The Rostie Group’s First Meetup

The Rostie Group successfully hosted its first annual Summer Networking Meetup on Friday August 24th. Our tenants came out to join us in saying 'Aloha' to the summer season at the Miller Tavern, located just across from 20 Bay Street. As Hannah Tough prepared to go back to school, we were pleased to welcome Miriam Gaspar aboard. As well, we had another reason to celebrate as Lynda Pitchford officially joined our Rostie & Associates team! We sincerely hope to see you at our next dynamic … [Read more...]

David Rostie Speaks about the NHLPA Negotiations

The Rostie Group's very own David Rostie caught some camera time recently when he was tracked down by Global News. David shared his views amidst the then ongoing NHL contract negotiations which were being held at 20 Bay Street. A die-hard hockey fan, David expressed his heartfelt desire that a settlement be reached as soon as possible so that fans just like him would be not be robbed of the sport they love. The previous lockout in 2004–05 NHL was a lockout that resulted in the cancellation of … [Read more...]

The NHL Labour Talks, Hosted by The Rostie Group

The NHL labour talks may not have resolved the association’s problems, but at least the owners had some fashionable Rostie Group umbrellas to keep them dry as they left the building. The Rostie Group recently hosted the NHLPA in their newly built Rainy Lake conference room. Click here to see the Global News clip. "The biggest issue holding up talks is finding agreement on how the league's revenues should be split up. Players received 57 per cent under the expiring CBA and the league wants to … [Read more...]

The Rise of the Remote Worker

Even with rising unemployment, the number of remote workers continues to climb according to the Dieringer Research Group Inc.  Demographically... What does the average teleworker look like? Would you have guessed, 40-years-old and at least a college grad? Half of the teleworkers out there have a college degree, on top of that 25% have a post-graduate degree in addition to college. Teleworkers are mostly knowledge workers. The option to telework is increasingly offered to salaried … [Read more...]

Everything You Need to Know before your Video Conference

Video conferencing is a good way to save on overhead costs and the cost of client meetings altogether by eliminating time and capital used in commuting. Here are some essential tips to make sure your next video conference is a success. Internet Connection Make sure that you are using a hard-wired Ethernet connection, and not any kind of Wi-Fi, for video conferencing. Wi-Fi crashes much more often than Ethernet connections – the advantage is clear. Test the internet connection BEFORE the … [Read more...]

Increase Office Productivity with a Little Feng Shui

Think you’re maximizing your work space? Many believe that the way you arrange your office can combat low initiative, morale and focus or even draw in wealth and prosperity. Many Asian business-people consult with Feng Shui experts before moving an office or buying a property; and as well there are countless tales of organizations rescued from the brink of bankruptcy thanks to this ancient Chinese wisdom. The following are some tips to bring Feng Shui into your office and start taking … [Read more...]

6 Telecommuter Tips

Develop a Pre-work ritual. Have one thing in the morning that indicates to you that it's time to work. It could be something as simple as jumping into the shower at a certain time or flipping your laptop lid open at your desk. Batch. Don't make a list of a gazillion tasks to complete. simplify things by batching similar tasks and prioritizing. Differentiate the urgent from the important to make your days more productive. Work in blocks. Set certain time blocks for completion of tasks, … [Read more...]

Team Building should have a Business Purpose

Team building exercises at the beginning of meetings and training sessions or at retreats can give employees the shot in the arm they need to feel rejuvenated about their organization, their fellow employees and the work they do. Not to be overestimated however, ice breakers and team building cannot be long term solutions to an organization's problems. Avoid team building sessions that have a glaring disconnect from the reality of the company and it's employees. Honesty in the way these … [Read more...]

In Honour of the Ever Evolving Administrative Professional

TORONTO, ON, June 13, 2012 - Food, fashion and fascinators were in abundant supply at the Rostie Group’s Second Annual High Tea celebration held on Thursday, June 7 at the meeting and office space provider’s 20 Bay Street WaterPark Place location in Toronto’s thriving south core. The High Tea, which was originally held during Administrative Professionals week in April last year, is an appreciation event in honour of the city’s hardworking executive assistants and admin professionals. … [Read more...]