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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

How To Run Remote Meetings During COVID-19?

April, 15, 2020 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

The work environment has recently witnessed new challenges and changes as a consequence of the COVID-19 outbreak. Many companies have been left with no option but to transition a great part of their activities, if not all of them, to a virtual environment and embrace remote working. While some companies have done this before and… Read the full article

Freelance Remote Work Myths Debunked

September, 12, 2019 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

Over the past few years, technology has paved the way for a rapid influx of freelance remote work and workers. This new development of what is referred to as the “Gig Economy” is quickly outpacing the number of traditional employees, with upwards of 57 million Americans participating in some sort of freelance work. As more… Read the full article

10 Motivation Tips For Working from Home

July, 31, 2019 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

People are working from home more and more. However, many have a big problem finding daily motivation and drive to start your work from home. This is perfectly understandable – you are home, there’s a warm bed on one side, TV on the other, maybe Netflix too and no one looking over your shoulder so… Read the full article

The Technology Propelling The Remote Working Revolution

July, 16, 2019 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

There is little doubt that the future of work practices is remote working. In fact, this style of working is already employed by a number of innovative businesses, and as society faces up to more and more ecological issues caused by transportation concerns, not to mention the cost saving a made on physical office spaces,… Read the full article

5 Easy Steps to Upgrade Your Multitasking Skills

January, 16, 2018 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

Did you know that only about 2% of the population are actually good at multitasking and this is often considered a genetic gift!? (Strayer) Yet, it seems like almost every job advertisement for remote, work-from home, telecommuting or freelance lists multitasking abilities as a job requirement. So, if Strayer is correct and only 2% if the… Read the full article

Freelance Work From Home On A Snow day

March, 15, 2017 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

It is during a snow storm that you really appreciate the benefits of freelancing, the one which is a true highlight today is the ability to do freelance work from home. If you have chosen to become a freelancer or an entrepreneur you know exactly what I mean. It is under this beautiful day of… Read the full article

Coworking spaces defeat freelancers’ solitude

April, 05, 2016 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

It is clear that more and more professionals are seeking a life with flexibility. Some are looking to reach that magic point called “balance”, others are searching to start their own business and fulfill the need for entrepreneurship. In any case, the number of freelancers in North America and the world is increasing at significant… Read the full article

Hello to Work Life Integration

September, 03, 2015 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

Goodbye work-life balance, hello work life integration. Stewart Friedman, a Wharton professor who is also the author of the new book Leading The Life You Want (Harvard Business Review Press, October 2014), cites Bruce Springsteen and Sheryl Sandberg as examples of people who disregard work-life balance and practice integration of the two. The 21st century… Read the full article

5 Tips for Telecommuters

April, 01, 2015 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

When it comes to flexible jobs, the popularity of telecommuters  are rising with one in five workers around the world telecommuting frequently with nearly 10% working from home everyday. Employees love the idea of reducing their commuting time, and employers are more and more moving towards open concept office, where employees do not have permanent desks.… Read the full article