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Best Jobs for People Over 50 in Canada

July, 29, 2014 by Linda Singer author workhoppers

New analysis from Statistics Canada shows that retirement is changing and that more than half of workers aged 55 and older return to the workforce.  Of Canadians that actually exited a long term job between the age of 55 and 59, 60% of them were re-employed within the next 10 years, while those age 60-64… Read the full article

Independent Contractor Rights : Canada

July, 22, 2014 by Vera Gavizon author workhoppers

Knowing your rights as an Independent Contractor in Canada is imperative in making sure you are receiving what you are entitled to by law. According to Ontario’s Worker’s Action Center (2010) an independent contractor or self-employed individual is one that, among others, controls how the work gets done, can freely negotiate pay, is responsible for… Read the full article

Human Resources Jobs are for Men too!

July, 08, 2014 by Samantha Padilla-Torres author workhoppers

Why are 70% of all HR jobs filled by women? It can be argued that the root of HR jobs lie at the beginning of the 1900’s when the role of “safety secretaries” was created in order to ensure fewer accidents in dangerous industries. Indeed, if HR’s foundation can be traced back to a secretary… Read the full article

Is HR Outsourcing the way to go?

July, 03, 2014 by Vera Gavizon author workhoppers

 The whys and whens of outsourcing HR PEOs or professional employer organizations are now one of the most common solutions to focus on the core activity of a business and leave other more administrative, yet still essential, functions to a third party. Commonly, PEOs can be seen as an HR outsourcing solution that handles activities… Read the full article

International Experience Canada :Hiring Solution

June, 18, 2014 by Vera Gavizon author workhoppers

  The impending Canadian labor shortage that employers will face in the upcoming years is no secret; and indeed, the Canadian Government has not left the matter unnoticed. As one solution to the precariously low birth rates and the increasing number of employees reaching retirement age, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada has presented the… Read the full article

International Experience Canada Program: Pack your suit and go!

June, 11, 2014 by Vera Gavizon 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

Why work from home just makes sense today

June, 03, 2014 by Linda Singer author workhoppers

Work from home and flexible work in general, are in right now. Why? Well because they make sense. So sit tight, here are the top reasons why work from home in the 21st Century is increasingly not being seen as an “alternative” form of work anymore. Whether you work from home 100% of the time… Read the full article

What Some Kids are doing to Pay for College Tuition ain’t sweet

June, 03, 2014 by Linda Singer author workhoppers

There are so many benefits to having a job while in university but having a sugar daddy employer is definitely not one of them. As a mother and a mompreneur who co-founded a company to help freelancers, stay-at-home moms, semi retired and students find flexible work I was flabbergasted when I came across a recent article… Read the full article

Telepresence robot: New way to work from home

May, 27, 2014 by Vera Gavizon author workhoppers

Supernatural Workforce? Telepresence robot: A new way to work from home We live in an era where we have become ubiquitous without being supernatural. How? Well, thanks to the Internet, the different Web 2.0 platforms that accompany it, and rapid technological advancements, we have managed to be everywhere: on the couch at home while we… Read the full article

Who is the flexible workforce?

May, 20, 2014 by Vera Gavizon author workhoppers

Freelancing, remote work, flexible jobs, we have all heard about them, but what is their actual representation in the current flexible workforce labor market? More importantly, how is our Workhopper’s Community looking like today in the context of the current North American flexible workforce labor reality? Well, get ready Workhoppers, we are about to embark… Read the full article

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