JG Duchaine Consulting is pleased to suggest to its current or potential customers several documents on different subjects concerning the management or Human Resources. Each document is classified under a particular category to facilitate your research. Some of these documents are only available in French and some are a mix of French and English. If you need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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«This document is reproduced with the approval of Jean-Guy Duchaine, chrp, and of JG Duchaine Consulting».

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  • Recruitment and retention (June 2001)

  • We produced a document which presents a series of practices and suggestions to attract, select and retain managers. You will find many useful tips in human resources management .
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  • « Job Sculpting » (August 2001)

  • In the Harvard Business Review of September-October, 1999, an article signed by Timothy Butler and James Walroop and entitled " Job Sculpting, the art of retaining your best people " presents the hypothesis that the best way to retain our "stars" consists in getting to know them better than they do themselves and in building for them the career of their dreams.
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  • « Bullet Questions » (December 2001)

  • You probably heard about " Bullet Questions ", a term used by several firms of recruitment who want to accelerate the process of interviewing applicants. At our firm, we choose not to use this technique, which we find to be a bit too quick but since it is the subject of many discussions and articles, we stay in touch and follow the evolution of this new trend. o To learn more about it, simply use the following electronic link to access to a well-written article on the subject.

  • Twelve questions from Gallup (March 2002)

    • The Gallup Poll firm has been conducting for several years, in the USA and in Canada, a survey of the general public to identify the employee's attitudes which are the best indicators of their level of satisfaction at work and their commitment to the employer.
    • Proofs have been made for a while that the companies which can count on employees showing a high level of satisfaction to their work are those who have the best chances to distance themselves from their competitors with respect to the allegiance of their clientele or to their profitability.

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  • Stress at work (November 2002)

  • It's a morning like all the other ones. On a congested highway, the traffic extremely slow. In her nearly parked car, Carmen Gagnon (fictitious name) bursts suddenly into sobs: she will be late to the office. She's hot. Her heart beats to break everything; it's going to break. She's afraid of dying, there, in her automobile.
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  • Basic competencies - Conference Board (April 2002)

    • In 2000, the Conference Board of Canada has analysed the competencies relative to the employability. The Board established a list of eleven competencies that would be required by every person who wants to enter, live and progress in the world of work.
    • Researchers from the Conference Board grouped these competencies under three categories

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  • Generations (August 2001)

    • In its edition of June / July / August 2001, the Effectif Magazine, published by l’Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines et en relations industrielles agrées du Québec, suggests an interesting adaptation of a text which appeared in the magazine Training of November, 1999.
    • This text talks about the distance that exists between the generations and which we are faced with in our training classes. The authors present a series of suggestions to train the Veterans (born before 1943), the Baby-Boomers (1943-1960), the Generation X (1961-1980) and the Next Generation (since 1980).

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  • E-learning - Conference Board (March 2002)

    • The Conference Board of Canada conducted a vast inquiry on the perception of Canadian employees towards training with an electronic support, generally called e-learning.
    • According to this study, entitled " E-Learning for the Workplace: Creating Canada's Lifelong Learners ", published at the end of 2000, 94% of employees want to receive more training connected with their work and 76% want to make it by using e-learning because of its flexibility and its convenience.

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  • Comparisons - 7 countries (March 2002)

  • In conjunction with the Association of Human Resource Directors of France, Manpower (France) Company interviewed 400 people in charge of Human Resources in seven countries: Germany, the United States, France, Great Britain, Italy, Japan and The Netherlands. This survey was done in 2000 and contains some interesting data, especially to those who have activities outside Canada.
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  • Bernier's Report - non traditional working situation (March 2003)

    • The workgroup chaired by mister Jean Bernier, professor at the Université Laval, deposited a voluminous report of more than 800 pages on the conditions which should govern the persons, more and more numerous, who live a not traditional working situation.
    • Our cabinet published comments about this study.
    • Electronic links allow to consult the complete document as well as a synthesis of 47 pages prepared by the authors. We don't know if an English version of this document is available.

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  • Modifications to the Law on Minimum Working Conditions (November 2002)

    • You will find attached a press release and appendix that was deposited on November 7, 2002, by Mr. Jean Rochon on the Law on Minimum Working Conditions.
    • This bill must be discussed in a parliamentary commission before being voted by the National Assembly.

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  • Analysis of the financial impacts of the proposed modifications to the Law on Minimum Working Conditions (December 2002)

    • Our firm was mandated to produce an analysis of the financial impacts of the proposed modifications to this law.
    • This study was presented to a Parliamentary Commission on December 5, 2002.
    • This study can be downloaded if you are interested.

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  • Data on the rate of unionisation – Quebec – from 1997 to 2001 (November 2002)

  • The Institut de la statistique du Québec has published a document on the evolution of the total work force and rate of unionization in Quebec since 1997.
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  • The duration of work in 2001 - According to Statistiques Québec (March 2003)

  • On March 2003, Statistiques Québec published a study on the duration of work during 2001, from the data of the Inquiry on the Working Population, from Statistics Canada. Our cabinet published comments about this study. Electronic links allow to consult the complete document.
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  • The Costs of Fringe Benefits - ISQ (May 2002)

  • The Institut de la statistique du Québec (ISQ) published the results of a study in fringe benefits. The ISQ database contains a vast amount of information relative to the working conditions of people occupying 72 differents jobs, which was used to prepare a number of reports on the compared compensation for the employees of the public and private sectors of Quebec. These 72 jobs are the ones jobs considered to be the most representative of all the jobs available in the province of Quebec, with the exception of managers.
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