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5 Secrets to Hiring contract help: No staffing agencies

December, 18, 2020 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

As an employer you may have come across times when you need to hire a temporary employee. Temporary help can include filling in for a maternity leave, seasonal or gig help. For example,  your team may have a special project and need to hire a specific skill like a graphic designer for a new logo,… Read the full article

Maternity Leave Replacement , Is Your Company Ready?

May, 10, 2018 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

A pregnancy announcement by one of your staff members is often met with mixed emotions. While you’re happy for the mom or dad-to-be, you may also be worried about finding a maternity leave (or paternity leave) replacement for your office. Where will you find someone with the right skills? How will you find a great… Read the full article

Best Flexible Jobs Top 5 List

November, 18, 2014 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

The word on flexible work is out and people are writing about it (this is kind of proving the point); but seriously, think about it, what do we do nowadays when there is a trendy subject around? We make lists! Top 10s, Top 5’s. And let me tell you, there are a lot of lists… Read the full article

International Experience Canada Program: Pack your suit and go!

June, 11, 2014 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

  In the past years more and more attention has been given to the imminent labor shortage Canada will soon be facing. However, recently some people and studies have tried really hard to debunk the idea that in a matter of two decades the labor demand in Canada will exceed its supply, and who can… Read the full article

5 Keys to Hiring a Temp

February, 23, 2014 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

Every company or organization needs a temp worker at some point. Temporary, short-term or contract help from time to time. And there are lots of workers who are prepared to work part-time or on a contract basis. According to the Canadian Council on Social Development there were almost 3 million people working part-time and 13%… Read the full article

Beyond Kelly Services

February, 12, 2014 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

There are many reasons why a company would want to hire a flexible or freelance worker; a worker who comes into the office, with the right skill, when a company needs it. A worker that is willing to work on a temporary, contract, seasonal, gig, project or part time basis. Let’s face it, there are… Read the full article

How To Turn Temp Job to Permanent Job

December, 12, 2013 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

How to turn temp job to permanent job? Learn some tips on just how to do that. Keep in mind that the reality is that the hiring of temporary workers is exploding. The number of temps has jumped by more than 50% since the recession ended four years ago to nearly 2.7 million. The use… Read the full article

Are Temp Agencies Becoming Obsolete?

July, 19, 2013 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

It is clear that the industry of flexible work is on the rise. Revenues of temp agencies for placing temporary and contract workers was $104.8 billion in 2012, up from $98.3 billion in 2011 based on American Staffing Association estimates. But with new easier methods of finding temporary help being offered will the temp agency become obsolete? The… Read the full article

Local Hire is the right choice: Attention Diane Finley

May, 14, 2013 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

There has been lots of talk recently in the news about the need to encourage companies to consider the local hire of temporary workers in Canada. This all came about when it was discovered that RBC had hired temporary foreign workers to replace their local hire employees. In a recent article by CBC news posted May… Read the full article

Top 5 Advantages of hiring a freelancer

May, 08, 2013 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

According to CNN Money we are entering the beginning of the era of the American freelancer. Employers enjoy many benefits from hiring freelancers or temporary workers. Let’s look at the top 5 advantages of hiring a freelancer. 1-Reduced overhead Consultants and freelancers do not receive health care, retirement benefits, vacation time and may not require additional office… Read the full article