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Performance at Work: How to Assess It… in 2021?

September 13th 2021 | |

An effective performance management system is essential for organizations. Through formal and informal processes, it helps them align their people, resources, and systems to achieve their strategic goals. But what’s wrong with performance management? According to Gallup, only 14% of employees strongly agree that their performance appraisal motivates them to improve and 33% of the […]

Take the Pulse with Worker Engagement Platforms

August 24th 2021 | |

In today’s world of talent management, organizations and HR leaders are facing increasing challenges as they try to build a connected workforce that is more engaged, productive, and innovative. In particular, the intense competition for talent while trying to retain staff, as a shrinking workforce emerges in the marketplace primarily due to baby boomers retiring […]

The Different Approaches to Recognition at Work

July 22nd 2021 | |

What is employee recognition? It is a constructive response and a timely judgment of an employee’s contribution, not only for his or her efforts or results related to organizational values and goals, but also for his or her dedication and commitment (Brun & Dugas, 2008). Some researchers suggest that recognition should be tangible, but not […]

Digital Natives: A New Generation of Learners in Our Organizations

July 6th 2021 | |

Today’s organizations are witnessing the emergence of a new generation with cognitive skills and ways of learning that are very different from their predecessors: the digital natives. The idea that technology and millennials are disrupting structures, processes and even culture within organizations is not new. That being said, in today’s increasingly competitive and innovative (digital) […]

Does your organization prioritize your employees’ psychological health and safety?

April 7th 2020 |

Increasingly, for many organizations, employee psychological health and safety represent a major challenge. Mental illness is in fact, the leading cause of disability in Canada. In addition to causing significant organizational impacts (e.g., absenteeism, presentism, workforce turnover, loss of expertise), the human costs associated with mental health problems demonstrate the need to take action. Prevention […]

Employee experience

July 23rd 2019 |

Competition between companies to attract customers is not a new concept. However, for a number of years now, we have seen all sorts of initiatives arise among employers to attract the best employees! Fitness centres, integrated daycare services, even ping pong tables: employers must always find more ways of wooing a smaller and more selective […]

BEING A BOSS OR A LEADER?

May 7th 2019 |

Being a “boss” is not the same as being a leader. A “boss”/a good manager/a supervisor will ensure that employees perform the tasks assigned to them. A leader will foster team spirit and will engage employees to achieve the company’s goals. The impact of the decisions a leader makes is also fundamental. This is called […]

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How Can We Define Today’s Hiring Process?

June 20th 2017 |

Organizations have to continually improve their practices in order to be competitive. When the time comes to improve the efficiency of an organization, we often think of working on the means of production, developing new, more modern infrastructures, or even reviewing the operational processes. We tend to forget that the strength of an organization resides […]

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The Good Side of Gossip

February 16th 2017 |

Although most people do not like to consider themselves as gossips, they have probably engaged in gossip at some point in their life. While the term gossip has developed a negative connotation in our culture, at its core it simply refers to conversations about a person who is not present. For employers with employees sharing […]