Company life

Company life

Pro Tips for Organizing Your Electronic Records

A lot of time is spent sorting (and looking for) records on the computer. However, there are good methods to finding them. We take a look around the issue. Keep the desktop empty You files should all be stored in folders, which are stored in a large Documents parent folder. There is no reason to […]


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What Does a Property Manager Do?

Listen and respond quickly – these are two goals that this property manager, working for Veranova, always keeps in mind. Nicolas admits, “It’s a business where many operations have to be carried out very quickly, to provide a solution to the customer. That’s what motivates me. You have to be very responsive and blameless.” Multitasking, […]


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What Can You Learn from a Job in Administration?

Not so long ago, holding an administrative position mainly meant answering the phone and doing clerical tasks. With the appearance of new technologies and in a changing work environment, the function has metamorphosed. Administrative jobs can now help develop useful skills in many other areas. Here are six. Initiative An administrative function is a good […]


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Secrets of a Good Receptionist

Among other responsibilities, a receptionist represents the company. A receptionist attitude and her reflect the image of the company or person for whom she works. She will therefore have to know how to remain pleasant under all circumstances, because her friendliness is that of her company. A positive and polite attitude combined with flawless availability… and […]


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How to Write Effective Meeting Minutes

Meeting minutes – unpopular? This document, considered tedious, is nevertheless a key governance tools which considerably improves the effectiveness of structured meeting minutes. Some tips to writing meeting minutes that will be read. Let’s get straight to the point Meeting minutes are neither an exercise in style nor the word-for-word description of what happened during […]


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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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Why Should the Length of Your Meetings Be Shortened?

In a working environment, it’s necessary to be productive. Suffering from acute “meetingitis” is costly for the company, especially when these meetings keep employees occupied for a long time without being able to see tangible benefits. Here are 3 factors that will encourage you to shorten the length of your meetings: Occupying resources. These days […]


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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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Reinvent Your Meetings!

The culture of the meeting is a tradition within most companies. Often necessary for better communication, team meetings can be long, painful and ineffective, however. But to make them more dynamic, several techniques have been developed to renew the classic meeting. Here are some examples. The stand-up meeting As its name indicated, the stand-up meeting […]


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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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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 […]


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Open Area Offices for Healthy Employees

A brake on productivity, easier spread of diseases, more frequent disturbances – there are many reasons not to opt for an open area office. Now scientists have just given them a big benefit that may well make you give in to the trend, if you haven’t already done so… According to a new study published […]


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