Professional Development in SMEs: How to Suceed at Low Cost?

October 24th 2023 |

Quebec’s small and medium-sized businesses face a number of challenges. Top of the list: the talent shortage. What if we took a moment to look at the problem from another angle? Because talent is everywhere, and especially in our own companies. But is it being inventoried, mapped and nurtured? That’s the question! In a recent […]

5 benefits of investing in your employer brand

May 23rd 2023 |

Employer branding is now an essential aspect of recruitment today. After all, organizations are no longer just competing for products and services, but also for talent (because obviously, there is not enough to go around!). The concept is becoming increasingly topical, as the labour shortage has undoubtedly prompted many organizations to think about their human […]

Knowledge retention… How can you ensure it?

August 30th 2022 |

If you were asked to identify the most important assets for an organization, which items would be at the top of the list? Let’s do the exercise! Before you go any further, take a moment to think about it.    And? In reality, considering that no organizational practice can function (at least effectively) without knowledge […]

Boomerang effect in career planning

July 19th 2022 |

In social psychology, the boomerang effect is defined as the situation where a person who is presented with persuasive communication adopts the reverse position. According to research, when a person feels that their freedom of choice is being disrupted, they may respond by taking the opposite position. So, in the case where we are not […]

Self-Management: A Key Competency For Today’s Workforce

January 12th 2022 |

Career development is more important than ever in the discussions of guidance professionals. Several sources state that adults will make between 5 and 7 career transitions in their lifetime. It is clear that today’s work contexts often result in non-linear and highly unpredictable career paths. This desire to remain motivated and efficient drives today’s worker. […]

Mental Health at the Heart of Our Concerns

May 19th 2021 | |

The labour market has changed dramatically in recent decades. To adapt to this shift, employees and employers have had to be flexible. With the rapid pace of global trade, labour shortages and increased competitiveness, they had to work hard to create an environment for success. The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic is a significant challenge […]

Entrepreneurial Succession : Why and How to Plan Succession?

April 21st 2021 | |

Les petites et moyennes entreprises (PME) constituent le cœur de l’économie canadienne. Pourtant, au Canada, moins de la moitié des PME disposent actuellement d’un plan de relève. Alors que chaque organisation devra, un jour ou l’autre et pour assurer sa pérennité, vivre une situation de succession entrepreneuriale, l’idée de planifier cette succession est élémentaire : […]

The Five Competencies of Tomorrow

January 27th 2021 | |

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a crisis that caused upheaval in workplaces. Whether employees were self-employed or worked for the public, para-public, or private sectors, organizations had to mobilize themselves and their workforce to remain productive and relevant to ensure they survived and continue to do so post-pandemic. Historical events and what they taught us […]

Professional Development in a Pandemic

December 15th 2020 | |

Le développement professionnel est généralement associé à l’obtention d’un poste de niveau supérieur dans l’organisation ou à des programmes de relève. Toutefois, le développement professionnel a pris une toute autre forme à la suite des bouleversements mondiaux causés par la pandémie. Pour la plupart d’entre nous, les événements des derniers mois nous ont amenés à effectuer des changements importants dans notre quotidien. Certains ont été en […]

HR word: Assessment After

April 14th 2020 | |

Everybody agrees that the current situation will have an impact on the way we will do things in the future. HR, and more specifically “Assessment & recruitment” is no exception. But what can we expect in the short term? Here are some thoughts: The magnitude of the changes will depend on our ability to keep […]