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Scientific content

Service with a smile: Easier said than done!

Service with a smile: Easier said than done!

A smile, even though it can be authentic, can also be a mask, especially in a context where an employee’s work requires it. This mask can become exhausting. This phenomenon is not new in the research: it is known as emotional labour.

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Pointless and unreasonable: tasks that spoil work

Pointless and unreasonable: tasks that spoil work

Assigning tasks in a company is a management practice that is so common and routine, we rarely question our ways of doing it. It generally doesn’t pose a problem, since employees are hired based on their skills, and their work revolves around these. It gets tricky, however, when employees are assigned tasks that fall outside their expertise or tasks that seem… pointless.

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The challenges of telework

Telework is an attractive practice that is growing in popularity: avoiding traffic jams, managing your own work hours, being more available for family… at first glance, it seems like an ideal solution! However, it is not clear that this solution can be customized, or is even customizable, for everyone.

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What if we also looked after managers’ mental health?

What have you done lately to recognize your manager or support them in their work–life balance? If the answer does not spring to mind, you are not alone: the same is true for many employees. While we already know that the manager plays a key role in their employees’ mental health through the behaviours the manager adopts, looking at the employees’ role in the health of their manager is less common.

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Financial health of millennials: A cry for help!

The arrival of millennials (those born between 1980 and 2000) in the workplace has caused its share of upheaval. They bring with them a certain number of changes in ways of working, especially through their increased use of technology. They differ on several points from previous generations: their style of consumption, which happens more online, their greater difficulty in separating personal life and professional life, as well as the issue of their personal finances. The latter is a major source of stress, exacerbated by the combined accumulation of student debt and credit. Despite this financial stress, millennials often hesitate to ask for help in managing their finances.

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Scientific analyses to help you move to action

Increase general knowledge of workplace health and well-being

Present scientifically validated best practices as well as promising practices

Look at workplace health and well-being trends in depth

Share what’s true and what’s not to dispel myths or provide nuances

Move to action more easily and more quickly

Have an impact in your respective organizations based on proven data


Identify, sort, analyze, summarize, make accessible and interpret studies for affiliates

In this era of non-stop news and social media, where too often studies are the subject of headlines leaving viewers with the impression of the “discovery of the century” or a “magic bullet,” how can we tap into the real subject of a scientific consensus and conclusive data? This is one of the things that Global-Watch does for the benefit of its affiliates, with the support of its scientific team..

How to read our scientific analyses?

Because we go well beyond a simple summary, the input from our expert advisor is highlighted by colored areas, and icons identify each section.
In addition to the scientific team’s work, Global-Watch’s team presents avenues for reflection and for action in its supplement

Scientific Team

Scientific Committee

France St-Hilaire, Ph. D., CRHA
Associate professor, Human Resource Management, Université de Sherbrooke
Director of Équipe sur les organisations en santé (ÉOS)
Scientific director of Réseau

Daniel Chamberland-Tremblay, Ph. D.
Associate professor, School of Management, Université de Sherbrooke
Co-director of Pôle de recherche en intelligence stratégique et multidimensionnelle d’entreprise (PRISME)

Marie-Hélène Gilbert, Ph. D., psychologue
Assistant professor,
Business Administration, Université Laval
Researcher at Équipe sur les organisations en santé (ÉOS)ns en santé (ÉOS)

Michel Pérusse, Ph. D.
Adjunct professor, School of Management, Université de Sherbrooke
Researcher at Équipe sur les organisations en santé (ÉOS)

Marie-Eve Major, Ph. D., Ergonomist
Associate professor
Faculté des Sciences de l’activité physique, Université de Sherbrooke
Researcher at Équipe sur les organisations en santé (ÉOS)


From science to action, while promoting interaction among employers and integration of practices

Global-Watch's offer at a glance

Examples of tools

  • Scientific monitoring / content distribution
  • Market monitoring / identification of tools and trends
  • Detailed thematic dockets (including literature review and toolkit)
  • Covers all themes related to workplace health and well-being
  • International monitoring (scientific and market) based on WHERE expertise may be found
  • Content that is selected, summarized, discussed and interpreted
  • Tools, resources, recommendations and turnkey deployment kit
  • Case studies // Clips from experts


  • Bilingual (English and French)
  • Neutral and objective compared to other offerings in the marketplace
  • Financed by employers
  • From everywhere - based on where expertise may be found
  • Takes into account the reality organizations are facing
  • Community of interest (dialogue on research, case studies, workshops, etc.)
  • Concierge services (personalized research and analysis)
  • Annual meetings and meetings with organizations