Technology companies on a Canadian hiring spree

Tech companies compete for Canadian talent

American technology companies are setting up secondary headquarters in Canada and looking to fill in hundreds of new positions.

Although it is great news in general; Canadian companies and start-ups are finding it harder to hire local talent.

NFTs: Risks and opportunities beyond the hype

NFT Cover

Christie’s, the historical auction house and a pioneer in the art world made history a few weeks ago by auctioning off artwork for a record US$69 million – making it one of the most expensive works ever sold. The piece entitled “The first 5000 days” created by the contemporary artist Beeple cannot be hung on […]

Can technology improve employee mental wellbeing

Innovators look to help resolve Work from Home challenges As more individuals work from home today than ever before in recent history; knowing their emotional state has become harder for those in charge. A recent study claims that 1 in 3 adults, particularly women and younger adults, feel anxiety and depression related to COVID-19 – […]

Big tech receive mixed reviews during COVID

GLOBAL – Amid the COVID 19 induced shutdowns and recession, certain tech companies have ramped up hiring. Companies such as Amazon and Shopify are not only posting to fill multiple positions, they are also increasing pay rates for current employees. Driven partly by an increase in demand for essential supplies, and partly as a gesture […]

Facebook to change course on Libra strategy

SAN FRANCISCO – Facebook Inc. ( NASDAQ: FB) and its partners are considering a redesign of the Libra cryptocurrency system to allow for digital versions of established currencies such as the dollar and the Euro – according to Bloomberg and tech site The Information. The change marks a clear attempt by the firm at adapting […]

How Asian countries are using technology to fight COVID-19

It has been some time since Coronavirus, or COVID-19 as it is officially known, has taken hold of major urban centres around the world. As the virus continues to cause global panic, I examine the use of technology in combatting the spread of the disease in Asia. In particular, Chinese authorities have enacted several high […]

The man behind Wework; Adam Neumann? Part 2

Exponential Growth Wework grew from one office in 2010 to 52 offices in 2015, and then exponentially to 500+ offices in 32 countries – with over 100 in New York alone in 2019. Between 2016 and 2017, WeWork’s revenue grew from $436M to $886M. In 2018, revenue swelled to $1.8B, marking a second straight year […]

The man behind Wework; Adam Neumann? Part 1

Much has been said about Wework and its cofounder, Adam Neumann. He is the larger-than-life cofounder of Wework, with around 500 plus locations worldwide – known for being involved with controversial figures and making employees take shots of tequila at work. In the latest turn of events, he was forced to resign as the CEO […]

Should Social Media companies monitor for workplace harassment?

Workplace harassment Slack

Social Media platforms, particularly Facebook, Google, and Twitter, have come under fire for not policing their platforms sufficiently against misinformation, hate speech and online bullying. Real-life terrorist instances, like the mosque shootings in New Zealand, were live-streamed on Facebook – sparking outright condemnation by individuals and world leaders. More should be done to moderate these […]

Will facial recognition catch on in schools and public institutions?

Imagine a regular classroom setting with the addition of inconspicuously placed security cameras focusing in on each student. The teacher confirms attendance without the need for a roll call. The cameras pick up on the students’ reactions and their level of attentiveness in class. The data is then collected to assess their attitude in general […]