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Special COVID-19 – A review of hirings and dimissals – May 2021

As vaccination campaigns continue across the country, the third wave has wreaked havoc and forced some provincial governments to shut down businesses and businesses. What has been the effect of these measures on employment? The data from Statistics Canada’s most recent Labor Force Survey (LFS) is clear: the tightening of sanitation measures in April increased […]


Rights and labour standards

Can an employer require a COVID-19 vaccination?

While the number of COVID-19 vaccinations increases daily, the issue of mandatory vaccination in the workplace is increasingly pressing. Could an employer require his employees to be vaccinated against this disease in order to return to the workplace? Current situation. Legally, the Civil Code of Quebec and the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms protect […]


Oddly enough

Four inspiring examples of gamification

  While nothing new, the concept of gamification continues to be popular in offices. Here are four inspiring examples practised by companies around the world. Gamification applies the principles and techniques of gaming, for example video games, to a non-gaming context. The goal? Encourage users to adopt a desired behaviour while having fun. Over the […]


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A REVIEW OF HIRINGS AND DISMISSALS IN CANADA – APRIL 2021 (SPECIAL COVID-19)

Now that a small portion of the most vulnerable Canadians have been vaccinated against COVID-19, what is the outlook for this spring, marked by the increase in variant cases in several regions of the country? Data from the Labor Force Survey (LFS) for March 2021 are published: Canada’s economy has rebounded, according to Statistics Canada. […]


Company life

3 pro tips to communicate effectively even remotely

Do you feel that since your team has been working remotely, rapport has been lost, exchanges are more laborious and there are more misunderstandings? This impression is well-founded. Explanations and advice from communication psychology expert Guillaume Dulude. For the doctor of neuropsychology and communication specialist Guillaume Dulude, our difficulties of communicating effectively through layers of […]


Rights and labour standards

Recruiting: What every good candidate should know.

According to a survey conducted during the second wave of the pandemic, more than half of Quebecers were considering quitting their current job. Before looking elsewhere, test your knowledge about being a well-informed candidate. True or false: do I get a passing grade? We’re in 2021, it’s a yes for emoticons in CV’s and emails. […]


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A review of hirings and dismissals in Canada – March 2021 (Special COVID-19)

The health crisis has been going on for a year now. Here’s what the job market looks like right now, as the new variants raise fears of new waves of the virus this spring. On the one hand, the new variants of COVID-19 are scary. On the other hand, the data from Statistics Canada’s most […]


Resume

Blind recruiting : pros and cons

Blind hiring signifies eliminating any element, especially on the CV, that could lead to some form of discrimination by the recruiters: name, sex, ethnic origin, age, etc. Is this a good way to increase diversity in employment?   Advocates of blind hiring claim that it helps to avoid bias, conscious or not, and widens the […]


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A review of hirings and dismissals in Canada – February 2021

COVID-19 continues to gain ground across the country this winter. As some sectors have just reopened, what are the repercussions of the January lockdown on the Canadian job market? The latest data from Statistics Canada’s Labor Force Survey (LFS) are not encouraging: The tightening of health measures due to COVID-19 has hurt across the country. […]


Company life

The case against Fatphobia in the Workplace

Whether it comes out in derogatory remarks, open hostility, or by the withholding of suitable work tools, fatphobia does indeed exist in the workplace. In a recent example, a nurse was refused a job because of her weight. “There are a lot of assumptions that come with a big body,” laments author, blogger, consultant and […]


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Report on hirings and dismissals – January 2021

Has job growth held up in recent weeks as COVID-19 continues to gain traction in the country? The most recent Statistics Canada employment data fell in early January. In summary, the unemployment rate rose slightly in December 2020 to stand at 8.6%, compared to 8.5% in November 2020. This increase could be explained by the […]


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Knowing how to tame independence in teleworking

Telework requires the development of greater professional independence. However, such an organization of work does not mean that you have to go it alone. Here’s how to ensure that this new reality becomes beneficial to both the employee and his or her employer. The question arises: is teleworking synonymous with working in silos? Not at […]


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