. All is well in the best of worlds, you might think. Seen from purely economic […]


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The Labour Shortage: the #1 Issue for Canada’s Retail Trade

For some years now, the retail trade has been severely understaffed. As of June 30, 2019, there were 16,480 vacant position in Quebec and 64,395 across Canada. Of the 17 sectors grouped by the Détail Québec organization, all are experiencing a scarcity or, worse, a shortage of labour. Is this situation alarming? Are there solutions? […]


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Top 20 Good Professional Resolutions for 2020

The new year is fast approaching and it’s time to start thinking about your good resolutions for 2020. From a personal point of view, losing weight and quitting smoking are classics… But what about your 2020 professional goals? Here are 20 ideas to study. No worries: you don’t have to do everything, but setting two […]


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Canadians Are Underemployed

Although still little recognized, underemployment affects more than 844,000 people in Canada. This is reported in the Uncovering Underemployment white paper published in November 2019 by Deloitte and Toronto’s Pearson Airport. The underemployed are those whose skills, experience and abilities are underused. The employee concerned may be underpaid, overqualified for their position, and also work […]


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