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A Canadian Workshifting Case Study

A Canadian Workshifting Case Study

Posted by on 31 December 2013

Workshifting is often touted as a way to attract talented employees, but it can be so much more than that. It can actually help your employees provide better service to customers – even in unexpected ways. Take Alberta-based ATB Financial, for example, whom we talked to at the launch of WORKshift Canada in Halifax. In […]

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You may have heard the facts about workshifting: 90% of flex workers are happier; flex workers are 55% more likely to go the extra mile for their employer; and 69% of flex employees would likely leave their jobs if they lost their flexible work schedule. And those are but just a few. So how can […]

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Employees who work remotely are 15 to 40 percent more productive than their office-dwelling counterparts, according to WORKshift Canada. But workshifting is more than squeezing extra productivity out of employees. It’s about adapting to the changing nature of work and positioning your company to be more competitive for the future. At the launch of WORKshift […]

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Does your city workshift yet?

Posted by on 27 November 2013

The workshifting movement continues to march across Canada. First in Calgary, Alberta, and then in Ottawa, Ontario, WORKshift Canada has now announced a partnership with Halifax Regional Municipality to encourage businesses and employees to embrace flexible and remote work. As a supporter of WORKshift Canada, GoToMeeting Canada was there when Mayor Mike Savage declaring WORKshift […]

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Top 5 Reasons People Seek Flexible Work

Today we have a guest post from Brie Weiler Reynolds. Brie is the Director of Online Content at FlexJobs and a contributing writer for 1 Million for Work Flexibility, the first national initiative to bring people together and create a collective voice in support of work flexibility. Over the last decade, telecommuting and flexible work options […]

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4 Ways Work Has Changed Forever

Posted by on 29 October 2013

By 2016, 75 percent of employed Canadians will be at least somewhat mobile, according to recent research by IDC Canada, and smaller companies will be on the forefront of this work revolution. Furthermore, their employees are much more likely to spend at least three days a week away from the office ‒ whether that’s in […]

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Young people aren’t all lazy, and business owners need to reconsider forcing employees to come into the office. Those points were among two of the key takeaways delivered by small business experts who spoke at the Toronto SOHO|SME Business Expo in Toronto this week. Now in its sixteenth year, #sohoSME is a business-to-business marketing event […]

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Want to be more productive? Work less. As paradoxical as that may sound, taking breaks is better for both you and your business. Numerous studies have shown that investing time in yourself – rather than just work – can pay off big. Spending extra time with family and friends, for example, is worth more than […]

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The way we work isn’t working. Last weekend, Jessica Lawrence, Josh Allan Dykstra and Julia Clow brought together a group of thought leaders and influencers for The Work Revolution Summit, a unique conference discussing the issues around work and culture today. In addition to interesting presentations and panels, there was also a “hackathon” format. Teams […]

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Today, we have a guest post from Connie Chan. Connie is the principal of Chess Media Group, a management consulting and strategic advisory firm. Chess works with some of the world’s largest and most forward-thinking companies on future of work and collaboration initiatives. Clients include companies such as Safeway, Sodexo, Lenovo, Franklin Templeton Investments, Lowe’s Home Improvement […]

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