Company life

Company life

Back to the office: not as easy as it appears

 While the deconfinement was expected by everyone, the return to the office is not the same. It’s still far from reaching a consensus. According to a survey conducted by Angus Reid for ADP Canada, 36% of remote-working, Generation Z Canadians—those 25 and under—are enthusiastic about returning to their usual workplaces. And that rate drops with […]


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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 […]


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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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Remote working has its definite advantages. What about team spirit and company culture?

We asked Marie-France Émond, CHRP and Vice-President Operations/HR at Indigo Consulting, which has around 40 employees in Montreal, Toronto and Chicago and has always operated in virtual mode. She suggests five strategies that allow us to forge links, even at a distance. Count on motivating managers In a context of long-term remote working, the role […]


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How to Fight the Stress of Call Centres

Working in a call centre often comes with a good dose of stress. Studies show that employees have higher rates of anxiety and emotional distress than the average worker. Here are some tips for spending more peaceful days. Practise self-soothing techniques There are several techniques that help reduce stress and can be practised between calls […]


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The Art of the Cold Call, Demystified

A demanding exercise, the prospecting phone call (or cold call) still has great potential in business development. Here are some “mantras” to repeat to make this exercise smoother and more profitable! Put yourself in condition One of the keys to success is to believe yourself in the virtues of what you are selling. It’s good […]


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Do You Know How to Unplug Yourself?

Evenings, weekends, holidays: you can’t help avoid taking a peek at your work inbox to deal with details and emergencies or leave your phone turned on in case someone needs you. At a time when more and more countries are putting laws in place that favour the right to disconnect, learn about the best reflexes to completely cut […]


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How to Respond to Harassment at Work

Sexual, psychological or discriminatory harassment: these situations are found more often that you might think in Canadian workplaces. 19% of women and 13% of men have been victims at least once in their careers. Learn how to recognize it to know how to react accordingly. Is it harassment? To know how to respond, the first […]


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Company Culture – How to Find the Ideal Employer

Looking for an employer is becoming more and more like looking for… a spouse! An increasing number of employees are looking for the perfect match. A recent survey by the Robert Half firm reveals that 2 Canadians out of 5 would be willing to turn down the job of their dreams if they disagreed with […]


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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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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 […]


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How to React to Sexist Behaviour in Business?

Arising mainly from the patriarchy, sexism at work can be hard to identify, as it is integrated into the company culture and can manifest itself without particular violence… but it is harmful nonetheless. How is it expressed? How can we react to the various comments and behaviours of certain colleagues?     Various forms of […]


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