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Contractor Quick Poll: Where do you prefer to be working?

It’s now been about two months since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the Canadian economy to shift in a way we’ve never seen before. While some companies had to shut down projects and cut contracts almost immediately, others saw the opposite effect where demand for IT talent couldn’t be greater. Across all organizations, nearly all staff and contractors have been asked to work from home and that has been a major change for many of us.

Now, we’re weeks into the pandemic and slowly starting to see the economy open up. While few offices are bringing their teams back, we are at a point where we can at least start talking about it. In this month’s contractor quick poll, we’re curious to know what you think of working from home, especially after being forced to do so for so long.

Contractor Quick Poll: Do you support pet-friendly offices?

Pet-friendly offices have become a common trend in the modern workplace. Employers offer it as a perk to attract new talent and science has proven that dogs in the office make people nicer and more cooperative. Still, for a number of valid reasons — allergies, fear of animals, cultural beliefs — not all companies and organizations buy into the trend and maintain their people-only policy.

In this month’s contractor quick poll, we’re curious to learn how IT contractors feel about pet-friendly workplaces. Would you enjoy working at a client-site that adopted the freedom to bring your furry friend, or would potentially make you pass on the contract or work from home more often?

Being Stuck in an Office is No Reason to Be Out-of-Shape

We’ve all had that moment where we say we’re going to the gym, but then after work we’re just “too tired.” Maintaining a workout routine can be tough to fit around your work schedule. But sitting at a desk all day isn’t good for you or your health either.

Even doing the simplest of movements can make an improvement. It could be as simple as getting up every hour to move or going for walks on your lunch break. And if that won’t work for you, then TIME2Move has got you covered with 8 easy exercises to get you moving – without even leaving your desk.

How Technology Will Change the Workplace Forever

It’s an awesome time to be alive! The world is changing at accelerating paces and, as long as you can keep up, the ways technology changes our lives are nothing short of exciting. One area that’s seen some change and still has plenty of space for technology to revolutionize, is the workplace. While there will always be a place for humans, this short video from The List explains that the office as we know it today will be drastically different in the near future.