By Tara Deschamps The Canadian Press Thu., April 26, 2018 Google is wading into Canada’s employment market with a new search feature and a $1-million investment into a forthcoming jobs platform. The technology giant announced Thursday that it had rolled out new search capabilities for Canadian users, allowing job seekers to browse postings that can be filtered by commute distance, job title and time commitment within the Google search engine. Google also revealed its philanthropic arm will be financially backing Toronto’s MaRS innovation hub as it develops an employment platform that will launch next year and aims to help workers navigate the changing job market. The moves signal Google’s growing interest in the employment sector and the expansion of its search functions, which come amid a shift toward the automation of workplaces and increasing pressure on workers to update skills as offices become more technologically savvy. Sabrina Geremia, Google … [Read more...] about Google rolls out job search feature, announces investment in MaRS employment platform
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INCREASINGLY common in the corporate world, telecommuting allows employees to work from home while staying connected to their office through conference calls and videoconferencing. According to the Huffington Post, “It is a trend that has grown, with 34 percent of connected workers saying they would be very likely to telecommute on a full-time basis if they could.” With the growing popularity of programs such as Skype and GoToMeeting, the “old” downside of telecommuting, not being able to meet colleagues face to face, has virtually disappeared. Now, many telecommuters participate in multiple videoconferences per day, making it imperative to dress professionally and keep a clean and organized at-home workspace. That being said, here are some tips to help telecommuters remain professional, productive and focused while working from home. 1. Claim a space. It’s important to designate a specific area in your home as your workspace. Separating yourself from … [Read more...] about Home Work—Getting the job done from home
By Loraine Balita-Centeno Dear moms of this generation, please consider yourself lucky because technology has now enabled you to supervise your children at home while keeping a job. No longer will you have to sacrifice earning a living over spending time at home with your kids. Telecommuting, the flexi work arrangement that has been around since the ’80s enables employees to work outside of the office (usually from their homes, or somewhere nearby like cafés), has become so widely practiced that the Senate has even approved a work-from-home bill. Senate Bill No. 1363 or the Telecommuting Act of 2017 aims to ensure that employees who work from home will get the same benefits and privileges as their office-going counterparts. In fact, a similar bill that has even been passed in the House of Representatives seeks to institutionalize telecommuting. These measures are expected to ease traffic congestion as it will significantly reduce the volume of commuters traveling during … [Read more...] about 8 Home-based work options for moms
We here at SAYS are fortunate to be given the choice of working remotely sometimes. Even though it's awesome, it has its pitfalls as well... They think you're one of those dodgy anons posting spammy comments or sending phishing e-mails. "Adult baby" would be the right term to describe you. Wake up, brush teeth, work, work, work, eat, work, work, work, eat, work, work, work, look at the time, decide it's finally time to take a shower, and the work some more. You become some sort of a robot that lives on the Internet and unfortunately, gets left out of social activities. Hopefully, they don't forget you when it comes to promotions... EXPECTATION: REALITY: The lines are blurred when your home is also your office and you have constant access to work, and your supposed sanctuary feels like a prison. Taking MC seems like a lie to get out of work even though you're genuinely ill because you can take your medication and still work remotely from home. To feel justified for calling in sick, … [Read more...] about 18 Real Truths About Working From Home. Nope, It’s Not All Rainbows And Unicorns!
You’ve probably seen those roadside signs stapled to telephone poles advertising big bucks for dubious work-from-home tasks. “Hiring students! Up to $1,000 a month! Call this number!” the “snipe signs” read. But one can only assemble so much furniture and stuff so many envelopes, and the payout is rarely what’s been promised, if anything at all. Luckily for those without bachelor’s degrees, not every high-paying, work-from-home job you qualify for is a scam. FlexJobs, an online service specializing in telecommuting and remote work, recently sifted through its listings for legitimate remote jobs that don’t require four years of college. Each of the below positions pay more than $45,000 a year, according to median annual salary data from PayScale, and does not require a bachelor’s degree. Web content editor Pay: $46,147 Sample job description:Edit original content with a focus on keywords provided by clients … [Read more...] about 8 high-paying work-from-home jobs that don’t require a bachelor’s degree