Company life

Company life

Remote working has its definite advantages. What about team spirit and company culture?

We asked Marie-France Émond, CHRP and Vice-President Operations/HR at Indigo Consulting, which has around 40 employees in Montreal, Toronto and Chicago and has always operated in virtual mode. She suggests five strategies that allow us to forge links, even at a distance. Count on motivating managers In a context of long-term remote working, the role […]


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IT Development – Why Does it Always Take Longer than Planned?

IT development projects seem to be hit with a curse: the repeated postponement of the delivery date! What explains these systematic delays? How can they be reduced as much as possible? Every development project manager (especially for software) will tell you the same thing: it is almost inevitable that the schedule will fall behind. This […]


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Do You Know How to Unplug Yourself?

Evenings, weekends, holidays: you can’t help avoid taking a peek at your work inbox to deal with details and emergencies or leave your phone turned on in case someone needs you. At a time when more and more countries are putting laws in place that favour the right to disconnect, learn about the best reflexes to completely cut […]


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“Sell” Your Projects to Your Staff and Keep the Team Spirit

Project managers have a role of management, but also of attraction. Here are some tips to rally your troops to your projects and make sure that there is some benefit for everyone involved while keeping the team spirit. Create an optimal atmosphere Since a lot of time is spent at work, it’s important to have […]


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How to Respond to Harassment at Work

Sexual, psychological or discriminatory harassment: these situations are found more often that you might think in Canadian workplaces. 19% of women and 13% of men have been victims at least once in their careers. Learn how to recognize it to know how to react accordingly. Is it harassment? To know how to respond, the first […]


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Company Culture – How to Find the Ideal Employer

Looking for an employer is becoming more and more like looking for… a spouse! An increasing number of employees are looking for the perfect match. A recent survey by the Robert Half firm reveals that 2 Canadians out of 5 would be willing to turn down the job of their dreams if they disagreed with […]


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Technologies: Factors for Inclusion or Exclusion of People with Disabilities

While the internet often represents a tremendous means of communication and socialization, it can become a real tool of exclusion for people with some form of disability. What computer difficulties do they encounter in their daily lives? What adjustments do the different players have to make so the computer tool is more accessible?     […]


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6 Tips to Get Back to Work Efficiently!

Vacations are over. Do you find yourself back behind your desk but unable to dive into your work without thinking nostalgically about the relaxation of the last few weeks? 6 tips to get back to work efficiently! 1. Sort your messages You have probably received hundreds of emails while you were away, but how many […]


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How to Respond When Boredom Gets the Upper Hand at the Office

A bit of boredom at the office doesn’t hurt and could even be an opportunity to tackle some chores that appear at the bottom of your to-do list. However, when boredom begins to settle in, it’s a completely different story. It’s important to respond quickly before bore-out strikes you too hard. For, as mentioned by […]


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How to React to Sexist Behaviour in Business?

Arising mainly from the patriarchy, sexism at work can be hard to identify, as it is integrated into the company culture and can manifest itself without particular violence… but it is harmful nonetheless. How is it expressed? How can we react to the various comments and behaviours of certain colleagues?     Various forms of […]


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Industries that Fuel Project Managers

A presentation of various industries where there is a strong demand for project managers. Information technologies According to the annual project management salary survey conducted by the Project Management Institute (PMI), close to 50% of projects in Canada are projects related to IT. So it is normal for the industry to be greedy for project […]


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Is Showing Your Emotions at Work Frowned Upon?

According to a survey by the Accountemps firm, more than 4 employees out of 10 admit to having cried at work. Nonetheless, nearly one executive out of two does not see any negative effect. However, 35% of them felt that crying at work was unacceptable, compared to 38% of employees. Employees decidedly judge themselves severely, […]


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