The so-called “gig economy” has been in the news a lot. The rise of short-term contracts (freelancers, consultants, contractors) in the work landscape has been facilitated by technological advances and freelancer websites proliferating on the internet. The software company Intuit believes that as much as 45% of Canadians will be self-employed by 2020 and has … Read More »
Over the past few years, Canadian employers have lamented the onerous bureaucratic process associated with bringing foreign management staff to Canada. Recently, however, the federal government introduced a two-year pilot visa program –the Global Talent Stream(GTS) – as part of its Global Skills Strategy. The GTS allows certain types of workers to be granted a … Read More »
The concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is taught so dogmatically its true implications are often unclear. I suspect this is done intentionally to discourage people from asking questions and unraveling the theory. I was able to glean from various professors at UVIC and abroad (Tilburg University), that CSR is the doctrine of demanding managers … Read More »
Engineering is continuing its upward shift through technological advancement, scientific findings, and computing expertise, guaranteeing engineers continual employment and keeping the market competitive for employers looking to hire top talent.
This high demand for engineers is forcing companies to work hard to establish specific hiring goals in order to find their “perfect match” for a competitive … Read More »
We live in a culture where we celebrate independence and the ability to achieve things on our own steam. This holds true in the workplace as well, where job advertisements often include mandates such as “must work independently”. As professionals, we feel we should always be able to handle anything and everything.
It’s no surprise then, … Read More »