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Multitasking: The Work Efficiency Myth

October 22nd 2015 |

You are working on a presentation that is to be given in to your supervisor before the end of the day when your colleague asks you for your help on a project. Confident that you will finish your work in time, you willingly tend to your colleague’s request. You then get back to your computer […]

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SUCCESSION PLANNING AS A SUSTAINABLE AND INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO ORGANIZATIONAL GROWTH

August 19th 2015 |

By Sarah Linkletter, B.A, M.A(Ed).    Succession planning is a process that identifies and develops high-potential leaders to fill key business leadership positions within an organization. This process prevents the organization from becoming shorthanded on talent after employee departures, thus ensuring the longevity of the business. There are Five main objectives of Succession Planning: 1. To increase the […]

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Employee Engagement: where it began, measuring it and moving forward.

July 20th 2015 |

Employee Engagement continues to be a growing concern for many organizations as research continues to link engagement with an organization’s bottom line. Studies from Gallup tell us that engaged teams deliver higher customer satisfaction scores, higher productivity and higher profitability. Safe to say, if you’re a leader in any organization it’s critical that one of […]

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Mobilizing in a changing environment

June 17th 2015 |

At a time when change is an integral part of our professional lives, it is impossible for company leaders and managers to close their eyes and hope that their employees will accept change without support. As part of their responsibilities, they must steer the ship in the right direction by promising the best navigation conditions […]

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EPSI announces the launch of a new business partnership with IBM

June 3rd 2015 |

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Gatineau, June 3, 2015 ─ EPSI is proud to announce the launch of a new business partnership with IBM – Smarter Workforce: an IBM initiative that helps organizations attract a performant workforce to drive business outcomes. This opportunity follows a long process of on-boarding which enabled EPSI to qualify as […]

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Negotiations: How to ask for what you want

May 26th 2015 |

The wage gap, based on both gender and race, has been a hot topic in recent months, fueled in part by the passionate Oscar acceptance speech from Patricia Arquette on February 22nd. It may be surprising to some people that not everyone holding the same position within an organization receives equal pay when completing the […]

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The Structured Interview – Part 3

May 5th 2015 |

What are the most frequent biases during an interview? This is the last article of a three-part series that provides an overview of the structured interview. This article will discuss how the structured interview helps prevent the various types of bias that may occur during interviews. Many people assume that they’re great at reading people. […]

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The structured Interview – Part 2

April 28th 2015 |

Why is a structured interview your best choice? This is the second article of a three-part series that provides an overview of the structured interview. This article will discuss why the structured interview is a crucial step of your hiring process. In previous blogs and newsletter articles we’ve touted the benefits of using a structured […]

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The Structured Interview – Part 1

April 15th 2015 |

Structured Interviews This is the first article of a three-part series that overview of the structured interview. The articles will discuss what the structured interview is, why you should use it and how it can prevent bias.   You’re great at reading people, so when it comes time to hire a new employee you know […]

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Are you a young female professional? Check this out!

March 19th 2015 |

This blog is for all the young women professionals out there, trying to succeed, working hard and making changes in their workplaces and communities. Sometimes careers are rolling along smoothly, and other times there are unsuspecting roadblocks.   Unfortunately, even though it’s 2014, undeniably some of those career challenges can be attributed to your gender. […]

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Flashlight or Spotlight = Assessment product or Assessment solution

February 10th 2015 |

Imagine this- you’re trying to find something important that’s small and hidden in the dark.  You might even have a deadline to find that small important thing. Would you rather use a small flashlight or big spotlight in your search? Definitely a spotlight! Evaluation of individuals in a workplace context works the same way. Whether […]

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People with Physical Disabilities: An Untapped Resource?

August 18th 2014 |

As we move forward in the 21st century, workplaces are becoming more and more diverse, be it in terms of culture, religion or gender.  This is in part in response to legal regulations such as Employment Equity in Canada, but also through an improved understanding of the benefits of having employees from a variety of […]