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I negotiate, he negotiates, she negotiates…

January 23rd 2013 |

Negotiating. Sticking to one’s guns. Convincing. Persuading. Finding common ground… These expressions spark interest in some people but are frightening to others. As in all aspects of life, negotiating is one of those personal interests that, by their very nature, differ from one person to the next. Some live to haggle, trying to negotiate every […]

Coaching the Manager of Tomorrow

October 25th 2012 |

Coaching the Manager of Tomorrow: Outlook for the Future According to Jean Raymond Bonin, a Professional Coach with Coaching Outaouais Mr. Jean Raymond Bonin has gained extensive experience working with management teams on topics related to business management, change management as well as leadership development through coaching and facilitation; thus, he understands the dynamics of […]

Integrating Skilled Immigrants in the Workplace: Making it Work!

July 25th 2012 |

<title>Integrating Skilled Immigrants in the Workplace: Making it Work!</title> <p>A constant concern among employers, whether small, medium or large companies, is labour management. Skilled workers are often hard to find, especially in certain lines of business. To fill these gaps, employers are turning more and more often to pools of immigrant workers. That being said, […]

Employee Rention: Don’t leave me!

July 24th 2012 |

The era during which employees considered their jobs to be simply a means to make some money has ended. In fact, for workers born in the 80s, work-related expectations are quite different from those of the preceding generations. Nowadays, many factors play a crucial role in selecting a job position.  As a result, employee retention […]

The ABC’s of Online Testing 6

February 5th 2012 |

In our five previous articles, Robyn’s team entrusted EPSI with the integration of two tests on the online testing platform for the assessment of more than 2,000 bilingual candidates located primarily in the provinces of Canada, but also in other parts of the world. The tests were adapted and integrated on the online testing platform […]

The ABC’s of Online Testing 5

January 28th 2012 |

This is the fifth article in a six-part series that will present to you all the main steps pertaining to online testing. A case study will be used to demonstrate all the key steps of implementing an online testing strategy. In our four previous articles, Robyn’s team entrusted EPSI with the integration of two tests […]

The ABC’s of Online Testing 4

December 28th 2011 |

This is the fourth article in a six-part series that will present to you all the main steps pertaining to online testing. A case study will be used to demonstrate all the key steps of implementing an online testing strategy. In the previous three articles, Robyn’s team gave EPSI the task of integrating two tests […]

The ABC’s of Online Testing 2

November 24th 2011 |

This is the second article in a six-part series that will present to you all the main steps pertaining to online testing. A case study will be used to demonstrate all the key steps of implementing an online testing strategy. In the first article of this series, Robyn’s team gave EPSI the task of integrating […]

The ABC’s of Online Testing 1

September 24th 2011 |

This is the first article in a six-part series that will present to you all the main steps pertaining to online testing.  A case study will be used to demonstrate all the key steps of implementing an online testing strategy. Robyn Bourque* is the Vice-President of Human Resources at a major federal institution.  The processes […]

Experience and Expertise in Resolving Disagreements

November 14th 2010 |

The Public Service Staffing Tribunal (PSST) – A new body takes the lead in settling disagreements The federal public service is faced with a major change as Appeal Tribunals are now being replaced by the Public Service Staffing Tribunal (PSST). This new approach will change the way disagreements will be resolved. This article explains the […]