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Freezing Eggs: a New Benefit Offered by American Employers

Recently, Facebook offered their female employees the option of freezing their eggs, in addition to 4 months maternity leave and free meals. Seduced by the idea, Apple should follow. It is an idea that is not well liked by all women in the United States.


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Canadian teachers paid according to student performance?

Teacher pay based on student results: a ridiculous idea? Not as ridiculous as all that if we want to enhance Canadian competitiveness on a global scale. This, in any case, is the hypothesis developed in a recent Fraser Institute study.


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Capitalizing on your employees……. dead or alive

The Californian daily Orange County Register recently stirred up opinion by reviving the topic of “Corporate-Owned Life Insurance”. 


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Unlimited paid vacation?

Companies in Silicon Valley offer their employees no less than an unlimited amount of paid vacations! In Montreal, Gsoft, a company in information technology, has also taken up the challenge of introducing this sought-out concept to its employees. And it seems to be working great. 


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Bosses that frighten

On the same day, two newspaper bosses quit their jobs: Natalie Nougayrède, Director of the French daily Le Monde and Jill Abramson, Managing Editor of the New York Times. In both cases, management methods that were sometimes too forceful were put forward.


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The office treadmill, an asset for productivity

A study conducted at the University of Texas at Arlington, the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic shows that using a treadmill at work lets employees get physical activity and also increase their ability to perform better.


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Fired via Youtube!

An Argentina's province Governor has chosen to announce his decision to decrease the noumber of public officials by 50%... in a youtube message, instead of making the announcement face to face with employees.


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The highest paid CEOs have already earned the average annual salary in Canada

At the beginning of the year, a study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives reported on the salaries of the 100 highest paid Canadian CEOs. According to their calculations, at exactly 1:11 pm on January 2, a majority of them had already pocketed what the average Canadian earns in a full year.


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The typical fraudster in business is a manager

Say goodbye to prejudices! The fraudster is not always who you expect. Those who commit crimes within companies are not workers but executives. This is what a recent study conducted by KPMG found. Portrait of the fraudster in a business


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Social networks expert, a disappearing profession?

Although jobs for social medias and technologies have only existed for less than ten years, they are currently declining and will likely disappear within the next ten years. The study conducted by Workopolis points out that four other professions are also coming to an end over the next decade.


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When eccentricity pays!

Would you like to earn a living without sitting for eight hours a day behind a desk, practising an unusual profession? It can be done. 


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Close to half of Canadians have a dream job

This may seem high, but 47% of Canadians say they have found the perfect job, if we are to believe the study conducted by the Bank of Montreal published at the end of September. Younger workers share this sentiment.


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