‘Tis the season

August 1st 2014 |

Think like an athlete, become more engaged!     With the Stanley Cup Playoffs and the FIFA World Cup having come to an end, 2013/2014 has been a big year for sports. In particular, Ottawa has had the chance to host many well-known events including the IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championships last spring and […]

The Importance of Person-Organization Fit in Hiring

July 24th 2014 |

A survey1 conducted with the help of LinkedIn HR shows that employee commitment to the organization and the identification of talented individuals are two of the greatest concerns for HR specialists today. These results are not particularly surprising, given that commitment to an employer affects a number of important variables at the individual level, such as […]

Assessing Talent: Quebec’s Example

July 7th 2014 |

Published on June 11 by FocusRH, a French journal specialising in human ressources, the below article is based on an interview with André Durivage pertaining to the assessment of talent in Quebec. To access the article (available in French only), please click on the link below:

Benefits of Integrated Solutions

February 25th 2014 |

There can no longer be any doubt today that the quality of an organization’s staff has a crucial impact on its productivity, profitability and services. Because the personnel of an organization have become a key asset for organizations, those in charge of staff recruitment, now more than ever, need to be able to identify the […]

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency Adopts a New HR Approach

January 15th 2014 |

This week’s blog post pertains to the new HR approach adopted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. EPSI is glad to have been involved in the development and implementation of this approach, which is at the forefront in recruitment and staffing. The following article was posted on the Canadian Government Executive’s blog page on October […]

Integrating Pre-Screening Into Online Recruitment Platforms: Statistics and 5 Important Questions!

October 25th 2013 |

Pre-screening is something we are passionate about here at EPSI. Since many large and medium- sized Canadian organizations have begun integrating part of their pre-screening processes into their online hiring platforms, we have, in turn, begun to give such an integration a high degree of importance. As a result, following the establishment of validated criteria […]

The End of the Empty Chair Syndrome: Call Center Selection

September 16th 2013 |

In the next few months, I will key you in on an array of topics based on my experience with call center selection process implementation.  We have all heard of “the empty chair syndrome.” It refers to the need to quickly fill a position. Quickly, in this case, does not always mean efficiently. In the […]

The Evolving Role of the HR Professional

July 29th 2013 |

How many organizations do you think have begun to realize that their Human Resource professionals do so much more than just helping employees chose their benefit package? And how many have given these professionals additional responsibilities and decision-making authority to reflect this development in the HR world? We all know that HR plays a fundamental […]

André Durivage on How to Predict the Loyalty of Today’s Employees

July 24th 2013 |

Expert human resources advice from EPSI President and highly-respected author, André Durivage, PhD Q: Our company recently hired three employees for our business development department following a comparative interview process in which we compared the candidates’ education and skills against the job’s specific tasks and required skills. Given the increasingly technological nature of the field of […]

Employee Engagement: The Key Role of Strategic Human Resource Advisors

July 17th 2013 |

Employee engagement is crucial to the success and productivity of any organization. Particularly in more difficult periods, engagement can be one of the most influential factors differentiating a thriving organization from an organization in survival mode. Beyond job satisfaction, employee engagement also covers employees’ willingness to perform their duties and to help the organization fulfil […]

ADHD – From the Classroom to the Workplace?

April 13th 2013 |

Some recent experience has brought me to work closely with many children diagnosed with what we today call ADHD. Inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity are all ‘issues’ that the child is left to manage with in the classroom. That being said, ADHD is known to cause many issues for children in the context of learning; they […]