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Part-Time : The Beauty to Work Three Days a Week

While a few years ago it was considered something to be endured, today part time work is becoming more and more a choice. Certain employees decide to slow down their their working pace to focus on other activities. What are the benefits to work three days a week, and what days are most appropriate? Having […]


Company life

4 Good Reasons for Working Four Days a Week

Each time you decide to take Friday off or when a holiday falls on a Monday, do you tell yourself when you go back to work that really, weekends should always be three days? Why not start this way of working? It has many benefits, both for you and for your employer. 1. Good for […]


Career management

Non-Traditional Workers : Trend Overview

Non-traditional workers – Freelancers, self-employed workers, contract workers, remote workers, consultants… There are more and more non-traditional workers. Following the realities of the labour market, which goes for flexibility, adaptability and so-called “agile” business models and recruitment, they now constitute 20 to 30% of Canadian workers. Brief overview of a trend that is gaining momentum. […]


Career management

Full time studies and part-time work: How to’s

Combining full time studies and part-time work. Many young people work part time during their studies out of necessity, to pay the costs of education or simply to gain work experience. Although there are many benefits to working, reconciling full time studies and part-time work  is not always easy. Here are some tips to get there. […]


Career management

Seniors part time work : Undeniable assets

Seniors part time work. The labour market is changing. Part-time work is no longer just for students and women. For the last few years, whether for financial reasons or for the love of work, those sixty and over have been pushing back the age to retire. And often, they choose part time work. The Canadian […]


Not to be missed, Rights and labour standards

Working without contract : Questions from all angles

Working without contract – What is a work contract? Are there risks related to working without an established contract? Does the law on labour standards protect all types of work? Let’s examine these questions from all angles. Working without contract “I understood that,” “It seemed to me,” “I ignored that,” are phrases, Jocelyne Cotnoir often […]


Rights and labour standards

4-day workweeks are gaining popularity

Implemented in Europe during the 90s, the 4-day week took its place bit by bit in Quebec. But, to remain competitive, businesses had to adapt part-time and demonstrate flexibility to their employees’ demands for balance and a better quality of life. Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay, Certified Human Resource Professional (CRHA) and professor of human resources at l’École […]


Entrepreneurship

The best side work

Finding work to make extra income is good, but it’s better to win by combining usefulness and fun. Here are eight jobs that don’t feel like work and increase revenue.  1. Tutor Let out your inner teacher, help students of all ages who are coping with their math equations or struggling in French.You can earn […]


Company life

The consequences of increases in part-time jobs

Since last year, Quebec has been creating more part-time positions than it has full-time ones. A growing phenomenon that requires companies to adapt and better manage their human resources. Last August, Quebec’s part-time sector has created over 5,800 jobs, while more than 1,000 full-time jobs have disappeared. Having a part-time workforce is an asset for […]


Oddly enough

Competition on part-time jobs

With an unemployment rate reaching 20%, students between 15 and 18 years of age are now competing with older Canadian workers who are more and more deciding to accept part time work. The report published by CIBC World Markets explains that this trend is mainly due to a deterioration in job quality and a declining […]


Career management

Mothers of young children dream of working part time

Balancing work-life can be difficult for parents of  young children, indeed, in the U.S 62% of mothers dream of working part time. Women today account for close to half the labour force in the U.S., vs. 38% in 1970. Most Americans (75%) reject the idea that women should return to a more traditional role, and the […]


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