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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 […]


News

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 […]


News

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 […]


News

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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COVID-19 Special – Report on hirings and dismissals – December 2020

As the holiday season starts, COVID-19 is not running out of steam in Canada. What about the unemployment rate and the state of the job market in the country? Let us first recall a few figures taken from Statistics Canada data: in February 2020, just before the pandemic hit the Canadian economy head-on, the unemployment […]


Training

How to prevent skills from becoming obsolete

Occurring ever more frequently in the workplace, skills obsolescence is accelerated by teleworking and remote management, to the chagrin of the employees and managers who suffer from it. Here are some ways to curb this phenomenon.   Skills obsolescence can be defined as the insufficiency or the expiration of the knowledge necessary for a worker […]


Jobs search

Clues to detect fraudulent job offers

It’s a crime of opportunity. With the COVID-19, fraudsters are multiplying their illicit schemes to extract money from their victims. Among their prime targets: job seekers. Here are some trips to avoid falling into their traps. Research the company Even if a company posts a job posting in a traditional media or on a reputable […]


News

COVID-19 SPECIAL – REPORT ON HIRINGS AND DISMISSALS – NOVEMBER 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic does not appear to be running out of steam at home. Against this backdrop, here’s how the Canadian job market is doing as the cold season looms on the horizon. The number of the month: 84,000. That’s the number of jobs the Canadian economy added in October, up from 378,000 in September, […]


News

Teleworking: The right to disconnect recognized in several countries

The right to disconnect is not recognized in Canada, but the growth in teleworking since the beginning of the COVID-19 could be a game-changer. Other countries have already legislated on this right of workers to better define the hours devoted to their professional tasks. Overview.   France Since 2017, French companies that employ more than […]


Not to be missed

When artificial intelligence facilitates recruitment on LinkedIn

While researchers have been interested for several years in the field of personality detection on the internet, Frédéric Piedbœuf is the first to demonstrate that this is also possible on a professional platform like LinkedIn. The doctoral student at the Université de Montreal (UdeM) has developed an algorithmic method capable of detecting certain character traits […]


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COVID-19 Special – Report on hirings and dismissals – October 2020

As COVID-19 begins to gain traction across the country, particularly in Quebec, what about the state of the job market? The coronavirus is creating immeasurable damage to job markets around the world. According to the International Labor Organization, COVID-19 has so far cut an estimated 500 million jobs globally, pinning lost labor income at more […]


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