Recent Blog Posts

The best damn homemade granola recipe! Brown bag it to work.

June, 20, 2013 by Linda Singer author workhoppers

Eating out at the office can get very expensive. What stops us from bringing our own lunches to work  everyday ? It is usually not having enough time and not having enough choice.  So here is an amazing recipe for homemade granola that is easy to prepare, can be made in bulk and stored, and… Read the full article

Job Skills For Sale. A How to Guide

June, 18, 2013 by Linda Singer author workhoppers

What a great evening we had. Just got home from our twitter lesson with Genevieve and we wanted to share the experience… Meet Genevieve, an incredibly talented woman who was working full time for a reputable well known software company. She got laid off from her job. The timing could not have been worse as… Read the full article

Bridge Employment and Happy Retirement

June, 14, 2013 by Linda Singer 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 : Untapped talent

June, 11, 2013 by Linda Singer 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 moms… Read the full article

Local Outsourcing Benefits

June, 06, 2013 by Linda Singer author workhoppers

There are many benefits for companies to outsource with local freelancers and these must be considered when looking at the different options of on-line talent marketplaces. Thanks to Talent Marketplaces on the web, companies now have access to a vast army of potential workers who are just a click away. As the recent issue (June… Read the full article

Contingent Workforce : Prepare now for the new work era

June, 04, 2013 by Linda Singer author workhoppers

As far back as the mid 1990s MITs Sloan School of Management envisioned that by 2015 there would be a shifting network of contingent workforce. Companies would have the potential to maintain small regular workforces and increasingly rely on outsourcing a contingent workforce. Similar to the model used by the Hollywood film industry, specialized people… Read the full article

Mompreneur How to balance it all and comeback to work

May, 28, 2013 by Linda Singer author workhoppers

Going back to work after kids is different for everyone. When a mom or a mompreneur  decides to go back to work is a personal choice. Some are forced or decide on going back to work after taking a short maternity leave, while others go back to work much later in their life when their kids are in… Read the full article

What is Outsourcing: 6 steps to successful project implementation

May, 23, 2013 by Linda Singer author workhoppers

Despite the benefits of outsourcing over the past decade, many companies have only recently begun to implement its use while others are still in the planning stages. Make sure you know exactly what is outsourcing, what are the benefits and what are the challenges before implementing a project.   Decide on what parts of  your… Read the full article

Local Hire is the right choice: Attention Diane Finley

May, 14, 2013 by Linda Singer 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

Temporary Workers and Freelancers Top 5 Advantages for Business Success

May, 08, 2013 by Linda Singer 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 using temporary workers: 1-Reduced overhead Consultants and temporary workers do not receive health care, retirement benefits, vacation time and may not require additional… Read the full article

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