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Successful Salary Negotiation – Some Avenues

It is always delicate to negotiate a starting salary or a salary increase with an employee, especially when they are critical for the company. Here are some tips for successful negotiation. A CROP-CHRP survey conducted in March 2018, reveals that 41% of Quebec workers believe they are being paid less than they deserve. In the […]


Company life

Open Area Offices for Healthy Employees

A brake on productivity, easier spread of diseases, more frequent disturbances – there are many reasons not to opt for an open area office. Now scientists have just given them a big benefit that may well make you give in to the trend, if you haven’t already done so… According to a new study published […]


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Will You Work for an Online Store?

Online stores don’t just hire developers! Portrait of the different non-technical professions in e-commerce, where experience in retail sales or in accounting is an asset. There is no doubt that programmers, engineers and statisticians are essential employees for proper functioning of an online store, whether of modest size or a multinational e-commerce company. But you […]


Career management

Attitude to Adopt if a Desire to Resign Takes You

While resignation may be justified in some cases, in other cases it deserves a mature reflection on the part of the employee. Resigning on impulse, exasperated by your superior or colleagues, could have heavy consequences in the short and medium term. So before you get to that point, and even if there are elements against […]


Career management

Accountant in a SME – Distinctive Features

In an SME, the accountant often has to be a jack-of-all-trades and frequently proves to be a key resource for the survival of the company. Portrait of a position that requires both flexibility and meticulousness.  The size of company compelling it, accountants in an SME will most often have to add other strings to their […]


Pay and benefits

How to Negotiate Your Salary During Hiring?

How to negotiate salary is a game well known by both candidates and employers – the former want to earn more, the latter want to pay less! Often, as a candidate, you do not feel in a position of strength in this discussion, yet with good preparation and a reasonable attitude, you can nibble a […]


Career management

Changing Fields – Good Questions to Ask

Has the urge to drop your professional activities to start over from scratch in another field crossed your mind? Before you start looking for greener pastures where you can develop new skills, certain questions are worth asking so you don’t drag your dissatisfaction into it. What drives me professionally? You can carry out the exercise […]


Company life

6 Tips to Get Back to Work Efficiently!

Vacations are over. Do you find yourself back behind your desk but unable to dive into your work without thinking nostalgically about the relaxation of the last few weeks? 6 tips to get back to work efficiently! 1. Sort your messages You have probably received hundreds of emails while you were away, but how many […]


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Learn English Online – Some Free Resources

Speaking English is a prerequisite for most jobs. But for those who never had the opportunity to learn English at school, what should they do? There are online resources available to you. These programs improve your oral and written comprehension, as if you were in class, but from the comfort of your own home. Games, […]


Company life

How to Respond When Boredom Gets the Upper Hand at the Office

A bit of boredom at the office doesn’t hurt and could even be an opportunity to tackle some chores that appear at the bottom of your to-do list. However, when boredom begins to settle in, it’s a completely different story. It’s important to respond quickly before bore-out strikes you too hard. For, as mentioned by […]


News

Brown-Out: When You Lose Motivation at Work

It’s a new form of work-related depression that may well become more common in the coming years. Brown-out, which literally refers to a “drop in power”, affects more and more workers. But what is this new disorder and what are the symptoms to watch out for? Brown-out must not be confused with burn-out, which describes […]


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Professional burnout – women are at higher risk

According to a study of industrial relations and sociology by the Université de Montréal, women are more susceptible to professional burnout than men, due to the nature of their work. Female employees often find themselves working in positions where they are overqualified. “Overqualificatoin can arise from a glass ceiling effect where women are less likely […]


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