leadership | recruitment and menopause

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Isabelle Dube

Isabelle Dube
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Joint Efforts

After funding of $30 million obtained to ensure its growth, in June the human resources department of the e-commerce platform in the sports universe Amilia asked for help from all its employees to hire 30 people in 30 days beyond the recommendation program already in place . “We wanted to accelerate our growth,” said Marie-Eve Bolduc, vice president, talent and culture at Amilia. Everyone was invited to sort resumes, prepare interview questions, share vacancies on social networks. We like to challenge ourselves. We got more people involved than usual. »

From around 550 applications, more than 20 positions were filled. Recruitment continues. “Given the recruitment process, it was a very big challenge,” admits Marie-Eve Bolduc. We didn’t want to cut corners, we wanted to get involved intelligently. We want to make sure there is one fit with the company culture, because it is not true that you only work for money. We want to keep the people we hire. »

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150 billion

At a time when organisations, societies and corporations are reaffirming loud and clear that they want more equity, diversity and inclusion, particularly among managers and leaders, a natural phase in women’s development is undermining these ambitions.

According to Entrepreneur.com magazine, women leave the workforce at the peak of their experience because of menopause and the myriad of symptoms it brings. Women between the ages of 45 and 60 represent 11% of the labor force in the most industrialized countries, and the number has been increasing steadily over the past three decades, the magazine explains. Because women in this age group are likely to be candidates for leadership positions, their departure can be detrimental to diversity. It also contributes to the gender pay gap and promotes inequality in pensions.

Global productivity losses associated with menopause exceed $150 billion a year, Bloomberg calculates. If you add the additional costs for the healthcare system, the number rises to $810 billion.

Unlike pregnancy, menopause is not a common occurrence in HR, Entrepreneur.com observes. In England, the company Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace offers training and advice for employers on this topic. GlaxoSmithKline, Severn Trent and Channel 4 have introduced flexible working hours and better access to toilets and fans.

If Loto-Meno With Quebecers raising awareness in their homes, it’s now the turn of employers and employees to do the same.

Sources: Entrepreneur.com, Bloomberg


save time and money

In these labor shortage times, workers and employers hate wasting their time. It starts with the job advertisements. Aside from retail and restaurant jobs, few job descriptions specifically state salary.

The magazine forbes stresses that every transaction we make on a day-to-day basis, whether it’s in the supermarket, buying a ticket for a sporting event or a plane ticket, the cost is generally clearly stated. However, on most job boards, you will not see the salary, bonus, or benefits clearly posted and listed forbes Jack Kelly, founding CEO of global executive search agency WeCruitr. Imagine all the resources it takes to pass three interviews and a test for a candidate who runs away when he sees the proposed salary. Imagine you decide to fill the position internally. Wouldn’t it be better to include this opportunity and salary in the job description, suggests Jack Kelly, saving everyone time and money?

Source : forbes




As an entrepreneur, finding a way to face your fears is crucial to keep your passion for your business alive.

Your passion is what drives your business, it drives you to move forward, even when it’s complicated, explains certified human resources consultant and American author Gurpreet Kaur in Entrepreneur.com. But fear can destroy that passion and your entrepreneurial spirit in an instant. As an entrepreneur, finding a way to manage your fears is important to keep your passion for your business going, she says. The antidote she offers: self-love. When you truly believe in yourself and recognize your strengths and weaknesses, it’s easier to take risks and pursue your dreams with confidence, she says. Learning to love yourself, however, goes a long way. She suggests starting by making a list of things you really enjoy doing as an entrepreneur, then being disciplined but accepting yourself if at any point during the week you lack the discipline to commit to a task.

Source: Entrepreneur.com

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