Recent Blog Posts

Job Personality – What is yours?

October, 06, 2014 by Samantha Padilla-Torres author workhoppers

What is your job personality? The stereotype of a leader is that of an outspoken, loud, sociable, celebrity-looking, sparkle-on-the-teeth kind of person; that is, personal and professional success seems to be stereotypically correlated with extroversion. In the world of recruiting  there is often discussions about extroverts vs introverts in the workplace .  It seems intuitive… Read the full article

What is a freelancer? 5 types of Freelancers

September, 16, 2014 by Vera Gavizon author workhoppers

Globalization and the Internet revolution have been leading more and more workers to look for independent work and freelancers account for $715 billion of the total US economy every year. There are an estimated 53 million Americans freelancing which make up 34% of the entire workforce (FreelancersUnion.org (2013), So this leads us to ask a… Read the full article

Workhoppers with Tommy on CJAD 800AM

August, 27, 2014 by Linda Singer author workhoppers

A special thanks to Tommy Schnurmacher Show and the gang at CJAD for a fun morning! Shout out to Matthew for his “tour” of the station and the great pep talk. We had a great time and although we were a little nervous, Tommy made us feel super comfortable. We love talking about all the benefits… Read the full article

Remote work: Learning and training on the go!

August, 26, 2014 by Samantha Padilla-Torres author workhoppers

Truth is, 21st Century  jobs are no longer confined to the four walls of an office; now remote work / telework is more prominent than ever, and with it, a set of new technological opportunities have arisen.  Focusing on communication and learning, you can now share concepts and train your remote workforce from anywhere around… Read the full article

The Career Woman : Is Supermom Dead?

August, 21, 2014 by Vera Gavizon author workhoppers

Is Supermom Dead? Defining the Career Woman of the 21st Century Is the term Supermom, as we know it today, dead? At one time the term “supermom” defined the ideal for the perfect career woman – a mother who successfully managed her home while holding down a full time job. Is it  finally time for a… Read the full article

Finding the ideal job match: A challenge for HR and job seekers

August, 12, 2014 by Samantha Padilla-Torres author workhoppers

The ideal job match, just as the ideal partner, is not only likely to take a considerable time to come across with, but also, just plain hard to land. Data from the recruitment stage all the way to turnover rates correlate directly with how close of a job match an employee and an organization are;… Read the full article

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