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How remote work will change recruitment and people management

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 26, 2020

This is the third edition in a new Waterloo EDC series on remote work. Stay tuned for posts featuring a variety of perspectives on the subject, including our Q&A with SkyWatch for lessons from a digital native company and OpenText to learn why they shut 50% of its offices to go remote. 

The very nature of how we work is shifting.

Remote work was possible a decade ago, but wasnt common. It took...

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Topics: talent, Q&A, quality of life

Here’s why OpenText decided to shut 50% of its offices and go remote

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 19, 2020

This is the second edition in a new Waterloo EDC series on remote work. Stay tuned for posts featuring a variety of perspectives on the subject and read our Q&A with SkyWatch for lessons from a digital native company.

They're one of the biggest tech companies in Canada and one of the biggest tech stocks on the Toronto Stock Exchange. They’re known around the world for their information...

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Topics: Q&A, ecosystem, quality of life

Lessons on remote work from a digital native company

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 7, 2020

This is the first edition in a new Waterloo EDC series on remote work. Stay tuned for posts featuring a variety of perspectives on the subject, including thoughts from a multinational company, an experienced recruiter and a Future of Work expert.

Is the world about to become a bit more remote?

One of the predicted outcomes of COVID-19 self-isolation is that remote work could become a much more...

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Topics: technology, Q&A, quality of life

Waterloo Region doing its BEST to fight economic hit from COVID-19

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 23, 2020

The spread of COVID-19 is disrupting businesses and communities around the world.

To combat this disruption, leaders from Waterloo Region have joined forces to form the Business and Economic Support Team of Waterloo Region, also known as BESTWR. This team, which includes representatives from local Chambers of Commerce, Communitech, Business Improvement Areas (BIA), Tourism and top officials from...

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Topics: Q&A, ecosystem

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