New research says many Canadians working harder, longer hours since COVID

It turns out that the pandemic can’t slow Canadians down. In fact, the opposite is true. New research finds that since many people transitioned to remote work, they find themselves working longer hours than ever before. (However, many of these workers are starting to feel their efforts are under-appreciated.) The team at Robert Half surveyed…

Why you won’t be getting a pay raise in 2021 (Thanks, COVID-19)

As Canadian employers plan for the year ahead, nearly half (43 per cent) of organizations have modified their salary increase plans for 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Those are the findings from the 2020/2021 Salary Planning Survey for Canada from global consulting firm Gallagher. The survey captured data from business leaders, human-resources professionals, and…

The most common video conference pet peeves

Are you sick of Zoom meetings yet? It turns out that many Canadians are. A new study from staffing firm Robert Half shows that video calls are starting to grate on workers. Almost three-quarters of professionals surveyed (72 per cent) said they participate in regular virtual meetings. Those respondents reported spending about a quarter of…

Four cover letter red flags to avoid

Your cover letter is more important to the success of your job applications than ever right now. Last week we reported on a survey of employers that revealed even those hiring professionals who don’t normally bother to read cover letters are giving them careful consideration during the pandemic. Good writing and effective communications are essential…

How to impress employers looking to hire remote workers

It looks like working from home is here to stay for many companies and workers. This adds a whole new challenge for your resume to overcome in catching the eye of potential employers. Not only do you have to demonstrate that you are the best person for the job, but you also have to show…