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Four ways to bring the “corporate” style up do date

There is no escaping it. Although many companies have adopted “casual Friday” year round, some industries remain attached to the traditional suit. How can the “corporate” style be loosened? A stylist offers us some tips to modernize business people’s wardrobe. 1. The right fabrics Stylist Maryse Désilets, who specializes in a business clientele, is strict: […]


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Top Apps for Effective Note-Taking

Here is our selection of the best apps (on iPad, laptop or smartphone) for effective digital note-taking! Evernote The Evernote app is complete and recognized for its flexibility. It lets you record information in several forms (text, image, audio) and synchronize it across several devices as well as share it with other users. It is also […]


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Techniques for Effective Note-Taking

Team meetings, conferences, training… there are many occasions when taking notes is sometimes necessary. Here are a few tips to make this tedious task easier and more effective. According to a post from Express Entreprise, there is a big gap between oral and writing rates. In fact, “the oral rate is 150 words per minute […]


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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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Home Secretary – the Pros and Cons

With the developments of technology, the “remote secretary” is now a possible option. But what are the advantages and disadvantages? First of all, there are obvious benefits, common to all workers who have the opportunity to work from home full time or part time: less time spent in traffic jams, no more need to prepare […]


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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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Administrative assistants save their boss 8 hours a week

A new OfficeTeam study shows that administration professionals save their managers an average of 101 productive minutes per day. Let’s discuss it. “Today, managers recognize that administrative assistants are true partners, that they let us do more and gain a huge amount of time,” says Montreal O’Leary, regional director of OfficeTeam in Montreal. This time […]


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How to Succeed on Your First Day in the Company?

While some people are excited about their first day on the job, others can be more nervous or even awkward. To give the best initial impression possible to your superior and new colleagues, look at the tips below and avoid putting yourself under unnecessary pressure, by reminding yourself that in the end your D-Day is […]


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