When a Recruiter Calls…

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Contributor:  Pamela Inglis, Recruiter – Rostie & Associates

You know the call, as soon as you hear it’s a recruiter on the other end of the phone there’s a good chance that the first thing you say is “thanks, but I’m not looking”. Fair enough. The majority of the people we call are happy in their current role. But does that mean you shouldn’t take a few minutes to find out what they’re calling about? It may not be for you but perhaps you have a friend that’s on the market or maybe, just maybe, it’s your dream job.

It may not be the time for you to make a move, maybe not the right role, but why not take a few minutes and get to know us a little. Hopefully you’ll never be in the position where you have to find another job, but eventually you may want to. And we’ll be here…waiting for your call.

Happy Birthday Cynthia!

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Happy Birthday Cynthia Rostie

Happy Birthday Cynthia!

The team at The Rostie Group would like to wish Cynthia Rostie a very Happy Birthday. We hope she has a wonderful day and is enjoying her travels. We look forward to celebrating with her upon her return!

Meetings made easy with videoconferencing

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Video Conferencing

 

Videoconferencing is a convenient and effective meeting option which can save your organization both time and money. This technology has many advantages over traditional business meetings.

Lowers travel expenses

Share information with colleagues around the world in mere seconds without unnecessary travel costs, long layovers, pricey courier services, and all those other stresses and hassles associated with travel.

Conduct worry-free recruiting

Find the best candidate for the job no matter where they may be located. Videoconferencing enables you to pre-screen, interview, and privately interact with potential employees all while providing personal contact in the assessment process.

Gain a Competitive “Edge”

Videoconferencing gives you the instant “edge” in an increasingly globalized business world. Get a variety of diverse perspectives from off-site associates with limited planning or notice.

Stay ‘in the loop’

Whether working from the office, connecting from home, or conducting business off-site, videoconferencing allows you to effortlessly manage your business priorities while remaining an integral part of the decision making process.

Reduces your Company’s Carbon Footprint

With the business world changing rapidly, videoconferencing allows you to host a traditional meeting without the traditional constraints of space and location Bring your groups from several key locations together rather than relying on high-emission transport to get everyone into the same room.

Let The Rostie Group host your next videoconference. Our cutting-edge equipment is safe, secure, and reliable. Plus, we offer on-call technical support and assistance throughout the entire videoconferencing process. Whether purchasing or renting our equipment, The Rostie Group can provide your organization with innovative communication solutions for an ever-changing global marketplace.

Prowork with Us!

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Tired of rushing to the coffee shop and grabbing a table to work? Find yourself tipping more often and buying more coffee in order to have a place to call your `office’? Need an office space but don’t want to get tied down to a lease and worry about all the details?

The Rostie Group can help! How about Proworking?

Proworking is a professional and productive solution for all types of professionals ranging from those that are launching their careers to seasoned baby boomers starting a new business and finding their footing in uncharted territory. Imagine working under the same roof as other talented and ambitious professionals. That synergy, flexibility, and affordability is what Proworking is all about. You get to work beside likeminded people and leave the rest of the details to us. We have flexible monthly options that are tailored to your needs.

Proworking is a shared office environment where you don’t have to worry about leasing or contracts. We offer all of our clients a personalized touch, and want to stand by you and support you as you work to grow your business from its infancy or nurture it into your dream. The Rostie Group has combined elements of cafe culture and an innovative and engaging work environment to offer you:

  • A secure and personal workspace
  • Access to a wide array of business centre amenities
  • Packages that work for any budget
  • No license agreements
  • Access to a professional environment to conduct/run your business
  • A prestigious Bay Street address in the south core
  • Networking opportunities to enhance your business
  • Access to exciting in-house events that include fun social mixers, professional networking, informative talks, as well as coaching opportunities

Proworking Membership 1 (Option Flex) $250/Month

  • Access to workspace during business hours (unlimited)
  • Complimentary coffee
  • Phone / Internet and WIFI
  • Access to a locked filing cabinet (additional charges apply)
  • Telephone (long distance charges apply)
  • Use of services – photocopier / fax / secretarial (additional charges apply)
  • Transfer membership to a proworker or friend for only $50.00

Proworking Membership 2 (Option Dedicated) $500/Month

  • Access to Workspace 24/7
  • Phone / Internet and WIFI
  • Access to a locked filing cabinet
  • Small meeting rooms (5 hours / month)
  • Telephone (long distance charges apply)
  • Use of services – photocopier / fax / secretarial (additional charges apply)
  • Transfer membership to a proworker or friend for only $50.00

Now Available: A New Home for Your Office Team

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Team Room Available Now

Here at the Rostie Group we pride ourselves in being able to provide quality and affordable office and team space for rent.

Move In Today!

An excellent space that can be used for projects, team space for up to 30 employees, or whatever your business need may be.
Features include:
  • Fully furnished and available at any notice.
  • Spectacular city views
  • Situated in the thriving downtown South Core, steps away from Union station and just a stone throws away from the lake.
  • Flexible and customizable office configuration to meet your company’s unique needs
    • Currently configured for 10 stations but large enough for many more options.
  • Excellent as a day office for brainstorming sessions, focus groups, and project work
  • Committed specialist support available from any of our teams (catering, in house IT support etc).
  • Rostie Group meeting rooms, voice over IP, videoconferencing, full service kitchen and business lounge all available at or for preferred rates.

We look forward to offering you a unique office solution that meets your company’s needs.

Feel free to contact us for further information or to book a tour: 416-214-1840 or visit www.RostieGroup.com

Team Space Now Available at The Rostie Group

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The Rostie Group is pleased to announce that one of our team rooms has just become available. It has beautiful views and can accommodate up to 30 employees. We look forward to discussing your company’s needs and offering you a suitable office solution.

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What type of meeting is it again?

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112512_2029_BookReviewT1Understanding the type of meeting that you are planning should help you make it even more effective. The type and purpose of getting this group of participants together will determine the timing, preparation and follow-up expected.

Amanda Schneider says

“Not all meetings should follow the same template. Using a variety of meeting techniques helps people focus, feel productive, and helps teams keep projects on track. Knowing your “meeting type” and following these best practices can keep you from wasting time and depleting your team’s motivation”

Read more of her great article here…

Great meetings result in something tangible.

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112512_2029_BookReviewT1Do you know what it takes to have a great meeting? Or, how not to ruin one?

Making sure that you have certain rules when it comes to the preparing for and running a meeting is critical to ensuring that your team emerges from the meeting room on the way to something valuable and tangible.

“No agenda should include the words information, recap, review, or discussion.

Great meetings often have agendas that are no more than one sentence, like “Determine the product launch date” or “Select software developer for database redesign.”

Information? Share it before the meeting. If I need to make a decision during a meeting, shouldn’t I have the information I need to make that decision ahead of time? Send documents, reports, etc., to participants in advance.

Holding a meeting to share information is unproductive and wastes everyone’s time–it’s lazy.”

Read this really great article about having great meetings here…

 

 

How does your meeting room arrangement affect participants?

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Are you guilty of overlooking meeting room logistics. The layout of your meeting room is secondary only to the meeting agenda and info. Here are some results of a survey conducted on meeting room participants, to think about before your next meeting.

“Meeting participants gave the highest ratings to the speakers, the opportunity to ask questions, the responses to questions, and topics about how the company was doing, especially about recent successes.

The lowest rated items were the meeting room and all the logistics: Room was too small or too big; room temperature was too hot or too cold or too stuffy; the chairs were uncomfortable chairs; the audio was poor; sight lines were poor; the video screen was too small; there were no refreshments; the refreshments were unhealthy; there were too many apples and oranges and not enough cookies; there was no water; there weren’t enough diet sodas.”

Read the rest of the article by Liz Guthridge here…

Tips every startup can use

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FAST GROWTH IS A GOOD PROBLEM, BUT WITHOUT GUIDELINES AND STRUCTURE, CAN BE A DETRIMENT TO YOUR NEW STARTUP. HERE’S HOW ONE FOUNDER GREW HIS COMPANY, AND WHAT HE LEARNED IN THE PROCESS.

BY MATT EHRLICHMAN

Over the past eight months our company has tripled in size, expanding from 25 employees to 125. During this time we transitioned from working in the basement of my home to a 17,000-square-foot office in Seattle, outgrowing two other temporary spaces in the process.

Growing so rapidly in a short of period time isn’t easy, especially for a young startup, but it was a great experience and learning process. Here are six things we learned during this time of fast growth:

1. YOU ARE PROBABLY OVERLOOKING PARTS OF YOUR BUDGET

It’s crucial to sweat the details and have a very clear understanding of the cash flow curve for your new office. Without a plan, spending can quickly get out of hand.

Take into account both the “people” and the “property” costs surrounding a big move. You must have a clear employee target number and growth timeline. Factor in the costs required to get newcomers hired and up to speed as well.

Read more…