Older workers

Best Jobs for People Over 50 in Canada

November, 23, 2023 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

Statistics Canada 2021 Census shows that more than one in five (21.8%) person of working age are aged 55-64. This is an all time high in the history of Canadian census. The working population in Canada has never been older. Of those seniors that worked, about 30% did so full time and the majority were… Read the full article

Female Entrepreneurs at 50: The Best Time to Start a Business

February, 03, 2021 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

        Female entrepreneurs are often seen as young jean wearing women in their 20’s working 100 hours a week. Although this is true for some, many of us are double that age and wearing skirts. Unfortunately, many funders and government grants are only dedicated to young entrepreneurs under the age of 35.… Read the full article

Embauche de seniors: stratégie d’ embauche d’ entreprises performantes

December, 26, 2019 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

L’ embauche de seniors est le secret du succès de beaucoup d’entreprises. Alors que huit millions de baby-boomers (ceux nés entre 1946 et 1964) qualifiés atteignent l’âge de la retraite, les entreprises savent s’adapter de manière dynamique aux changements. En effet, chaque année nous perdons 4 millions de travailleurs expérimentés, et avec eux leurs incalculables… Read the full article

Entretien avec Tanya Beaumont, CKRL : “Les aînés et le travail”

January, 11, 2017 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

Dans l’émission de radio CKRL, sur “Les Ainés et le droit”,  Tanya Beaumont discute le sujet de travail après la retraite avec Workhoppers. Voici un extrait de l’entretien sur CKRL avec Vera Gavizon, co-fondatrice de Workhoppers. Tanya Beaumont : Les travailleurs âgés sont une véritable richesse et possède des qualités que l’on ne retrouve pas chez… Read the full article

Multi generational workforce: Three Generations, One workplace

April, 01, 2014 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

Today’s Canadian workforce is characterized by a variety of diversifying and distinctive elements; particularly, one of the most prominent components of this diversity is the three generations, also know as a multi generational workforce.  This multi generational workforce makes up  the present Canadian labor market: Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y employees. Generational theory… Read the full article

The Best Employers and Jobs for workers over 50

October, 23, 2013 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

This article, written by workhoppers.com,  was originally published in NextAvenue, Forbes Business and the Chicago Tribune. There has been lots of talk lately that companies are increasingly looking to hire older workers. But, which types of employers are actually doing the hiring and what kinds of jobs are they filling? One way to answer those… Read the full article

Bridge Employment and Happy Retirement

June, 14, 2013 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

Baby boomers, those born between Jan 1, 1946 and Dec 31st, 1964, have started to retire a couple of years ago. Sounds crazy? Well just add 65 to 1946 and presto…it’s 2011. Everyday more than 10,000 baby boomers will reach the age of 65 (Business Insider, Jan 5 2011)-the traditional age for retirement. How to… Read the full article

McKinsey Research on Untapped Talent

June, 11, 2013 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

In the McKinsey  article “Help Wanted: The future of work in Advanced Economies” (March 2012), the author mentions 5 trends that are influencing employment levels. One of which is untapped talent. “Advanced economies have growing pools of underused talent: older workers, women, and youth”. This segment of the population – more specifically: retirees, stay at home… Read the full article