Class of 2010 – Where Did All the Jobs Go?

Don’t ever, ever quit. Recognize that stopping now, regrouping to try a new approach isn’t quitting. If you quit, you’ll regret it forever.” ~ Rudy Ruettiger I caught a snippet from The Early Show this morning reporting on a young American graduate, with a 3.72 GPA, not able to find work in his field of … Continue reading

Paying it Forward with Twitter

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop This great inspirational quote by Confucius is my most retweeted quote to date. My Twitter followers can rely on me to send out a handful of inspirational quotes in amongst relevant news links, industry tips, recommended software and the obligatory … Continue reading

Virtual Workforces Provide Solutions to Typical Telework Challenges

Even the Government of Canada supports a virtual workforce; of course, they call it teleworking. In a 2007 study, they looked at the benefits and challenges of having employees work remotely. Benefits gathered from a corporate employee study included: Productivity has increased by an estimated 15% among teleworkers, with 94% of them reporting 15% to … Continue reading

The Game Has Changed – The Virtual Workforce Paradigm

“The game has changed.” Never has a statement about the traditional model for business services been truer. Today’s virtual workforce is no longer limited to virtual assistants working from home offices, providing general administrative or web-related services. Virtual workers are able to provide business support services at all levels from administration to mid and upper … Continue reading

Globe & Mail says “Jobless rate to stay high: Fed”

Think the time is here to change how we work and hire workers? What better time than now to rethink how ‘it’s always been done’ and embrace the concept of  a virtual workforce. While North America continues to deal with the fallout from the recession, it’s apparent to me that technology and innovation hold much … Continue reading