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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 […]


News

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) […]


Interview

The Right Answers to 6 Main Interview Questions

Overall, recruiters who interview someone looking for a job ask more or less the same questions, regardless of the position to be filled. To properly prepare for your appointment with your potential employer, learn to answer these classic questions.  Tell me about yourself “My name is First name Last name. I worked for X years […]


Interview

What Challenges Do Hardware Stores and Renovation Centres Face?

With the acquisition of Quebec brands by large American players, competition from online giants and the rise of digital technology, Canadian hardware stores and renovation centres are facing major challenges. In addition to a severe shortage of labour, these businesses, especially SMEs, need to take the digital turn and find new strategies to attract customers. […]


Pay and benefits

Salary – Tips on How to Talk About It With Your Boss

Does the prospect of talking about salary with your superior keep you awake at night? If you are well prepared for this conversation, there is no reason to worry about it. Here are some tips for a successful interview. According to John Meese, director at BambooHR, you should not be afraid to talk about money […]


Jobs search

Is the Cover Letter Out of Date?

Often feared by job seekers, the cover letter seems to have lost its significance in the eyes of recruiters. Will the new decade sound the death knell? The idea of bringing out one’s notions of literary composition can make the hair of many job seekers stand on end. This is especially true since the cover […]


Not to be missed

Jobs in Sales – New Skills Needed

The job of a sales representative is more complex than it was at the time when the seller only had to deliver a good “pitch” to close a sale. Prior research done by the buyer explains this big change. Learn how a salesperson must adapt to this new reality, according to the experts from Dancause, […]


News

E-commerce – the 5 trends for 2020

Constantly changing, e-commerce continues to reinvent itself to offer consumers an ever more personalized experience. From voice control to augmented reality, what innovations will change online business practices in 2020? Personalizing experience with artificial intelligence A pioneer in personalizing the online buying experience, the giant Amazon will continue to offer products intimately linked to the […]


News

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 […]


Career management

5 Ways to Network Like a Pro

There is no longer any doubt about the many benefits of networking. How can you use it to stand out and, especially, to avoid missing opportunities? Here are five strategies to achieve this! Have a clear plan  It’s not enough to dress up! Before the meeting, make sure to review the goals. If possible, take […]


News

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? […]


News

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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