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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 you […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

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 […]