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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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Knowing how to tame independence in teleworking

Telework requires the development of greater professional independence. However, such an organization of work does not mean that you have to go it alone. Here’s how to ensure that this new reality becomes beneficial to both the employee and his or her employer. The question arises: is teleworking synonymous with working in silos? Not at […]


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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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Teleworking: The right to disconnect recognized in several countries

The right to disconnect is not recognized in Canada, but the growth in teleworking since the beginning of the COVID-19 could be a game-changer. Other countries have already legislated on this right of workers to better define the hours devoted to their professional tasks. Overview.   France Since 2017, French companies that employ more than […]


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COVID-19 Special – Report on hirings and dismissals – October 2020

As COVID-19 begins to gain traction across the country, particularly in Quebec, what about the state of the job market? The coronavirus is creating immeasurable damage to job markets around the world. According to the International Labor Organization, COVID-19 has so far cut an estimated 500 million jobs globally, pinning lost labor income at more […]


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COVID-19 SPECIAL – REPORT ON HIRINGS AND DISMISSALS – SEPTEMBER 2020

As we head back to school and as the shadow of a second wave of COVID-19 hangs over the country, the economy continues to recover. Here’s how it looks for the job market in September, with numbers to back it up. Some 246,000 jobs were created last month, according to Statistics Canada’s most recent Labor […]


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Four tips for adapting to the gig economy

According to some observers, the number of jobs linked to the gig economy – “the economy of odd jobs” or “work on demand” – is likely to increase due to the health crisis. While up to now, this type of job was more a matter of choice, the pandemic seems to have led the job […]


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COVID-19 Special – Report on hirings and dismissals – August 2020

For several weeks now, the Quebec economy has been recovering. Is the return to work reflected in the statistics? Which sectors of the economy are doing the best? And which ones are still recording losses? According to data from the results of Statistics Canada’s Labor Force Survey (LFS) covering the period July 12-18, 2020, the […]


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As the unemployment rate rises, many workers are having to look for a new job. How can you stand out from other candidates?

With the COVID-19 crisis, there are two job markets, observes Michael O’Leary, regional vice-president of Robert Half in Montreal, a recruitment firm. The first is the conventional market where employers post their needs and look for personnel. Then there is a second market, where organizations are prepared to supplement their staff with workers who would […]


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Special COVID-19 – review of hirings and dismissals – July 2020

In recent weeks, the Quebec economy has been gradually recovering. Is the return to work reflected in the statistics? According to the results of Statistics Canada’s Labor Force Survey released on July 10, the answer is yes. In fact, after an increase in employment of 231,000 in May, Quebec experienced an increase of 247,500 in […]


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5 tips to motivate teleworkers

Teleworking stimulates productivity and innovation. So it’s not surprising that many organizations are considering adopting it more formally, even after the pandemic. The challenge is staying motivated! Here are some tips to avoid losing sight of your goals. Be structured “Just because you are working from home doesn’t mean there’s no schedule any more,” warns […]


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