The world has become a global workplace, thanks to technology’s far-reaching capabilities that can keep everybody in touch. From phone calls and emails to instant…
Category: Working from Home
A typical holiday from work often includes relaxing and spending time with family and friends. Yet, for many Canadian workers, taking a holiday doesn’t always mean truly leaving the office.
A recent survey from CareerBuilder.ca shows that 30 per cent of workers read their work email while on holiday. With easy access to work email via smartphones and tablets, it’s common for workers to feel like they have to check in, even when they’re supposed to be checked out.
If you don’t know anyone who works from home, you may picture the role as pretty cushy: sleeping in, enjoying your coffee with leisure, being home to meet the cable service technician and settling in for TV marathons.
In reality, it can take a toll on your productivity, is sometimes lonely and may inadvertently cause you to miss important company updates, all while demanding that you continue to act professionally.
From parents to retirees to employees fed up with daily commutes, there are many people out there who would like the chance to work from home — and scammers know it. Christine Durst, co-author of “Work at Home Now: The No-Nonsense Guide to Finding Your Perfect Home-Based Job, Avoiding Scams and Making a Great Living,” has found that there are 60 scams out there for every one legitimate opportunity. How can job seekers separate the good from the garbage? Here are a few suggestions:
If you have traditionally worked in an office, the option to work at home sounds like paradise. A recent CareerBuilder.ca survey indicated that 27 percent…