Waterfront BIA Singing Ambassadors perform at The Rostie Group

The triple award-winning Singing Ambassadors™ presented by The Waterfront BIA return for their sixth year on Toronto’s Waterfront. Eight lively ambassadors will perform impromptu a cappella renditions of classic and modern summer hits and offer assistance, directions and recommendations to visitors on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, from 11am to 6pm, June 22 until September 4. Visit www.waterfrontbia.com for more information. “The Singing Ambdassadors make people smile and … [Read more...]

How Getting a Virtual Assistant Can Help You Work Remotely

Summer brings shorter office hours and sunny getaways, but what if you could do that all year round? There are millions of people doing just that, all without sacrificing their income. This is the power of the virtual office. Virtual offices allow digital nomads to have their home base in another country—in our case, Toronto’s downtown core. Why have a virtual assistant? Running your own business can be a time consuming task. You have to juggle strategy, execution, billing and client or … [Read more...]

The June Scoop is Out!

After a long wait, summer is finally here. And with the sun comes plenty of events in Toronto. Catch the world's largest rubber duck and more at the Redpath Waterfront Festival or celebrate Pride Week around the city. If you're interested in learning more about email marketing, Constant Contact expert Vito Marchese will be hosting a workshop at The Rostie Group. Find out more about us and our clients in this month's issue of The Scoop. … [Read more...]

How to run more effective meetings

How often do you run across a coworker, sighing as they go onto their way to a meeting? Or maybe you’ve read one of hundreds of articles that say meetings are a waste of time. It’s not surprising that many people react this way. An unstructured meeting can be a waste of time, but at the end of the day these are still very important parts of running a successful business. If done right, a meeting allows your team to get together to collaborate, solve problems and build stronger … [Read more...]

The May Scoop is Out!

Summer is not far away now. With the Waterfront Artisan Market starting later this month and the Victoria Day long weekend not too far behind, it's time to bring the shorts out of hibernation and enjoy the sun. There's a lot going on this month at The Rostie Group: we celebrate our 15 year partnership with the John Molson School of Business and Concordia University, our Recruit-mints will be handed out to over 500 people with the Waterfront BIA's Welcome Bags and there's a lot more. Read on! … [Read more...]

Toronto Waterfront Office/Team Space Available

The Rostie Group has a team workspace available beginning this June at our location in WaterPark Place. This space is versatile has housed both closed and open concept workspaces. It is perfect for either a growing team or an established business looking to establish a base in Toronto. Office facts: 720 sq. ft. total (common area - 440 sq. ft., private offices - 140 sq. ft. each). Located at 20 Bay Street, across from ferry terminal. Less than 5 minute walk from Union Station, … [Read more...]

#RostieTalks with Tim Collins of Stafflink Solutions

This month on #RostieTalks, we welcome Tim Collins, President of Stafflink Solutions. Tim and his team have spent the last 15 years building Stafflink to a staffing firm that now specialises in IT that operates in North America. In this episode, Tim talks about: The job market for AI/ML in Toronto The future of tech in Canada Millennials and educating the next generation of tech experts Using technology for recruiting Why recruiting can be a rewarding career Why Stafflink … [Read more...]

The Counter Offer

Contributor:  Pamela Inglis, Recruiter – Rostie & Associates. Okay.  This is a tough one.  I know there are a lot of articles out there about this subject – written by people far more eloquent than I am.  But, they basically all say the same thing: DON’T DO IT! You’re always going to find someone who will tell you that they took a count-offer, got a great big raise and things couldn’t have worked out better.  Believe me, they’re the exception. Consider things from your employer’s … [Read more...]

The April Scoop is Out!

Spring is finally here and with warmer weather, there's a lot more to do. Easter is around the corner and there are plenty of amazing art and tech events to be involved in. In this issue you'll find: Easter Fun Facts Getting to know you With Jacky Lai What's going on in Toronto this April Construction on the Gardiner … [Read more...]