Workplace Suicide Awareness and Prevention

September 9th 2022 |

According to the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, Canadians spend upwards of 60% of their waking hours at work. Given that over half of our time is spent with our colleagues and/or employees, it is crucial to incorporate some level of awareness and preventative measures at the workplace in order to prevent suicide. Just as […]

Mental Health: We All Have a Role to Play!

January 25th 2022 |

I need to talk to you. I have something important to tell you… will you listen to me? Did you know that one in four employed Canadians say their personal and professional lives have deteriorated since the pandemic started [1]? Did you know that managers are 70% more likely to experience episodes of crisis and […]

Are Pre-employment Assessments Still Useful?

May 30th 2023 |

The labour shortage context that has been present for the past few years, and which has been greatly accelerated by the pandemic, has led organizations to review their personnel selection processes. The reason is simple: talent is rare and is no longer found where it used to be. They demand more mobility, more challenges and […]

Talent Assessment: How to Modernize Your Approach to Hire the Best?

November 9th 2021 |

In these exceptional times, where the healthcare crisis, which is not entirely behind us, has put a strain on human resources in many areas and highlighted, more than ever, the critical shortage of labour, organizations must distinguish themselves to attract talent and continue to operate, or even survive, in some cases. Workforce Shortages: Some Statistics […]

International Conflict Resolution Day

October 20th 2021 |

October 21, 2021, Is International Conflict Resolution Day Since 2005, the third Thursday of October celebrates International Conflict Resolution Day. This initiative was created by the Association for Conflict Resolution to raise awareness of conflict, whether it is family-, neighbourhood-, business-, professional- or social-based, and its impact, especially when it remains unresolved. What Is Conflict? […]

Why Optimize the Employee Experience by Building on Their Strengths?

October 19th 2021 | |

How can you have a happy, optimal employee experience, despite and during challenging work environments? On this topic, the hosts of the 2nd “Time for an HR Break?” podcast introduced the guest, Dr. Andreea Vanacker, by reminding us of the importance of considering the satisfaction of the three (3) fundamental psychological needs, such as: Feeling […]

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 […]

Creating Hope Through Action – World Suicide Prevention Day

September 10th 2021 |

Today, September 10th, is the 19th World Suicide Prevention Day. The EPSI team wanted to highlight this important day, whose theme this year is “Creating Hope Through Action”. A few statistics According to the Association québécoise de prévention du Suicide (AQPS), there is now an average of 1 million suicides worldwide each year. Every day […]

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 | |

Qu’est-ce que la reconnaissance des employés ? Il s’agit d’une réponse constructive et d’un jugement porté, de façon opportune, sur la contribution d’un employé, non seulement pour ses efforts ou ses résultats à l’égard des valeurs et des objectifs organisationnels, mais également envers son dévouement et son engagement (Brun & Dugas, 2008). Certains chercheurs mentionnent […]

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) […]