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Secrets to Boosting Your Productivity

Like an orchestra conductor for a project, the manager certainly should not be the weak link of his team. Here are six ways to stimulate his productivity. 1. Implement communication tools Managing a project means frequent discussions with colleagues. Why not implement a communication platform for all team members? This reduces travel and time and […]


Jobs search

Job Search: How to Get Remotivated After the Summer Holidays

So you have taken a bit of a summer break in your job search, and that’s great – it’s important to recharge your batteries. But now you are having a hard time getting back into it… Here are some tips to get back into the game. Take stock If you have let go of your […]


Company life

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 […]


Jobs search

Risks to Manage While Seeking a Job

Lack of money is the biggest risk faced by job seekers. Here are our tips of what to look out for and to reduce other risks from your lack of work. Financial risk The fear of financial fiasco may make you want to shorten your search by accepting the first job that comes along. No […]


Company life

Three Mistakes Commonly Made in Project Management

So your specifications are finalized, your service providers have been engaged and you are ready to launch headlong into carrying out your project. Here are three mistakes you could make along the way… and how to avoid them! Mis-identifying the project’s need “The project manager is asked to plan and carry out a project, but […]


Interview

What Happens at the Second Job Interview?

Employers are requiring a second job interview more and more frequently. This is an opportunity for you to present yourself in more depth and ask your nagging questions. Here are our five tips to make the most of this second meeting. Be glad Being called to a second interview is excellent news, and it means […]


Training

Project Managers of the Future under the Microscope

What will future project managers look like? We review the skills and qualities that will be required of these professionals over the next few years. Although the technical skills of project managers have long been considered essential, this will be less and less the case, Caroline Coulombe believes, a professor at the Department of Management […]


Company life

3 Tips to Ensure the Success of Your Projects

For more than 15 years, Nadia Walji has worked as an independent project manager for various advertising agencies. Here are 3 tips for successful project organization. Be creative in developing solutions According to Ms. Walji, the best tip to carry out a project is to be able to quickly find solutions to problems that may […]


Company life

Do You Trust Your Team?

To steer a new project, it is essential that you trust your team. If this is not the case, how do you change this feeling? Identify the causes If you do not have confidence in your team, try to understand where this sentiment comes from. Is it because your team’s members are new? Is it […]


Training

Where Can a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry Lead?

She still had one more session at the Université de Sherbrooke, but Karine already had a job assured starting in the summer. As a project manager at Intersand, the new graduate is responsible for developing projects for animal health. For the young chemist, the days pass, each one different… “At the beginning of a project, […]


News

Why Promote Communities of Practice?

Teamwork is one thing, the community of practice is another. Within a given territory, or within a network of companies, it is worthwhile to create communities of practice. Why, and how do you go about it? Imagine math teachers, from different schools across the country, who want to develop new pedagogical practices together or share […]


Company life

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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