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The Art and Method of Taking Notes Effectively

Taking notes effectively is an activity that is not easy. It demands method, practice and speed. Here are some tips to master this exercise.  Understanding this exercise. Without methods, our reflex is to want to write down everything we hear. “People do not measure the difficulty of taking notes effectively,” says Isabelle Riverin, Training Manager […]


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The Masculinization of Administrative Support

A field that has long been the preserve of women, are we facing the masculinization of administrative support?  A review of the current trend. The bets were open, when the “HR bus” arrived, chartered by the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines. How many men were there among these forty human resources students who came to […]


Jobs search

7 Awesome Job Search Resolutions for 2018

Whether you have been seeking a new job for several months or whether changing company is part of your good resolutions for 2018, you will have to take some initiatives to find an offer that suits you and convinces employers. Here are 7 awesome job search resolutions for 2018. 1. I will review my CV Whether […]


Jobs search

Dare to apply without having all the qualifications !

Employers are increasingly demanding with regards to the skills of administrative employees. However, it is quite rare for a candidate to have all the requirements. Here are some tips of what to emphasize when you decide to apply without having all the qualifications. Zaïda B. Mangones, employability consultant at the Club de recherche d’emploi de […]


Company life

The Office Layout that Promotes Collaboration

We know that office design should be a priority for human resources. Are you trying out the open area experience? Go ahead, but not any old way! Office layout must be done intelligently by involving employees. Advice for an effective transition for an office layout that promotes collaboration. Lighted spaces with informal synergy, open area offices […]


Jobs search

Top 5 Most Common Job Interview Mistakes

Entering the job market for the first time, changing careers after several years at one place or aiming for a higher job… there are many different reasons motivating us to have an interview. Do you know how to succeed? Here are the top 5 most common job interview mistakes. Not being prepared for your interview […]


Company life

Secrets secretaries use to gain efficiency!

Every secretary has their tricks for making their job easier. We have collected some testimonials… “I have a colleague who was always overwhelmed,” says Lise, a retired business secretary. “I always said to her, ‘When the work they ask you to do takes 2 minutes… Do it right away!’  Otherwise, it accumulates and you forget… […]


Career management

Administrative Jobs: Work in the city or in the country?

Administrative professions have the advantage of enjoying a certain versatility, since they are present in all types of organizations and in any region. There are secretaries, receptionists and office clerks both in SMEs and in large companies. But is it more beneficial for people interested in these fields to work in the country? According to […]


Company life

Take your office from drab to fab

It’s time to invite colour into your office! Take a moment to look around your office. What do you see? (Well, other than the work to be done and the pictures or comics that you don’t really see anymore.) What colours do you notice? I often ask clients to start by adding colour to their […]


Company life

Top 10 steps to improve your office organization

Improve your office organization and avoid piles and files! Improve your office organization – There are recurring themes that I have seen as a small office consultant for over the years. I will outline how to best approach a common challenge – too much visible paper! It can be overwhelming and interfere with productivity. When I’m invited […]


Rights and labour standards

Personal e-mails at work : Employers rights

Personal e-mails at work : Employers rights In Canada, case law considers office computers a production tool under the responsibility of employers, who therefore have the right of control over all employee files and e-mails. Other countries are still debating the issue, however. All Canadian companies can determine their own standards as regards privacy at work. In particular, management can forbid the use of computers […]


Company life

The secret world of make-up

À la demande de Procter & Gamble, plusieurs chercheurs de Harvard et de Boston University viennent de réaliser une étude pour déterminer le lien qui existait entre maquillage et relation à autrui. Conclusion, sachez que votre rouge à lèvres et votre fard à cils jouent un rôle indéniable sur vous et votre entourage… même si […]


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