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    The hottest remote jobs for hiring in 2021

    Working from home was one of the most significant employment trends of the past year. While remote work had been increasing in many sectors for the past decade or more, the COVID-19 pandemic kicked it into hyperdrive. While some offices are slowly reopening, many remain closed. The majority of workers surveyed say that they prefer […] More

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    Enjoying working from home? It may not last

    Many more Canadians are working from home now than before the pandemic, and it turns out that most of them are enjoying the change in their work situation. They had better not get too comfortable with it. Several new polls out last week reveal a disconnect between employers and employees when it comes to remote […] More

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    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 […] More

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    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 […] More

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    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 […] More

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    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 […] More

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    Study: People can’t remember the last time they wore pants

    Have you noticed a number of new phrases and words entering your vocabulary lately? Suddenly you can’t turn on the radio or look at a screen without encountering a reference to ‘physical distancing,’ ‘covidiots,’ and ‘flattening the curve.’ I saw a new one over the weekend. Social media users were referring to ‘hard pants.’ It […] More

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