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
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
Calgary-based digital identity and compliance platform Credivera announces Steve Guevarra as new Chief Financial Officer.
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