Why COVID-19 could mean a boost for your paycheque

Canadian employers have a growing list of concerns lately, not least of which includes the worry about losing their top performing staff members. Those are some of the key findings from new research conducted by staffing firm Robert Half. A majority of senior managers surveyed (82 per cent) said they are worried about their company’s…

Survey: Workers confess what they are really up to during virtual meetings

Remember meetings? Those time-consuming get togethers that would interrupt your work several times throughout most days at the office? While we did like to grumble about them, regular business meetings did have their advantages. Many of these benefits are becoming clearer now that the vast majority of meetings have gone virtual because of COVID-19. For…

Advice from hiring managers for successful virtual interviews

A new employer survey reveals how they really feel about remote job interviews. Here’s what bugs them the most and their top tips for making a positive (virtual) impression. It’s no secret that more and more companies are conducting virtual interviews to screen potential candidates, rather than having them come into the office during COVOID-19….

Survey: Remote workers admit to slacking off (and worse)

Can you resist the temptations and distractions available when working from home? Staying productive in the relatively unsupervised environment of your home office takes discipline. You have your household projects nearby, your family at home, and easy access to all your entertainment devices. With many more people teleworking right now, it seems that many are…

New Brunswick leads the way towards reopening (Ontario lags behind)

A new report shows that New Brunswick is Canada’s most open province right now, with two thirds of businesses – 67 per cent – being fully open again. Ontario is currently the province still experiencing the most lockdown with just 43 per cent of businesses being open. The other Maritime provinces of Nova Scotia and…

Some industries won’t survive COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has destroyed many businesses and caused great harm to others. We looked into which industries were suffering the most, which were likely to struggle over the long term, and which were unlikely to come back. Here are the sectors and business types that experts seem to believe will have a difficult time…

4 skills you’ll need to thrive post COVID lockdown

As the world emerges from the COVID-19 lockdown, businesses are bringing employees back and even hiring new ones. We’re all beginning to adapt to what many are calling a “new normal,” though that language is already getting a bit old. We’re living in a strange time, and it’s hard to know how to label it….