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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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When Salary Negotiation Is Not So Easy

Daring to negotiate your salary when a good job offer is on the table is not always easy. As evidence, only 36% of Canadian workers negotiated their compensation as part of their last hiring process, according to a recent survey by Robert Half. 59% of those who did not negotiate said they were satisfied with […]


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Temporary Work – Ways to Be Productive Right From the Start

You have been hired to replace an employee on sick leave or to carry out a one-time project. In other words, you are on job for a specific period: six months, a year or more. Doesn’t matter. In this temporary position, you have to be productive as quickly as possible. Here are 6 ways to […]


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Seasonal Job – How to Survive the “Black Hole”

When you have a seasonal job, the black hole is the time between the end of Employment Insurance benefits and the beginning of your seasonal job. How do you get through this period? Some advice. Improve yourself Emploi-Québec has put measures in place to help seasonal workers through this potentially difficult period. Under certain conditions […]


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What Challenges Does a Neighbourhood Organic Grocery Store Face

Organic products are popular. According to QuébecBio, the number of businesses holding an organic certification went up from 1,592 in 2017 to 2,025 within a single year while the number of local organic products reached the impressive figure of 9,500. Points of sale of organic products have also multiplied in recent years. Located in the […]


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Little Extras to Boost Your Tips

While neat appearance and a nice smile are basic parts of the server’s vocation, are there other gestures or secrets for getting more generous tips? Here are some ideas to try out… Introduce yourself to customers For Nicolas, a server in a Laval restaurant with thirteen years of experience at the counter, it is important […]


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Combine Work and Studies? It’s Something to Think About!

By desire or necessity, quite a few students choose to work at the same time as studying. However, juggling work and studying can interfere with academic success, a study published by the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation reveals. Experts have observed a negative correlation between the number of hours worked and academic results obtained – the […]


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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, […]


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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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Employees, Dare to Enjoy a Siesta During the Day

Difficult nights, insomnia, exhausting daily commutes, night work… there are many reasons why you might be tired at work. If coffee, a chocolate bar or energy drink are no longer enough, the time may have come to consider the benefits of having a nap during the day. Some brief tips so you can dare to […]


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Why Do People Commit Fraud at Work?

Have you ever pinched some stationery from work, or some coffee, because you had run out at home? These frauds are common in the office. What makes an ordinary citizen suddenly become a fraudster? In the office, certain acts that might seem harmless turn us into fraudsters. Although these are not crimes per se, frauds […]


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For a Successful Business Speech

What could be more legitimate than to feel a certain apprehension or undeniable jitter when taking the floor before your colleagues? However, if this exercise were to turn into a fiasco, it would be regrettable for the speaker and detrimental for his audience. So, take inspiration from these few tips in terms of preparation and […]


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