Articles by Catherine Courchesne

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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 […]


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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 […]


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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, […]


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SPECIAL COVID-19 – REVIEW OF HIRINGS AND DISMISSALS – APRIL 2020

The Quebec economy has been recovering very gradually for a few weeks, but the most recent data released by Statistics Canada indicate that nothing has been gained in terms of employment. A staggering unemployment rate According to figures for the month of April released by Statistics Canada on May 8, 3 million jobs have been […]


Oddly enough

Are you an ambivert?

Neither extravert nor introvert, an ambivert is combination of the two… And for this person, holding two or three part-time jobs can be a good way to fulfil yourself professionally! Appearing for the first time in 1927 in the book Source Book for Social Psychology, the term “ambivert” is gaining popularity nearly a century later […]


Career management

Do you have a career development plan?

In life, we often like to believe in our lucky star… From a professional point of view, establishing a career development plan can actually help the stars to align themselves. A career plan: a development tool that we’ve all heard about, but… who has one? However, according to Al Dea, career development specialist, those who […]


Interview

The Exit Interview and Why it Matters

When an employee resigns it is becoming more and more common to conduct an exit interview. How is it conducted? What do you gain from it? We spoke to Émilie Pelletier, CHRP and HR marketing and communication strategist at HRM Group. Less known than the hiring interview, the exit interview is gaining popularity among organizations […]


Company life

How to Manage People who Resist Authority

In carrying out their duties, managers have to adapt to different types of personalities… including some who invariably challenge their authority. How is the problem to be addressed? We discussed it with Éric Provencher, CHRP and organizational psychologist at HUMANA Conseil. First of all, when we are speaking about employees who pathologically challenge authority, “we […]


Resume

The Job Search – How to Keep Your Morale Up

Between rejection and when tons of resumes act like messages in bottles, how do you keep your morale up in spite of everything? Tips from Mathieu Guénette, guidance counsellor. Revise your CV and ask for advice According to Mr. Guénette, the first thing to do is to make sure your CV is clear and relevant. […]


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