By Jordan Fried Offices are so 20th century these days. Who really needs the hassle anymore? The expense of paying for rent and equipment plus the extra staff needed to keep it clean and functional. It used to be that the benefits of having a nice office in a good, convenient location for your business […]
Of all the things the Internet has done for society, changing the image of the workplace is one of the most exciting. Canadian businesses are embracing the idea of remote workers, due to increasing evidence of the many benefits of a flexible workforce. Research and guidance is also increasing in Canada as more businesses explore […]
Telecommuting, virtual commuting, mobile commuting, teleworking, remote working…whatever you call it, the virtual workplace employment structure has exploded in popularity. The advances in communications technology and virtual collaboration have made it both feasible and economical to escape the traditional office. Working remotely myself for many years, and working with companies that hire remote workers, has […]
Statistics show Canadian small and micro businesses are missing out on lucrative online opportunities to grow their business. From eCommerce to blogging and social media, many small business owners, the self-employed, sales professionals, authors, etc., are simply not equipped to go there. They’re often not in the position to hire someone with a degree, yet […]
From ‘The Cloud’ to business phone collaboration systems, it has never been more practical and profitable to facilitate telecommuting (AKA virtual commuting, mobile commuting, teleworking, remote working). Part-time or full-time virtual teams have many proven benefits for employers, staff, and the environment. A 2012 Reuters Ipsos worldwide poll indicated one in every five employees work […]
Cloud computing has opened a new door to small businesses that allows a level of innovation, functionality and efficiency previously only enjoyed by those with a large budget. In spite of the opportunities it presents, Cloud adoption has been slow in Canada.
The majority of Canadian job losses reported for July were part-time jobs (51,600) and the future doesn’t look bright for part-timers. This comes at a time when more of our youth are opting to continue their education and need part-time work until they’re done school. Parents often need to supplement their income while staying at […]