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

With the gradual deconfinement, more and more companies are resuming their activities, but is this enough for this to be reflected in the statistics? Unemployment rate: increase in Canada For the third consecutive month, the unemployment rate rose again in May in Canada. Before the pandemic, the unemployment rate was 5.6%. It has gradually climbed […]


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Etiquette in non-assigned offices

Gone are the traditional custom offices for each employee! Companies are now opting for spaces where everyone can work wherever they want, respecting the strictest health standards, while deconfinement is well underway in Canada. Open areas, conference rooms, semi-private rooms and even lounges are being made available to staff. These redesigned offices are perfect for […]


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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 […]


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Working From Home 101

During this period of the COVID-19 pandemic, where physical distancing is essential, many professionals are discovering teleworking and attempting to tame this new way of accomplishing their tasks. However, this comes with challenges, especially if it lacks structure… and fun. Here are five tips for getting your work done well at home. Create a routine […]


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Special COVID-19 – Review of hirings and dismissals – March 2020

The world of work experienced unprecedented upheavals in March due to measures imposed by the federal and provincial governments to limit the spread of COVID-19. Here is an overview of the employment situation in the country. Massive job losses This is now a cliché: the situation is changing rapidly – and the statement also applies […]


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