Labour market shift – Are you ready?

The advent of AI is shaking things up and the residual effects of the pandemic continue. Planning your workforce or your career means understanding the changes coming. IBM has announced that it won’t be hiring for jobs that it thinks will be replaced by AI in the next...

Gen Zs and Millennials – New ways of working

More than 40% of Canada’s millennials have participated in “the gig economy” over the past five years, according to an Angus Reid Institute (ARI) study and reported by BNN Bloomberg. Among those getting by on informal employment, 36% described their...

Hiring & staffing trends to watch in 2024

Where are people looking? 58% of hiring decision makers surveyed by Google identified large recruitment sites as the top sources for finding highly qualified candidates (more than their company career pages and employee referrals). 44% of active job-hunters or those...

Contract professional contact hoarding

It’s a new year and time to leave bad habits behind. One bad habit in the workplace is contract professionals contact hoarding, keeping contact information about your external professionals to yourself and not sharing, — a damaging dynamic that persists in companies....

Trusting your professional contractors in a gig economy

“Ballooning by 30% during the pandemic, the gig workforce is now on track to surpass the full-time workforce in size by 2027” according to Forbes. The pandemic was the test ground for how to hire and manage professionals that are working remotely or from home. When...

What is The Gig Economy? 

What gig economy means The term “Gig” was originally coined in the 1920s by jazz musicians as slang for engagement and now more broadly refers to having paid work. The gig economy, also known as the freelance or on-demand economy, is a significant force reshaping the...