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“The Internet” is still evolving Last month, Canada joined over sixty international partners that signed “The Declaration for the Future of the Internet” which sets out the core vision and guiding principles for a globally trusted Internet. The commitments outlined in the declaration include "a global Internet that advances the free flow of information" and the promotion of "trust in the global digital ecosystem, including through protection of privacy." The internet, as we currently experience it, provides unprecedented opportunities for people from around the world to instantly connect, do business and express themselves, and continues to transform the global economy. Yet

The Changing Face of Work The sudden closure of offices and workplaces all around the world has forced many organizations into the reality of company-wide remote work. Prior to COVID19, roughly 20% of workers had experienced work-from-home or hybrid work, but that number has since spiked significantly to almost 75% since initial lockdown orders were introduced in the Spring of 2020. Being able to work in the safety of our own homes might have appeared ideal in the early days of the pandemic; however, the reality of working from home has not come without its challenges. Many areas of the experience have

At some point in our adult lives, most of us will be subjected to a personal background check. Maybe you’re chasing that “dream job”, perhaps you’re hoping to volunteer within your local community? Regardless of the specific life circumstances, somebody, somewhere will try to confirm that you really are who you say you are. At Credivera, we’re proud to partner with Mintz Global Screening, a global leader in investigative screening services and, working together, we make the process of identity proof more transparent and trustworthy for everyone. In a post-pandemic world, the concept of the workforce is changing with digital transformation forever

We recently chatted with Arnie Gess, President and Publisher of Construction Links Network. Arnie discusses his organization’s unique role within the Canadian construction sector, the ways in which digital transformation has impacted the industry and how Credivera’s innovative verification solutions can positively impact productivity and business costs within the sector. Can you please give our readers a little background on yourself? AG: I am a proud Saskatchewan boy who grew up in Weyburn and moved to Toronto as a young man in search of new adventures. Little did I know at the time that I would find my entrepreneurial spirit there. With very

The last three years have seen a perfect storm of circumstances combine to create a major shortage of skilled labour in the construction industry. On the demand side, the number of new housing builds and major project investment experienced record highs in 2019 and are expected to continue their upward trend for another decade.  On the supply side, up to 260,000 veteran workers will retire in the next decade, more people moved into other job sectors during the pandemic and new entrants into the labour market are less interested in pursuing opportunities in skilled trades. Overall, 30% of Canadian businesses are

A recent article, entitled “Women in Construction: The State of the Industry in 2022”, reports that, of all the employees currently working in the U.S construction industry, women comprise only 10.9% of the sector’s entire workforce.   Published by BigRentz, North America’s largest online construction equipment rental marketplace, the article outlines some of the reasons why current female representation in construction amounts to a mere 1.25% of the nationally available workforce. There are several factors contributing to this enormous gender gap, including unconscious gender bias, a lack of adequate training and negative perceptions of women working in construction. Domestically, this alarming reality

A recent study by Checkster shows 78% of applicants misrepresent their qualifications.   There are several reasons resumes don't tell the whole truth. To start, people want to make themselves look a little better. Or, they haven’t renewed their latest certification or maybe they don’t know when it expired.  Regardless of the reasons, the consequences of these misrepresentations are costly and risky to employers. If you have an unqualified workforce, you may face liability if something happens on your watch.  Enough gloom, let's discuss the hero in this story, verified digital credentials. This technology is helping businesses improve operational efficiency and the

The COR certification shows that your organization has met the provincial OHS standards. When it comes time to obtain or renew your Certificate of Recognition (COR) status, your Health and Safety team is either confident in compiling the requirements or dreads the yearly collection process and crosses their fingers that they have the most accurate safety information. If you’re of the finger crossing group, read on for how one electrical contracting firm went from a time-intensive process, to quick and confident.   Why COR Certify? Before your organization can gain a COR status, you must have a health and safety management system in place or this process can take over 12 months to finish. This COR status is